September 4, 2000 15:59


Tour dates are also being planned...

Wu Tang Clan are due to release 'PROTECT YA NECK (THE JUMP OFF)' as the first single from their forthcoming album, 'THE W', in late September, according to reports from the US.

They are also expected to film the video for that track as well as for the following single 'Gravel Pit' during a two-day shoot over September 12 and 14.

According to, 'The W' will be released in the US on November 21. However UK spokespeople for the hip-hop superstar collective could not be reached today (September 4) for further information about UK release dates.

It is also reported that a major tour is being planned to support the release. However, unless the dates come after Christmas the Wu-Tang Clan will be without core member Ol' Dirty Bastard. The rapper is currently in a residential drug rehabilitation programme in Pasadena, California. At his hearing for violation of probation terms in June, the judge ordered him to see out the entire six-month term of the programme - unless the court sees fit to release him. He is due to undergo a progress report on September 21.

Though Ol Dirty's incarceration meant he missed Wu-Tang Clan's recent 25-date tour of the US, he will feature on 'The W', having already recorded five tracks for the album before going inside.

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