In his new video for "Scroll", Raekwon portrays a highly skilled assassin, sneaking around the streets of Tilburg, Netherlands (apparently Bruges wasn't good enough) in search of his targets. It appears that even master assassins in the middle of a job have the time to sit down and enjoy a drink. Watch the replay above via Complex.com.
There is no way you can deny how awesome The Man With the Iron Fists looks. With RZA in the director's chair (and in a starring role), the movie looks to be a ridiculous, over-the-top thrill ride. There is more to the movie than that, though, as the soundtrack boasts some amazing talent. With Kanye West, The Black Keys, Pusha T, Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, Freddie Gibbs, Method Man, and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan, it could easily be one of the best movie soundtracks in years. Still not convinced? How about you give "Tick Tock" a listen. Pusha T, Raekwon, and Joell Ortiz come together for an eerie hip-hop banger that is sure to impress. Stream it below.
RZA's upcoming directorial debut The Man With the Iron Fists is easily one of my most anticipated movies of the year (and no doubt Rocko's too), and how could it not be? It's all kinds of Wu-Tang Clan Shaolin love, mixed with awesome stunts, tons of gore, and a killer cast. Turns out the soundtrack is pretty damn amazing, as well. The full tracklist for the official movie soundtrack has been revealed, and it looks to be one of the most stacked movie soundtracks in a long time. Kanye West? Check. The Black Keys? Check. A Pusha T and Raekwon collab? Check. Talib Kweli, Ghostface Killah, Freddie Gibbs, Method Man, and the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan? Check, check, check, fucking check.
For your first taste of the soundtrack, stream Method Man and Freddie Gibbs' collaborative track "Built For This" below, along with the full tracklist for The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack, which drops on October 23rd via Soul Temple/STAX/Red. The film hits theatres on November 2nd.
The Man With the Iron Fists Soundtrack Tracklist:
01. The Black Keys & RZA – “The Baddest Man Alive”
02. Ghostface Killah, M.O.P & Pharoahe Monch – “Black Out”
03. Kanye West – “White Dress”
04. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams – “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
05. Talib Kweli & RES – “Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)”
06. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah & Kool G. Rap – “Rivers of Blood”
07. Method Man, Freddie Gibbs & StreetLife – “Built for This”
08. 24 Carat Black – “Poverty’s Paradise”
09. Killa Sin – “The Archer”
10. RZA & Flatbush Zombies – “Just Blowin’ In The Wind”
12. Corrine Bailey Rae – “Chains”
13. Pusha T & 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”
Ever since getting my hands on Ben Drew aka Plan B's latest single "Ill Manors", the title track off his upcoming album of the same name, I haven't been able to stop bumping it on the regular. Now Drew has dropped a remix to the album's second single "Lost My Way" featuring none other than Wu Tang wordsmith Lex Diamonds aka Raekwon The Chef.
Folks that may be familiar with Plan B's chart topping sophomore album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, may be slightly disappointed as the new album strays entirely from his soulful croons and returns Drew back to the world of hip hop. Peep the remix in the player below, as well as the original version of the single here. Ill Manors is set to be released August 21st through Atlantic Records.
The Wu Camp has been pretty busy lately, letting their presence in the hip hop game being well known once again. Check out the title track from Wu and D-Block's upcoming collaboration titled Wu-Block courtesy of Nah Right.
Okay, before you ignore this honestly check it out. It's on some straight Wu shit with Maths on the beat and Raekwon bringing his A Game and Durst actually busting out a dope verse as well. "Combat Jazz" is featured on the Japanese Deluxe Edition of Limp Bizkit's newest album Gold Cobra. Gotta give props when props are due.
Here's another deadly dart from Raekwon's latest album, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, titled "Wu Crime" which features Wu members GZA and Killa Priest. The track is a bonus cut featured on iTunes version of the album. Check it out, click on the link above, pick it up.