This past weekend, many around the country headed into theaters to check out Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the latest superhero film from Disney and Marvel’s cinematic universe. In addition to the commercially successful film, Sean Miyashiro and his 88rising collective came together to release an accompanying project titled Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album. The compilation contains 18 tracks and a blend of American and Asian talents — Mark Tuan, DPR LIVE, NIKI, Anderson .Paak, JJ Lin, AUDREY NUNA, Guapdad 4000, EARTHGANG, Saweetie, keshi, and many more contribute to the action-packed effort.
Prior to its release, Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album was led by top quality singles like 21 Savage, Rich Brian, Warren Hue, and Masiwei’s “Lazy Susan,” Swae Lee and Jhené Aiko’s “In The Dark,” and Rick Ross, DJ Snake, and Brian’s “Run It.” Another particular standout from said album is “Hot Soup,” a Craig Balmoris, The Donuts, and Bēkon-produced effort that features vocals from Simu Liu — the Canadian actor who stars in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as its titular character:
“Last December, got here on the wrong day, it was too late the soup had gotten cold, and the phone rang, hearts and smiles from my home, with the story I wish that you could know, and I, I miss you…”
Despite the still-active COVID-19 pandemic, Shang-Chi proved to be a commercial success as a theater-only release during the Labor Day weekend, pulling in $90 million in North America and $146.2 million worldwide. It’s opening day garnered $29.6 million, making for the third-best in that category since the world shut down in March of last year. Critically, Shang-Chi also holds an impressive 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Check out Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings: The Album.