August 28, 2012


RZA's "Iron Fists" Soundtrack: New Black Keys, Kanye & More

Lester Cohen Archive
Lester Cohen Archive

Wu-Tang Clan mastermind RZA’s directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists comes out this November. The film has an all-star, if somewhat predictable, pedigree; it’s co-written by Hostel auteur Eli Roth, produced by RZA’s Kill Bill collaborator Quentin Tarantino and stars Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu.  As impressive as that line-up is, it pales compared to the soundtrack, which is about as awesome as you’d expect for RZA’s first feature film.  Here’s the first single for the Method Man/Freddie Gibbs/Streetlife collaboration, "Built for This." 

The soundtrack also features new music from Ghostface Killah, Pusha T, Kanye West, Raekwon, Talib Kwali and Wu-Tang and RZA collaborating with the Black Keys and Flatbush Zombies.

In case you haven’t heard of the Flatbush Zombies, the Brooklyn-based rap trio has had quite the year. First they went viral with the banger "Thug Waffle." They had other successes with "S.C.O.S.A" and "Face-Off (LS Darko)," which led to a guest spot on A$AP Mob’s "Bath Salt." And now, seven months after "Thug Waffles," the trio is collaborating with RZA and the Black Keys. Not bad.

Here’s the full track listing and trailer for The Man With the Iron Fists:

1. The Black Keys and RZA: "The Baddest Man Alive"                                        
2. Ghostface Killah, M.O.P, and Pharoahe Monch: "Black Out"
3. Kanye West: "White Dress"
4. The Revelations: "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" [ft. Tre Williams]
5. Talib Kweli and RES: "Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)"
6. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Kool G. Rap: "Rivers of Blood"
7. Method Man, Freddie Gibbs, and StreetLife: "Built for This"
8. 24 Carat Black: "Poverty's Paradise"
9. Killa Sin: "The Archer"
10. RZA and Flatbush Zombies: "Just Blowin' in the Wind"
12. Corrine Bailey Rae: "Chains"
13. Pusha T and Raekwon: "Tick Tock"
14. Frances Yip: "Green is the Mountain"
15. The Wu-Tang Clan: "Six Directions of Boxing"
16. Mabel John: "Your Good Thing Is About to End"