So my package has arrived of Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl by Murs and Josh Blaylock. If you need it a refresher of what this is then check out the successfully funded Kickstarter page for more information. I ordered the package with the T-shirt and picked the art of Jim Mahfood with his envisioning of Yumiko. Included in the delivery was a download card with the album and comic digitally, a hard cover of the graphic novel and the Murs & Foundation CD. I was waiting to get the physical comic to read it but it looks great with the artwork of Jose Garcia with a quick flip through. The Murs & Foundation album is just what you thought it would be, nice with all the songs complimenting the graphic novel. Click on the image to see a larger version at Art by Ecliptic Sight.
How do you make a track stronger getting a capable producer to remix your song. Slaughterhouse has enlisted the help of El-P to remix their song, “Hammer Dance” and it has transformed into a monster of a jam. El-P brings his signature sound engulfing the four man powerhouse to new heights. Check out the Slaughterhouse – Hammer Dance (El-P Remix) below.
The RZA has been doing his thing in the music industry for awhile and has championed his craft in that arena. Now he is tackling the movie industry with the same decimating talents and taking the directing hat and lead actor role in his new movie called, “The Man with the Iron Fists”. He is using the all familiar elements from classic and current kung-fu flicks that we grew up with and adding his own twist to his take on the culture. The premise of the movie is laid out by Wikipedia:
In nineteenth century China, a blacksmith who makes elaborate weapons for a small village, is forced to unite with warriors and assassins to protect the village and defeat a traitor who threatens to destroy them all.
He has also assembled an all star cast with Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, David Bautista, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier & Jin Au-Yeung. Quentin Tarantino has given his stamp of approval with the “Quentin Tarantin presents…” title and it is written by RZA and Eli Roth. There is no release date yet but I will be in line at the premiere to see this one. Watch the red band trailer below and yes that is RZA punching someone’s eyeball out.