New RZA, Ghostface Killah Tracks Highlight Slasher Film ‘Thriller’ Soundtrack

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Scott Garfitt/REX/Shutterstock (9761153kq) RZA of Wu Tang Clan Lovebox Festival, Gunnersbury Park, London, UK - 13 Jul 2018

From Rolling Stone:

Wu-Tang Clan members RZA, Ghostface Killah and Cappadonna appear on the new soundtrack to slasher film Thriller. The album also includes RZA’s original score for the Dallas Jackson-directed project, which the rapper-producer also acted in and executive-produced.

RZA spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the movie, detailing how he juggled those various roles. “Dallas Jackson is actually a buddy of mine,” he says. “I met him some years ago, at [Quentin] Tarantino’s house. We became friends. We actually worked on a project together, a rewrite of Ghost Dog, and we became good friends. He had this project he was developing and he said he needed a producer to come onboard and help out. He had a horror [killer who was] a guy in a hoodie. It sounded cool to me. It was like, Oh [shit], that’s the new Jason, he’s wearing a [fucking] hood! So, I came on to help out, and as we started going through the process, [he] found more jobs for me to do!”

The Wu-Tang visionary noted that Jackson wanted a score that evokes John Carpenter, the iconic director/composer of horror film Halloween. “Dallas, he’s a fan of my Gravediggaz music,” he says. “He was like, ‘If you could go back into that mindset, I would love for you to score the film for me.’ I also love the Gravediggaz vibe that I had, and so I just went back to that mindset, and, inspired by John Carpenter’s great works over the years in the Seventies and Eighties, I was able to kind of deliver [it]. It maybe reminds me of what they call horror-core. I didn’t call it horror-core. It was coined horror-core by some journalists.”

The Thriller soundtrack, out now via 36 Chambers ALC, also features Earth, Hue Hef, the Hoodies and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s son Young Dirty Bastard.

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