The Black Keys and The RZA connect (I’m tired of the phrase too) for “Baddest Man Alive.” Check it out and grab the soundtrack for “Man With the Iron Fists” right here Man With the Iron Fists ITunes link
RZA’s directorial debut, The Man With the Iron Fists, hits theaters on November 2nd and the superproducer/actor/director has announced dates for his supporting tour. RZA will be teaming with Rock the Bells and Guerilla Union for the tour, which he will be headlining. Each tour stop will feature RZA and a special guest with a live band and film highlights.
Tour dates below:
10/03 Music Hall of Williamsburg, New York, NY
10/04 The Royale, Boston, MA
10/07 Soundstage, Baltimore, MD
10/08 The State Theatre, Falls Church, VA
10/10 Vinyl, Atlanta, GA
10/12 St. Andrewâs, Detroit, MI
10/13 Shrine, Chicago, IL
10/15 Beauty Ballroom, Austin, TX
10/16 Fitzgeraldâs, Houston, TX
10/19 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
10/24 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
– — – RZA’s upcoming film, The Man With the Iron Fists, has been given a November 2nd release date by Universal Pictures. The movie is the Wu-Tang Clan superproducer’s first major directorial release and he also wrote and stars in the flick.
RZA is a blacksmith defending his village in feudal China. The film also stars Pam Grier, Russell Crow, and Lucy Liu.
The film features stylized martial arts sequences and is being presented by acclaimed director and RZA associate Quentin Tarantino.
– — – Renowned producer, lyricist, director, and Abbott of the Wu-Tang Clan RZA has contributed significantly rare memorabilia to the upcoming interactive music exhibit ISLAND SOUNDS: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up. The exhibit, which will take place at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in RZA’s native Staten Island, is set to feature never-before-seen photos and memorabilia from one of RZA’s extraordinary pilgrimages to the Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng, China. Additionally RZA has donated a true piece of music history by allowing Snug Harbor to exhibit the keyboard used by the super-producer himself on Wu-Tang Clan’s seminal album Enter The Wu (36 Chambers). True hip-hop heads will not want to pass up this opportunity to see genuine artifacts from the Wu-Tang general.
In addition to RZA’s involvement in the exhibit, rare and historic items from several Staten Island artists will be on display for ISLAND SOUNDS including Force MDs’ trademark apparel, personal photos and awards, and an autographed LP of Born This Way by Lady Gaga. Snug Harbor will also showcase Gaga’s biopic, Mary The Night, and will hold displays on Eamon, Omin Child and Christina Aguilera, in addition to numerous displays of rare photos and gold/platinum albums from Staten Island musicians.
“We are excited and pleased to present this unique exhibit as a tribute to the countless artists who have played a role in Staten Island’s rich and varied musical history,” said Snug Harbor President and CEO Lynn Kelly. “The exhibit memorializes the contributions of these artists and defines the part they played and continue to play in our diversified culture. I urge everyone with an interest in music, pop culture and the history of Staten Island to come and enjoy the hundreds of unique pieces of memorabilia that make up the ISLAND SOUNDS exhibition.”
ISLAND SOUNDS: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up will begin it’s 18-month long exhibition on May 11, 2012 in the Main Hall of the Snug Harbor campus located at 1000 Richmond Terrace. Beginning May 12, the exhibit will be open Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5pm. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information about ISLAND SOUNDS: A 500 Year Music Mash-Up, please contact Lynn Kelly at (718) 425-3501. For more information about Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden and a detailed schedule of events, please visit www.snug-harbor.org.