The Wu-Tang Clan has always used its martial arts motif as a metaphor for survival, whether it be in the rap game, the drug game, or life in general. Their approach will likely never change, even when their music is being used in service of an actual martial arts film. Though the milieu of The Man with the Iron Fists is ancient China instead of crack era Staten Island, the modus operandi remains the same. The clan will never deviate from course. Neither will Pusha T, who happens to be the main feature of the latest offering from the Iron Fists soundtrack “Tick, Tock.”
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The RZA has been a very busy man over the last few years. Most recently, he’s been preparing his directorial debut, The Man with the Iron Fists, for release. The film now seems poised to be the focal point of a full on Wu-Tang revival. Its soundtrack will certainly provide ample opportunity for both core members and longtime affiliates to shine. However, the most irrepressible clansman will have his very own showcase aside from appearing on that compilation. This fall, the incomparable Tony Starks will be teaming up with producer/musician Adrian Younge for a collaborative effort titled 12 Reasons To Die. As with the soundtrack for The Man with the Iron Fists, it will be released on The RZA’s new Soul Temple Records imprint. RZA will be serving as executive producer. There will also be a coinciding comic book from Black Mask.