News: Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon Collabo Album Pushed Back, Says Rep

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2009 3:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

The much-anticipated Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon collaboration album initially slated for release this December has reportedly been pushed back into next year.

While an official explanation has not yet been revealed, a representative for the project said that project and Redman's new solo effort have both been delayed.

"[Redman's] Reggie Noble 9 1/2 and the forthcoming Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah´s album are moving to an early 2010 release date," she wrote in a statement. "Stay tuned for an announcement of the official release dates." Both projects were slated to arrive into retail stores next month with Wu arriving for the holiday shopping season on December 22nd, but will now be pushed back until next year. (Press Release)

A promotional video for the Wu-Tang project circulated online last month called The Wu-Massacre.

With fans salivating over the project being put together by Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon, it will come as great news to know the album is still on schedule to be released this winter. Despite no confirmed album title or track listing, the collaboration album from one-third of the Wu-Tang Clan is tentatively scheduled for a December 22 release date. Fans can check out part one of the three part series The Wu-Massacre, directed by Rik Cordero, leading up to the album's release. (Hip Hop DX)

From Wu-Tang frontman RZA's perspective, the threesome's group album is long overdue."I think it's a great idea," RZA said of Raekwon, Ghostface and Method Man teaming up. "I was pushing that idea to them years ago. Back in the day, we was gonna have a branch called 'The Brothers From the Grain' that was kinda those guys right there. I'm gonna see Meth tonight in the studio to see if I could add on something to that project. Add some depth to it. They are three of the most prolific voices in Wu-Tang...We're at a period of life, if anybody from Wu-Tang needs me, I'm there for them. Everybody has grown and matured to where we don't need each other." (MTV)

Redman recently discussed his decision to sprinkle some auto-tune on his upcoming album.

"I got it on my new album -- I don't care," said in an interview about auto-tune. "Reggie Noble is doing the album, not Redman. Let's get that clear. Reggie Noble don't give a f*ck! He wanna do auto-tune. He wants to do a pop record. He just wants to do music because he loves music. What's the difference between Reggie Noble and Redman is that this Reggie Noble album is more conceptual. It got concepts on it, it got auto-tune on it, it got a pop record on it. I had fun on it. I'm just throwing it out, giving it to Def Jam." (Rap-Up)

No further details have been released as of now.

Check out The Wu-Massacre below:

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