Taken from RZA’s upcoming The Man With The Iron Fists film, the release of the soundtrack’s tracklist was met with much excitement and praise. This was unquestionably one of the better-looking selections on paper, and it doesn’t disappoint.
The production is moody and with a creeping sense of suspense, and given that it’s all work inspired by/to be used in the film, it’s the type of beat that you can envision being set to, and improving, a dark nighttime scene. Pusha opens the raps with a steady pace, packing his relatively aggressive raps into a quiet intensity that makes for a nice change of style, before Raekwon’s gristly tones jump in for a set of drug raps that feel perfectly suited to this Wu-style beat. Joell’s on closing duty and alters his approach in a similar manner to Pusha, swapping his usual high-octane style for a more menacing, reserved delivery that doesn’t sacrifice any of his lyrical ability. Worth a listen for sure, and be sure to keep an eye out for the full OST on 23rd October.