The release date for Wu-Tang Clan’s first studio album in almost seven years is quickly approaching and after dropping the track “Ruckus In B Minor” earlier this month the Clan is back in the front with “Necklace”. The cut features verses from Ghostface Killah​, Cappadonna, Raekwon, and GZA with production that will surely have you thinking Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Classic ish. After the jump!

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The wait is finally over. After announcing their forthcoming, long-gestating A Better Tomorrow will be released despite delays and inner group conflict the Wu goes and shares a proper follow-up to “Ron O’Neal” (released back in August, jeez!) with “Ruckus In B Minor”. If that isn’t enough to get Wu-Tang Clan fans hyped the new song opens with some words from the late great Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Listen after the jump.

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Last week, Raekwon made headlines by publicly denouncing his affiliation with the Wu’s upcoming A Better Tomorrow project. Rae was particularly critical of RZA, the man who is arguably most responsible for the birth of the Clan’s signature sound and the collective success of the group. Earlier this morning, RZA stopped by the Hot 97 Morning Show to sitdown with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg and offer a response to Raekwon’s scathing comments. Read More

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Ever since mixtapes became a prominent fixture in hip-hop in the late-90s, artists and labels have tried various methods to make the release of albums feel more momentous. There have been special editions with extra songs, collector editions and even multiple covers like with Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Nothing however comes close to how the Wu-Tang Clan is planning to distribute their forthcoming album, The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin (not to be mistaken for the Clan’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow). Read More