Hip-Hop Happenings Wu-Tang clan is here to stay

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“Wu-Tang is here forever,” Ol’ Dirty Bastard said in one of Wu-Tang Clan’s popular singles, “Triumph.”

The iconic, Staten Island legends announced it will release its first album in six years this summer, 20 years after the release of its celebrated debut album, “Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).”

The album titled “A Better Tomorrow” is slated for a July release and will mark the group’s sixth album as an entire collective.

The news of a new Wu-Tang album came just days after group member Ghostface Killah announced an April 16 collaborative-album release, “Twelve Reasons to Die,” with Los Angeles producer Adrian Younge and Wu-Tang member and legendary producer RZA. “Twelve Reasons to Die” will serve as Ghostface’s 10th solo studio album.

The LP will feature a comic book done by various prominent comic book artists to add vivid visuals and a narrative structure to go along with the music.

Wu-Tang as a group has been quiet in recent years. Its lead man, RZA, continues to lend his story-telling talents to the Hollywood screen with his role as director, co-writer and lead actor in the movie “The Man with the Iron Fists,” which grossed more than $20 million at the box office.

The nine-man collective continues to have a profound impact on hip-hop as a whole. With unique production and an influential sound like no other, the clan was the first of its kind to build the type of international reach that helped hip-hop gain popularity worldwide.

Ol’ Dirty was right when he said Wu-Tang is here forever because 20 years removed from one of the best hip-hop albums ever, the crew is still working harder than ever to give its loyal fans the high-quality product they deserve.

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