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This has nothing to do with Amy Winehouse. A movie soundtrack is an album frequently glanced over, save for fans of the movie. This is one of those songs that might be in the ears of everyone before the movie even comes out. Off of The Great Gatsby OST, this tense track of some chilled, slick bars by the great Andre and some beautifully laced words from Beyonce make this the kind of song you want to show your friends. The beat never drops, but it wouldn’t be as coolly eerie if it actually did. There’s tons of other great artists on the soundtrack, including Jay-Z, The XX, Lana Del Ray, Jack White, will.i.am, and Florence + The Machine.

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This just came on shuffle and I am compelled to share. It’s a live version of “The Blast” by Reflection Eternal featuring Erykah Badu. The production half of the duo, Hi-Tek, has his original beat recreated here by The Roots for Talib Kweli and Badu’s live performance in Dave Chapelle’s Block Party. The film, which was dedicated to the death of J Dilla, features acts including Kanye West, Mos Def, Jill Scott, Common, Big Daddy Kane, Bilal, John Legend, and The Fugees. Although I’ve listened to the soundtrack and seen clips, I have yet to see the full film, which is something that I should probably do if I desire a most-fulfilled musical understanding.

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8 Mile was just on and is again right now. When 8 Mile comes on it’s simple. You watch it.  This track is boob job Snoop Dogg’s true self, a rapper by the name of Ox. He plays Lotto in the movie, who is the second challenger in the last battle for those of you who aren’t good with names. I was wondering if these actors were really rappers, and besides Ox I found that Lyckety-Splyt is portrayed by a man named Spike whose music I cannot find. Papa Doc was played by Anthony Mackie, who also played Tupac in Notorious. This is off of Dre and Snoop’s movie The Wash (2001) soundtrack, which I haven’t seen but I’ve seen the making-of, which I’m sure takes away from some of the magic.

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This is my first Black Star post so far on the site. I know much more Talib Kweli material than Mos Def, mostly because he came to my high school and made a rapper out of a non-rapper, and not too much of them together, despite how huge of an influence they’ve had on hip hop. I’ve chosen to learn them at an appropriate pace, as to not rush and miss anything. They have a sound that I predict to be compatible with my future, matured music tastes, so honestly I’m content with saving them for a bit. But for now I would like to share this piece from The Hurricane soundtrack, a Denzel boxing movie from 1999. And, of course, it being a Sunday and all, it’s produced by the late J Dilla.

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Just like the post my buddy jolowitz had a few days ago, this song is also off of the much anticipated soundtrack for The Man with the Iron Fists”, which is set to drop six days from now, but when something is this good, it’s hard to keep it quiet. Kanye does not disappoint with his new output, and in my opinion, “White Dress” shows off his skills that haven’t been showcased in a long while. With this song, Kanye shuts everyone up that thinks he’s just another hypebeast. It isn’t a banger, but it is in fact, Mr. West at his finest.  He wrote the track specifically for one particular scene for RZA and  The Man with the Iron Fists”, but we’ll just have to wait to see the movie to find out its place in the film.

Check out RZA’s short interview about working with Kanye on the album.

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Would you want to see a movie starring RZA playing a blacksmith who makes weapons who, alongside Russel Crowe and Lucy Liu, participates in breathtaking martial art fight scenes directed by Quentin Tarantino?  My brother showed me this song off the soundtrack for The Man with the Iron Fists and it will be an amazing album.  Definitely check it out:

 

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