By Bryant Gilmore
With Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth on board, it seems that “The Man with the Iron Fists,” Wu-Tang Clan member RZA’s feature film debut is destined to be a sure-fire hit, and its soundtrack should be no exception.
The soundtrack, which drops on October 23, two weeks before the film’s premiere on November 2, will feature contributions by RZA’s fellow Wu members Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon, Talib Kweli, The Black Keys, and Wu Tang fan and rapper, Kanye West, who reportedly recorded a song called “White Dress.”
The soundtrack is to be released on RZA’s own Stone Temple Records and distributed through Stax/RED Distribution, and in addition to the new songs, RZA says that fans can expect some newly re-purposed Wu Tang tracks along with some classic Stax music from artists Isaac Hayes, Mable John, and William Bell. To tide fans over, on Sunday, August 26th, RZA released a song off the soundtrack called “Built for This” which featured Method Man, Freddie Gibbs and StreetLife.
“The Man with the Iron Fists” stars RZA as a black-smith in 19th century China who gets caught up in a war between warriors and assassins threaten his community. Along with RZA, the cast features Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, and Pam Grier.
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