Hip-hop group sign deal with Warner Bros to release new studio record
Wu-Tang Clan have confirmed that they will release their new album ‘A Better Tomorrow’ on December 2.
Pitchfork reports that the group have signed a new deal with Warner Bros and that the album will be released in the final month of 2014. Earlier this week it was revealed that the album will be available as a limited-edition speaker version, with RZA speculating that the record could be out in November.
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.”
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.