Gorillaz/Redman Pairing Sharpens 'Blade 2'

As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated ac

As tipped here last month, Immortal's soundtrack to the upcoming film "Blade 2" will feature a number of unique pairings between electronic and hip-hop artists. Redman's collaboration with animated act Gorillaz, "Gorillaz on My Mind," is slated to be the first single. The soundtrack, due March 19, also features partnerships between Mystikal and Moby ("Gettin' Aggressive"), the Roots and BT ("Tao of the Machine"), and Bubba Sparxxx and the Crystal Method ("PHDream").

A spokesperson says a video is in the works for "Gorillaz on My Mind," and hints that it will likely feature an as-yet-unknown animated persona for Redman. Also featured on the 13-track set are collaborations between Cypress Hill and Roni Size ("Child of the Wild West"), Ice Cube and Paul Oakenfold ("Right Here, Right Now"), and an Eve and Fatboy Slim cut dubbed "Cowboy." Both Fatboy Slim and Basement Jaxx had recorded tracks for Eve, but only one made the final cut.

The New Line film, with Wesley Snipes reprising his title role in the action/thriller, will open March 22 in U.S. theaters. The soundtrack kicks off with the film's theme, a collaboration between composer Marco Beltrami ("Scream") and electronic producer/former Black Grape member Danny Saber.

The project is the brainchild of Immortal founder/CEO Happy Walters, and clearly modeled after such genre-bending soundtracks as 1994's "Judgement Night" (hip-hop/rock) and 1998's "Spawn" (electronic/hard rock), both of which were helmed by the executive.

Here is the track list for "Blade 2":

"Blade 2 Theme," Marco Beltrami and Danny Saber
"Cowboy," Eve and Fatboy Slim
"I Against I," Mos Def and Massive Attack
"Right Here, Right Now," Ice Cube and Paul Oakenfold
"Tao of the Machine," the Roots and BT
"Child of the West," Cypress Hill and Roni Size
"The One," Busta Rhymes, Silkk The Shocker, and Dub Pistols
"We Be Like This," Fabolous, Jadakiss, and Danny Saber
"Gorillaz on My Mind," Redman and Gorillaz
"Gangsta Queens," Trina, Rah Digga, and Groove Armada
"PHDream," Bubba Sparxxx and the Crystal Method
"Raised in the Hood," Volume 10 and Roni Size
"Gettin' Aggressive," Mystikal and Moby
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