2013 marks the 20th anniversary of Wu-Tang Clans’ classic debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and now it also marks the iconic rap group’s first album since 2007’s 8 Diagrams, with Wu-Tang set to drop their new LP A Better Tomorrow in July.
In fact A Better Tomorrow is only Wu-Tang’s fourth studio record since the turn of the century and to support the release of A Better Tomorrow Wu-Tang have also announced two shows in the UK, the first taking place on 25th July at the O2 Apollo in Manchester and the second on 26th July at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.
The record’s title is taken from a song of the same name from Wu-Tang’s 1997 album Wu-Tang Forever. Before the announcement of what will be Wu-Tang’s 6th studio album, Wu-Tangian quasi-member Cappadonna told Radio.com about the group’s upcoming album:
“It’s all being done in the secret Wu-Tang Bat chamber. RZA has all the tracks lined up. There are recordings taking place in New York, L.A. and perhaps at the Wu mansion in New Jersey.
“A lot of the tracks are lined up and already there. We all have to get a date and go there and submit verses. At that time, he [RZA] may give you a topic or you might hear something going on already. That’s how he designs the songs.”
Last month Wu-Tang member Method Man informed fans, during a show in West Hollywood, that a 20th anniversary album was in the works. It was thought that perhaps a reissue of 36 Chambers was in works, which may still be the case, but for now Hiphop-N-More are reporting that A Better Tomorrow will be the release marking the 20th Anniversary, citing a press release.