Diehard Wu-Tang Clan fans will reportedly have a first-ever listen to at least one previously unreleased Ol’ Dirty Bastard record on the group’s upcoming A Better Tomorrow album.
Group member Inspectah Deck recently said Wu head RZA has his hands on the late rapper’s music.
Talking to Best Fit, Wu-Tang’s Inspectah Deck said they’ve been rummaging through the archives once more, explaining: “RZA has a bunch of Ol’ Dirty tracks and verses that for years nobody’s heard and, from my last conversation [with RZA], we’re supposed to have an Ol’ Dirty track on there. It may be by itself or we might join it on to another song. But Ol’ Dirty is going to be part of this album, that’s a fact.” (The Line of Best Fit)
Initially slated to release this month, reports claim the project will likely come out in the fall.
A Better Tomorrow was originally slated for a July release but now looks more like to drop in November, around the actual date of the collectives’s 20 year anniversary. Despite the group’s de-facto leader RZA previously saying the record would be the “one last job Wu-Tang Clan must do”, things aren’t entirely set in stone. “I feel young, young enough to do like three more,” Inspectah Deck told us. (The Line of Best Fit)
Recent tweets from Wu’s verified Twitter page revealed group members Ghostface Killah and Method Man had already started working on the LP.
“Wu-Tang this is how it is going down Method Man has laid four verses, Ghostface Killah just laid two new verses, and 2 verses from Inspectah Deck. The new Wu Tang LP is coming together. We moving baby….#BetterTomorrow.,” a post read May 1st.
“The Mighty WUTANG Family . The Foundation .”
“The work is the most important part of any agreement”
“Despite all of the managers dispute! We stand as one! Come out and see the Wu Tang Clan on tour. Marseille,France. scheduled for May 24, 2013 Barcelona Spain scheduled for May 25, 2013 Paris France, Venue Zenith scheduled for May 26, 2013 Hot 97 Summer Jam scheduled for June 2, 2013 NYC. Bonnaroo Festival scheduled for June 14, 2013 to June 15, 2013 Location: Manchester,TN Festival D’ete scheduled for July 5, 2013 Location: Quebec City,Canada Des Moines IA scheduled for July 6, 2013 Ottawa Blues scheduled for July 7, 2013 Location: Ottawa,Canada” (Wu-Tang Clan’s Twitter)
Earlier this year, Raekwon explained why a reunion should be more meaningful than putting extra money in their pockets.
“The bottom line is: Of course I want to see a Wu-Tang reunion. Of course. Who wouldn’t? I just want everything to be right, the business. When we made a lot of our great music, it was because we were in harmony. You cannot put guys together if there is no harmony, and on top of it, we’re doing business. As a man with children, I have to always look at that. It’s bigger than sometimes just the thought of it, the fact of it, it just gotta make sense.” (RapFix)