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It isn’t a secret that the Wu-Tang Clan haven’t been the best of friends over the years. From reported fallouts dating back to as early as 2008, the most recent truce was made between RZA and Raekwon as reported by Rolling Stone. RZA explained the differences were due to a lack of communication (something that appears to be continually an issue for the Wu) however, a truce has been called and the two artists will continue work on the Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming album “A Better Tomorrow” which is set to drop in July 2014. Hip-Hop Kings have previously reported the secret Wu-Tang Clan album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” and you can watch the 51 second preview of the album below.
RZA’s The Man With The Iron Fists. (2012)
Written by Adam Leivers
After years of flirting with film through bit-part acting roles and producing film scores for Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Ghost Dog: Way Of the Samurai’ and in part Tarantino’s ‘Kill Bill’, the Abbott and founding member of what some would consider the greatest Hip-Hop collective to ever exist has finally struck out on his own.
His directorial debut ‘The Man With The Iron Fists’ sees RZA in his element, creating a truly modern martial arts film that acts as a collage of the Wu-Tang Clan’s noticeable influences and an homage to the classic kung-fu movies he loves.
Following the news that Wu-Tang Clan member RZA has directed the upcoming movie “The Man With The Iron Fists”, I can now reveal we have an official release date for the soundtrack, and the confirmed track listing for the soundtrack too. October 23rd 2012 will be the release of the official soundtrack, which features Kanye West, Pusha T, Freddie Gibbs, The Wu-Tang Clan, Black Keys and others. The sixteen track project will be released via Soul Temple Records/STAX/RED Distribution, and will accompany the release of the official movie which hits cinemas on 2nd November 2012. You can view the artwork and track listing for “The Man With The Iron Fists” below.
1. The Black Keys / RZA “The Baddest Man Alive”
2. Ghostface Killah / M.O.P / Pharoahe Monch “Black Out”
3. Kanye West “White Dress”
4. The Revelations feat. Tre Williams “I Forgot To Be Your Lover”
5. Talib Kweli / RES “Get Your Way (Sex as a Weapon)”
6. Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Kool G. Rap “Rivers of Blood”
7. Method Man / Freddie Gibbs / StreetLife “Built for This”
8. 24 Carat Black “Poverty’s Paradise”
9. 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”
Kosha Dillz is a name that the first generation of Hip-Hop Kings fans will be aware of. We jumped on the single “Rollercoaster Baby” and since kept in touch with the underground Hip-Hop star. Kosha Dillz recorded a track with RZA and Kool G Rap last September at the Wu Mansion, which has recently been uploaded by RZA via his soundcloud page. With over 2000 listens in a few hours, the track is sure to open Kosha Dillz to a brand new fanbase. You can listen to RZA ft Kosha Dillz and Kool G Rap – Operator on the audio player below.
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Co-hosted by Mr Montana and Menace, Conspiracy Radio Worldwide is arguably the ONLY uncensored Hip-Hop radio show for your weekly fix of new music and exclusive interviews. Backing up that statement is a huge feature with Wu-Tang Clan member RZA, along with other live guests such as Tech N9ne, Homeboy Sandman, Cyrus Malachi, Matt Maddox and more. You can download the Conspiracy Radio Worldwide podcast below.
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Following the release of the 2005 “Wu Tang Manual”, RZA will be releasing a second, more in-depth book titled “The Tao of Wu”. Additionally, RZA will be touring the U.K and Ireland in the forthcoming weeks to visit his international fans. The Tao of Wu has a release date of October 20th, and is a more “personal journey to enlightenment. By utilizing Hip-Hop lyrics, autobiographical anecdotes, and parables, the RZA explains how he was simultaneously inspired by Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Bruce Lee, and Islam.” You can also view the RZA U.K Tour Dates below.
Tuesday 29th September – 02 Academy, Liverpool
Saturday 3rd October – Matter, London
Monday 5th October – The Duchess, York
Tuesday 6th October – Rainbow Warehouse, Birmingham
Wednesday 7th October – Stylus, Leeds
Thursday 8th October – Button Factory, Dublin
Friday 9th October – 02 Academy, Bristol
Saturday 10th October – 02 Academy, Oxford