The amazing-looking new kung-fu movie The Man With The Iron Fists, which also serves as the directorial debut of the Wu-Tang abbot RZA, doesn’t hit theaters until early next month. But next week, the movie’s soundtrack album will hit stores. RZA put together the LP, which includes its share of superstars — Kanye West, the Black Keys, the reignited Wu-Tang Clan. And even more importantly, the LP serves as a cohesive headlong dive into RZA’s personal aesthetic, from hallucinatory New York rap head-knocks to tear-stained classic soul to the dizzier edges of the blog-rap revolution. The whole thing is really great, and you can hear it below.
The soundtrack is out 10/23 Soul Temple/Stax/Red.