Steven Rifkind has confirmed that a new Wu-Tang Clan album is in the works.
The co-founder of Loud Records, the label that helped launch Wu-Tang’s career as well as Mobb Deep’s, Three 6 Mafia, and Big Pun, shared an image on his Instagram yesterday (March 14) which revealed the news.
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He captioned the photograph, which shows a to-do list with tasks including “Wutang album”, with: “This is what we are working on let me know what you are excited the most about.”
In other Wu-Tang news, the rap legends join Public Enemy and De La Soul on an arena tour in the UK and Ireland this spring to celebrate anniversaries of the acts’ landmark hip-hop albums.
The ‘Gods Of Rap’ tour will call at UK and Ireland arena shows together at The SSE Arena Wembley on May 10, Manchester Arena on May 11, Glasgow The SSE Hydro on May 12, Dublin’s 3Arena on Tuesday May 14. Further dates have also been added throughout Europe.
Full tour dates so far:
Friday May 10, 2019 – LONDON SSE Arena, Wembley (United Kingdom)
Saturday May 11, 2019 – MANCHESTER Arena (United Kingdom)
Sunday May 12, 2019 – GLASGOW SSE Hydro (United Kingdom)
Tuesday May 14, 2019 – DUBLIN 3Arena (Ireland)
Friday May 17, 2019 – PARIS AccorHotels Arena (France)
Tuesday May 21, 2019 – COPENHAGEN Royal Arena (Denmark)
Thursday May 23, 2019 – OSLO Spektrum (Norway)
Directed by Sacha Jenkins, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men has been acquired by US television network Showtime.
The four-part series will explore the rise of the ground-breaking rap group and will feature interviews with each of its nine surviving members.