Late October to early November is gonna be church for Wu-Tang aficionando's across the world; the extremely anticipated directorial debut from Wu-Tang Abbot The RZA shows that he's reallty fully taken the step to Hollywood scene now, especially with the backing of producer Quentin Tarantino and co-writer Eli Roth (I really don't like the latter, but I doubt he'll screw this up), and will release debut feature film "The Man With The Iron Fists" which hits US theaters on November 2. RZA has composed a 30-segment original score the flick with a little help from arranger Howard Drossin; pretty similiar to RZA's work on "The Protector" score CD.
What reallty intrigues me and will make it to my collection however, is the Original Movie Soundtrack, featuring 16 songs prouced by the the likes of RZA, Frank Dukes, S1, Fizzy Womack, KanYe West, Bob Perry, and new music from Wu-Tang Clan, KanYe, RZA, Black Keys, Flatbush Zombies, Kool G Rap, Killa Sin, Talib Kweli, The Revelations, Tre Williams, RES, and more. I've heard half the soundtrack in perfect CDQ quality and trust me when I say it's a fucking BANGER on both the production and lyrical tip. Resurrecting the old soul label, Soul Temple, the O.S.T. hit stores on October 23 while the score, which will be available on both vinyl and CD drops the same day.
There's also a more expensive deluxe set available directly from Soul Temple's Bandcamp; a monster set, including all versions of the OST/score and then some., Instrumentals to the soundtrack, and a 2-CD set of soul classics that inspired The Wu, RZA and their music throughout the years, picked out by The Abbot himself. It's pricey, but it's an incredible set that will look great in your collection, and the 5-CD set also comes packed with the vinyl. The set is up for pre-orders now. If you've heard a few cuts you know the drill, this shit got some incredible production, great posse cuts with fierce lyrical assaults, and some new interpretations of some amazing soul classics, so this is really what a soundtrack should be. RZA took the time to break down each song track by track, where you can listen to the leaked songs in high quality, while you read The Abbot's take on each track. Very interesting read!! All hail to Complex Magazine and The RZArerucctor.