Group leader RZA confirms that long-awaited album will be available by Black Friday in the US
Wu-Tang Clan will release their new album ‘A Better Tomorrow’ by November 28 with a limited edition speaker version of the album also in production.
RZA revealed the news in an interview in Billboard in which he confirmed that the album will be out by Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. The group’s leader will also oversee a version of the album released on a limited-edition portable speaker. Only 3,000 of the speakers will be manufactured, with exclusive track ‘Big Horn’ set to appear on the eight-track playlist.
Speaking about the concept of ‘A Better Tomorrow’, RZA said: “Musically it travels from a guy who is going through difficulties, tries to find himself, gets involved with some violence, some troubles, but then realises that it’s best sometimes to walk away from the past and all the bad times and maybe work on making his life better, and making a better tomorrow.”
A Better Tomorrow [Boombotix Edition]:
‘Ruckus in B Minor’
‘Never Let Go’
‘Mistaken Identity’ (Instrumental)
‘Never Let Go’ (Instrumental)
As previously reported, Raekwon and RZA of the group endured a very public fall-out over the future of the group and their forthcoming album, ‘A Better Tomorrow’. However, it was reported in May that the pair had patched up their differences.
Speaking to NME in July, the rapper stated that, although he is back on board with making ‘A Better Tomorrow’, he has reservations about making a Wu-Tang Clan album without Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who died in 2004. He also said that he would prefer to call the album ‘Wu World Order.’
RZA is currently overseeing two albums from the group, ‘The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ and ‘A Better Tomorrow’, the former being limited to just one copy which will be exhibited and later sold to the highest bidder.