Little Shalimar produced the soundtrack for Rubble Kings — a documentary about Bronx gangs in the ’70s — and today he’s sharing his contribution to the film, following Run The Jewels’ “Rubble Kings Theme (Dynamite)” from earlier this year. It’s called “Phoenix” and features TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe and Dominican pop singer Roxiny. “The idea of the phoenix felt powerful to me- it’s a symbol of hope, rebirth, and survival; one that speaks to me personally,” Shalimar said in a press statement. “Most importantly, it’s a message I felt from all those who lived to tell their stories in Rubble Kings.” Listen to it via Pitchfork below.
The Rubble Kings soundtrack is out 1/15 via Mass Appeal. It also features contributions from Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Killer Mike, Mr Muthafuckin eXquire, Boldy James, Cuz Lightyear, and Ka