“Rubble Kings” Album Features Ghostface Killah, Run The Jewels, Bun B & More (Stream & Download)

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Back in June, Heads got a serious history lesson with the release of Rubble Kings, a documentary exposing the real-life events in ’70s New York City that led to the formation of what we now recognize as Hip-Hop culture. Now, the highly acclaimed film has an official soundtrack, featuring new works from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Run the Jewels (as well as a song from a solo Killer Mike), Boldy James, eXquire, and others. Produced entirely by Little Shalimar, the album is now available for streaming and free download from Adult Swim, who released the LP in collaboration with Mass Appeal Records.

The soundtrack, which incorporates music from the film as well as new sounds, was a dream project for Little Shalimar. According to him, scoring the soundtrack gave him “the opportunity to make old sounding stuff” by incorporating his own influences of music from the ’60s and ’70s while engaging contemporary artists with the material. “The messages of hope and self determination from the film are so applicable to modern times that we felt it was really important to include rappers and singers that young people check today,” says the producer. The 13-track project also features Arkansas rapper Cuz Lightyear, whose Cuz mixtape dropped in September; King Mono (a Funk duo featuring Little Shalimar); Brownsville, Brooklyn spitter Ka; Electro-Pop siren Roxiny, and Tunde Abepimpe, lead singer of the Indie Rock outfit TV on the Radio.

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Download and stream the new album now.

Related: Rubble Kings: The Mixtape Features The Sounds That Laid the Foundation for Hip-Hop (Audio)