Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Wu-Wednesday: RZA Shares Alternate Version Of Kanye West's 'White Dress'
After previewing scenes from RZA's directorial debut "Man With The Iron Fists," Kanye West hit the studio and returned with "White Dress" for the film's soundtrack. Now RZA has released an alternate version of the song, injected with a little more energy than the original soulful number. Listen to Tru James' Stone Mecca Mix below, and RZA talking about the track's creation above.
"Kanye was invited into the editing room very early," RZA told MTV News of the original collaboration. "When I had the scene done with Lucy Liu and all of these pretty girls, I reached out to him and said, 'I want you to come to the editing room and see this scene and potentially give me a song for it.' So he came in, watched the scene and he loved it, and all he had was a demo of the music. I told him, 'You could take this music, add to it and flip it, because I know how good you are at what you do. But the main thing is that I want it to be a female-based song.' "
The end result was just as good as he'd hoped for. "He went and came back with 'White Dress,' which is a female based song," RZA said. "[In the movie scene], Lucy Liu walks in — not with a white dress — but she does come in with a gown, and somehow his lyrics really resonate with the scene."