DUE OUT JANUARY 15TH, 2016
SHARES VIDEO FOR ‘RUBBLE KINGS THEME (DYNAMITE)’ BY LITTLE SHALIMAR FEATURING RUN THE JEWELS
Mass Appeal Records, distributed through Sony Music Australia, is set to the release RUBBLE KINGS: THE ALBUM on January 15, 2016. Inspired by the documentary Rubble Kings, the album is produced by Little Shalimar (who also scored the film), and features appearances from Run The Jewels, Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe, Mr Muthaf*kin eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, Ka and Roxiny. In conjunction with this announcement Mass Appeal Records is excited to share a video for the single, ‘Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)’ which features Run The Jewels.
The song was previously released as part of the Adult Swim Single Series.
Director Shan Nicholson, who coincidentally directed the film, notes, “This video was inspired by the Rubble Kings documentary and the works of the great Ralph Bakshi. The video depicts a story of street justice in the turbulent streets of the 1970’s South Bronx. We follow ‘Little Nina’, who’s violently attacked by a rival gang on her way home from her grandmother’s house. What follows is an all out rumble between her gang, the fictionalized ‘Rubble Kings’ and the ‘Javelins’. Run the Jewels alongside producer Little Shalimar provide the rugged soundtrack to the piece.”
Preorder RUBBLE KINGS: THE ALBUM on iTunes at and check out the video above and details on the album below. Little Shalimar on scoring the film and producing the soundtrack:
“Scoring the film, Rubble Kings was a total pleasure. It was the first time I ever set out to make period music. Most of my influences are 60s and 70s funk and soul, but usually when I set out to make new music I want it to be just that, new. This score gave me the opportunity to make old sounding stuff which was a blast. Half of the music on this album was taken directly from the score. For the new tunes I sampled joints from the score and made new beats out of them. 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. Our hope is that kids who may have otherwise missed the movie will pick up on it by checking out this album. I’m in the fortunate position to work with a bunch of really great artists on a regular basis. I called on my friends and their friends to contribute vocals as project. I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. El-P, Killer Mike, eXquire, Cuz, Ka, Roxiny, Tunde Adebimpe, Boldy James, and Ghostface all delivered beautiful work that will hopefully help spread the word about this awesome film.”
About RUBBLE KINGS: THE ALBUM:
The Album is a soundtrack of music inspired by the movie Rubble Kings and is out globally on digital and physical formats on January 15, 2016 via Mass Appeal Records. Produced by longtime Run The Jewels collaborator Little Shalimar, the album features appearances from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe, Mr Muthaf*kin eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, Ka and Roxiny, in addition to Run The Jewels.
About the Rubble Kings film:
The documentary chronicles life during the era of gang ruled New York City and tells the story of how a few extraordinary, forgotten people did the impossible and how their actions impacted the city and the world at large by planting the seeds to what would become hip hop culture. The film is currently available digitally, on iTunes, VOD and Netflix. To learn more, visit rubblekings.com.
PREORDER: RUBBLE KINGS: THE ALBUM –
1. War – Little Shalimar
2. Savage Habits – Bun B, Killer Mike & Cuz Lightyear
3. Warrior Thing – eXquire
4. Bouncy 3 – King Mono
5. The Revolution Might Be Televised – Little Shalimar
6. Delaney Card – Ka
7. Edge of the Edge (Instrumental) – Little Shalimar
8. Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite) – Run The Jewels
9. Partytime (Jitter Buggin) – Little Shalimar
10. Comes With The Territory – Little Shalimar
11. Same Damn Thang – Ghostface Killah, Boldy James & eXquire
12. The Piano District (Gentrification Boogie) – Little Shalimar
13. Phoenix – Roxiny & Tunde Adebimpe