Immortal Records, a division of Virgin/EMI, has announced the release of the “Blade 2” soundtrack, the star-studded companion album to the upcoming New Line Cinema feature film release. Immortal Records has assembled a diverse lineup uniquely pairing hip-hop and electronica artists on each track. The “Blade 2” soundtrack boasts critically acclaimed, multi-platinum artists in duos such as Mystikal and Moby, Eve and Basement Jaxx, Bubba Sparxxx and The Crystal Method, Redman and Gorillaz, Busta Rhymes, Silkk The Shocker and The Dub Pistols, Cypress Hill and Roni Size, Ice Cube and Paul Oakenfold, Mos Def and Massive Attack, Jadakiss, Fabolous and Danny Saber, and Trina, Rah-Digga and Groove Armada.
Having achieved platinum success pairing hip-hop and rock acts in “Judgement Night” (1994) and electronica and hard rock artists in “Spawn” (1998), Happy Walters, Immortal Entertainment founder and CEO, has created another unique sound. “We have taken an aggressive approach in combining these two types of music on this soundtrack,” says Walters. “The process of putting this together was both artistically challenging and fulfilling.”
“The soundtrack is a tour de force. A fusion of genres featuring some of the mightiest talents in hip-hop and electronica duking it out,” comments Ashley Newton, Virgin Records America Co-President and Virgin Music Group Worldwide Senior Vice President, A&R. “There’s a huge buzz at Virgin about the music and just how successful this project could be.”
“Blade 2,” directed by Guillermo del Toro and starring Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson, hits theatres March 29th and the soundtrack will be in stores on March 26th.