The long, hard road to being inaugurated into hip-hop’s hall of fame by the culture’s gatekeepers is one better traveled with family. For New York’s Wu-Tang Clan
— the last twenty years have been filled with enough plot twists to write a trilogy of movies, but through it all — the brotherhood amongst its 10 members has always remained intact.
Celebrating their 20th anniversary, the Wu finally settled up and put the finishing touches on their long awaited reunion album, A Better Tomorrow. Scheduled for release on December 2 via Warner Bros, the project marks the 6th official album for the group.
On Monday night (Nov 3), VIBE was invited to Quad Studios in New York City for the first official press listening of A Better Tomorrow. Holding it down for the Shaolin crew, RZA, Masta Killa and U-God were in attendance as we took the historical LP for a listen. Filled with the Wu’s trademark Kung Fu samples, off kilter production, and lyrics. Razor sharp lyrics, folks. The clan came into the game as masters of vocab and are out to prove that their swords contain no rust.
Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nuthin’ to fuck with it
CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY TO READ RZA EXPLAIN THE ALBUM IN HIS OWN WORDS