The soundtrack for RZA’s new film, “Man With the Iron Fists,” is an eclectic compilation. Contributors range from the Black Keys and Corrine Bailey Rae to Pusha T and Kanye West, who got plenty of creative freedom to come up with his single “White Dress.”
And if the rappers’ schedules allow it, fans might get to hear even more work from ’Ye and RZA in the coming months.
“With Kanye, it was a little different because he was invited into the editing room very early,” the Wu-Tang vet told MTV News, explaining that West actually got a chance to see some of the film before recording.
“When I had the scene done with Lucy Liu and all of these pretty girls, I reached out to him and said, ’I want you to come to the editing room and see this scene and potentially give me a song for it.’ So he came in, watched the scene and he loved it, and all he had was a demo of the music. I told him, ’You could take this music, add to it and flip it, because I know how good you are at what you do. But the main thing is that I want it to be a female-based song.’ ”
The end result was just as good as he’d hoped for. “He went and came back with ’White Dress,’ which is a female based song,” RZA said. “[In the movie scene], Lucy Liu walks in — not with a white dress — but she does come in with a gown, and somehow his lyrics really resonate with the scene.”
After doing his part for the ’Iron Fists’ soundtrack, Kanye has been back in the studio working on another album, and RZA might end up working on that too. “There’s been some emails back and forth. My schedule has been crazy — I’m quite sure his has been crazy as well — but if I get a chance to do some stuff before he finishes the record, I’d love to go in and add some energy,” he said of potentially appearing on the LP. “But if not, I’ll just be a fan, buying it and enjoying it like the rest of us.”
“Man With The Iron Fists” is in theaters now.