Titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album, the tracklist employs Anderson .Paak, Rich Brian, Swae Lee, Jhené Aiko, Mark Tuan, Saweetie, Audrey Nuna, NIKI, Guapdad 4000, Warren Hue, keshi, 21 Savage, Rick Ross, DJ Snake and several others.
In collaboration with Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton, music recording company 88rising executive produced the record with the intention of showcasing the “next generation of Asian artists from around the world,” according to a release.
“The music on this album is the beating heart of our film,” said Cretton in a statement. “As we were editing Shang-Chi, we were constantly inspired by the early recordings coming in from these incredible musicians. When I first spoke to [Sean Miyashiro, founder of 88rising] about the idea for this album, we knew we wanted it to stand alone as a piece of work, but also be wrapped in the themes of our movie… themes of family, legacy, pain and healing. We also just wanted to make a really great album that gives us all another reason to celebrate. I couldn’t be more excited to share this music and these artists with the world.”
According to Cretton, the film itself “shows the Asian-American experience through the eyes of a budding superhero,” unraveling the never-before-told origin story of Shang-Chi, the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s first Chinese American protagonist. Simu Liu plays the titular character alongside a stacked supporting cast, including Awkwafina, Fala Chen, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung and Michelle Yeoh.
Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album will become available alongside the film’s global release on September 3. Take a look at the full tracklist below.
1. Always Rising – NIKI, Rich Brian, Warren Hue
2. Diamond + and Pearls – DPR LIVE, DPR IAN, peace.
3. In The Dark – Swae Lee, Jhené Aiko
4. Lazy Susan – 21 Savage, Rich Brian, Masiwei, Warren Hue
5. Nomad – Zion.T, Gen Hoshino
6. Fire in the Sky – Anderson .Paak
7. Lose Control – JJ Lin
8. Every Summertime – NIKI
9. Never Gonna Come Down – Mark Tuan, BIBI
10. Foolish – Rich Brian, Warren Hue, Guapdad 4000
11. Clocked Out! – Audrey Nuna, NIKI
12.Act Up – Rich Brian, Earthgang
13. Baba Says - Various Artists
14.Run It – DJ Snake, Rick Ross, Rich Brian
15. Swan Song – Saweetie, NIKI
16. War With Heaven – keshi
17. Hot Soup – 88rising, Simu Liu
18. Warriors – Warren Hue, Seori