"The same way that this cast is diverse... it's the same thing with the music," RZA said in an interview last month, in reference to the soundtrack for his upcoming feature film directorial debut, The Man With The Iron Fist.
As announced in a post lat month, the soundtrack will include tracks from: The Black Keys, Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa, My Chemical Romance, Chinese Cantopop (Cantonese pop music) singer Sally Yeh, composer Howard Drossin, some Wu-Tang originals, which he said were gutted and re-orchestrated.
Also he said that Stax Records jumped on-board and handed over several famous songs from their library, by the likes of soul singer/song writer William Bell, Isaac Hayes, blues vocalist Mabel John, and others; and he took all these songs, stripped them down, and re-orchestrated them.
"It's a great ride!" he said. You could feel his excitement for the soundtrack in that interview, which he says will be released commercially, but didn't mention a date at the time.
Well, now we know the soundtrack's release date, as well as have the full track listing, and, one of the cuts.
First, courtesy of Pitchfork, the album will be released on October 23 via Soul Temple/STAX/Red Distribution.
In addition to the aforementioned artists, it'll also include new tracks from Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Pusha T, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, and Flatbush Zombies.
The full track listing follows below, and underneath that, you can listen to one of them - specifically, the Freddie Gibbs/Method Man/StreetLife collaboration, titled Built For This, which was released over the weekend.
The Man With the Iron Fists soundtrack:
01 The Black Keys and RZA: "The Baddest Man Alive"
02 Ghostface Killah, M.O.P, and Pharoahe Monch: "Black Out"
03 Kanye West: "White Dress"
04 The Revelations: "I Forgot to Be Your Lover" [ft. Tre Williams]
05 Talib Kweli and RES: "Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)"
06 Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, and Kool G. Rap: "Rivers of Blood"
07 Method Man, Freddie Gibbs, and StreetLife: "Built for This"
08 24 Carat Black: "Poverty's Paradise"
09 Killa Sin: "The Archer"
10 RZA and Flatbush Zombies: "Just Blowin' in the Wind"
11 Corrine Bailey Rae: "Chains"
12 Pusha T and 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"
And below is the Freddie Gibbs/Method Man/StreetLife collaboration, titled Built For This. The Man With The Iron Fist was one of S&A's 2012 upcoming films we're excited about.
The film will be out in the USA on November 2.