If you're a Wu-Tang Clan fan who's looking for a set of speakers that can crank a "deep type flow/Jacques Cousteau could never get this low" kind of sound, you're about to stumble on a gem: a limited edition Bluetooth speaker that comes equipped with a previously unreleased track by Wu-Tang mogul Ol' Dirty Bastard. (It almost makes up for even the worst Killa Beez album.)
Made by the company Boombotix, the speaker—aptly named the Boombotix Rex—pays homage to the rapper, producer, and comedian, who died from a drug overdose in 2004, in both sight and sound. The portable features an overlay of candy bar-inspired pop art, with an iconic illustrative silhouette of ODB's face taken straight from the album cover of his most famous solo work, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version.
The producer for 36 Chambers also happens to be the same person who oversaw the Boombotix Rex's preloaded, posthumous ODB track: Wu-Tang Clan creator RZA also oversaw the execution of the late rapper's single "Obey Me." While there has been no official release or unofficial leak of the recording as of yet, the track was compelling enough for Montreal-based DJ Shash'U to create a remix version, which will be used in an upcoming music video starring Young Dirty Bastard (aka ODB's son, Bar-son Jones), set to premiere on Nov. 11.
The Boombotix Rex isn't just a novel piece of hip hop paraphernalia: the drop-tested speaker also sports some fine specs, such as a top-notch bass woofer, full fidelity dual 36-mm drivers, an LED indicator, a weather- and water-resistant IPX4, and a rechargeable battery complete with an 8-hour battery life.
According to an official press statement, Icelene Jones, ODB's wife and the executor of his estate, finds the Boombotix Rex a fitting tribute to the legacy of her deceased husband. "By creating this celebration week we are really honoring my husband and his legacy," said Jones. "I believe the fans will really enjoy the new music Boombotix is releasing."