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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Method Man, Freddie Gibbs, and Streetlife “Built For This”

RZA Breaks Down "The Man with the Iron Fists" Soundtrack

Producer: Frank Dukes

RZA: “This is one of the first songs that was released from the soundtrack. And the idea for that is they are talking more about the character the Blacksmith, and he built weapons. So on ‘Built For This,’ they’re talking about how they are the weapons that are built to rap. So it starts off, ‘When you forge your weapon.’ And then these are the weapons. The MCs are the weapons.

“Bob Perry reached out to Freddie, and asked him if he would like to do a song for the RZA soundtrack. And he was like, ‘Yeah, I’d love to.’ I met him, and he looks up to me as a legend. So he said, ‘Give me a blessing,’ because he wanted to be a part of it. And we allowed him.

“When we reached out to some MCs and artists, we realized that we wanted to make a soundtrack that combines old with new. So we did that a few times on the soundtrack. And that’s the idea, to show that hip-hop is that broad. There’s a cross-section. And it’s good, because it lets the new show their respect to the old, and the old show their respect to the new. And the fans can realize that hip-hop is really one community.

“Meth is great. He just doesn’t come outside a lot. [Laughs.]"

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