11:01am PT by Rebecca Ford
RZA's 'Man With the Iron Fists' Soundtrack Features Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys
RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, is an action-packed kung-fu film starring Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu. The pic will hit theaters in November, but a star-studded soundtrack will hit stores a bit earlier, on October 23.
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The list for the soundtrack has been released, and features a collection of big-name talent. With RZA making his big move from music to directing, it seems he was able to get a lot of friends to help out with the music for his big debut.
The soundtrack includes new songs from Kanye West, the Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, Pusha T and Raekwon. Also, RZA teams up with the Black Keys for the new song “The Baddest Man Alive.” He also teams up with Flatbush Zombies.
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At Comic-Con, RZA, who wrote the script with Eli Roth, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the film, which is presented by Quentin Tarantino.
“I’m in love with film,” he told THR, adding that he also wrote the score for the movie. “Film and music, they have a very similar wavelength, and so they intertwine. For me, they go hand-in-hand.”
The complete soundtrack list is below:
01 The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive”
02 Ghostface Killah, M.O.P & Pharoahe Monch – “Black Out”
03 Kanye West – “White Dress”
04 The Revelations feat. Tre Williams – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
05 Talib Kweli & RES – “Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)”
06 Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Kool G. Rap – “Rivers of Blood”
07 Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife – “Built for This”
08 24 Carat Black – “Poverty’s Paradise”
09 Killa Sin – “The Archer”
10 RZA & Flatbush Zombies – “Just Blowin’ In The Wind”
11 Corrine Bailey Rae – “Chains”
12. Pusha T & Raekwon – “Tick Tock”
13. Frances Yip – “Green is the Mountain”
14. The Wu-Tang Clan – “Six Directions of Boxing”
15. Mabel John – “Your Good Thing Is About To End”
The Man With the Iron Fists opens in theaters on November 2, 2012.