RZA's The Man With The Iron Fists Soundtrack Tracklist


Quentin Tarantino presents The Man With The Iron Fists, an action-adventure inspired by kung-fu classics as interpreted by his longtime collaborators RZA and Eli Roth. Making his debut as a big-screen director, co-writer and leading man, RZA—alongside an exciting international cast led by Russell Crowe and Lucy Liu—tells the epic story of warriors, assassins and a lone outsider hero who all descend on one fabled village in China for a winner-takes-all battle for a fortune in gold. The film arrives on November 2, 2012.

I saw the trailer for this a little while back and frankly, it looks epic. Normally projects like this can be pretty shoddy, but RZA’s clearly surrounded himself with the right people and properly committed to this, and the sheer scale of the names involved in both the film and the soundtrack suggests he’ll pull this off with considerable success. The tracklist features a fantastic roster, including Kanye West, Pusha T and of course the Wu-Tang Clan; click below for the full list, where you can also grab a free download from the OST.
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Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae and Royce Da 5’9″-Assassins


Sadly, Soundcloud decided to play up yesterday, so forgive me for the delay on this collaboration. After a short intro, the track blasts into life with an aggressive, in-your-face Jean Grae verse. Can’t argue with some of her clever raps, and it sets the tone superbly. Monch comes through next with a range of flows that display his versatility, switching things up throughout to keep you intrigued. Royce closes off with another good verse, and though he has one or two of the nicest lines, he probably has to take the loss on this one. The beat is frantic, explosive and certainly adds to the intensity of the verses, making for a very solid all-rounder. W.A.R. coming March 22nd.

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Pharoahe Monch-Clap (One Day) [Short Film]

Always refreshing to see artists pushing the envelope when it comes to creativity within music. Monch drops us the extended visuals to his single Clap (One Day) from the upcoming W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) album.

Monch’s track dips in and out at various key points in the epic clip, which follows a guilty conscience of a police officer who shoots a child, before a brilliant climax supported by a powerful acappela. The visuals here certainly add sentiment to the track and utilizes some emotional and somewhat controversial imagery to achieve this.

If you’ve got ten minutes to spare then this is definitely worth a watch as you’ll find yourself gripped from start to finish.

 

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Pharoahe Monch-Black Hand Side ft. Styles P & Phonte


Another drop from Pharoahe’s anticipated W.A.R. album dropping March 22nd on Duck Down Records.

Mellow production with a soulful chorus provided by Phonte sets up a simple East Coast anthem for The Ghost and Monch to drop some street wisdom. Monch may no longer be on his erratic, Organized Konfusion tip anymore, but still has plenty to offer this industry with his subject matter.

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Pharoahe Monch-Clap


A couple of days late on this one but new Monch material is definitely worth it. The second drop from Monch’s upcoming album W.A.R. (We Are Renegades) (If you missed Shine, get that here). The album itself boasts production from Exile, Marco Polo, Diamond D and Monch himself with features from Immortal Technique, Royce Da 5’9″, Styles P, Jean Grae and Phonte to name just a handful. Currently scheduled to drop late March. As always, we will keep you posted as more details emerge!

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Pharoahe Monch On Writing 'Simon Says'

Monch talks us through his writing process for the banger Simon Says.

I’ve actually got this book (no, I’m going to start spitting verses – I think I’ll stick to blogging) and it’s a great read for the ‘heads’ amongst us. The writer, Paul Edwards, has assembled a stunning amount of first-hand advice from MC’s ranging across all sub-genres of hip-hop. Buy it here.

Make sure you visit my throwback of Monch’s Simon Says here.

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Pharoahe Monch - Shine (from W.A.R. album)


This is some pretty exclusive ish. HipHopDX premiered it earlier today, we’re one of the first to get it on download for you.

Monch gives us the first preview to his W.A.R. LP due out later this year with the Diamond D produced Shine. What a way to start your Friday evening shenanigans with a fresh off the press summer banger!

Pharoahe Monch – Shine

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Sunday's Classic Collabo: Sway & King Tech - The Anthem

The very definition of classic collaboration right here, this infamous track features: RZA, Tech N9ne, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Jayo Felony, Chino XL & KRS-One. Kind of forgot about Classic Collabo this week, so hope this makes up for it! Amazing that this amount of stars came through and did this track, let alone a video! Check out the crazy visuals, and grab this vintage track below.

Sway & King Tech – The Anthem ft. RZA, Tech N9ne, Eminem, Xzibit, Pharoahe Monch, Kool G Rap, Jayo Felony, Chino XL & KRS-One

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Throwback Thursdays Vol 16

Just one word to describe this week’s throwback: Banger. For those of you unfamiliar with Pharoahe Monch’s work, he crafted his trade working within the alternative underground duo Organized Konfusion in the early nineties. Internal Affairs (1999) was Monch’s debut album on the now well-known indie label, Rawkus Records.

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