So here's the bad news: the new Wu-Tang Clan compilation-style album, Legendary Weapons, isn't dropping until late July. The good news, though, is that we at least have some more information on the project, which serves as a follow-up to 2009's Chamber Music.
What's interesting here is that while the core members of the Wu serve as the backbone -- particularly RZA and Ghostface -- a slew of like-minded guests have been rallied to appear. They include Sean Price, Roc Marciano, newcomer Action Bronson, AZ, and M.O.P., all of whom complement the Clan's style perfectly.
Additionally, we now know for sure that RZA serves as executive producer on the album, which features live instrumentation from members of Brooklyn-based band the Revelations. After glancing at the track list, it looks like several of the cuts will serve as interludes meant to show off the Revelations' grimy-soul aesthetic
Legendary Weapons drops July 26. View the track listing and stream lead single "Only The Rugged Survive" below.
01 Start the Show (feat. Raekwon and RZA)
02 Laced Cheeba (feat. Ghostface, Sean Price and Trife Diesel)
03 Diesel Fluid (feat. Method Man, Trife Diesel and Cappadonna)
04 Played By The Game
05 The Black Diamonds (feat. Ghostface, Roc Marciano and Killa Sin)
06 Legendary Weapons (Ghostface, AZ and M.O.P.)
07 Never Feel This Pain (feat. Inspectah Deck, U-God and Tre Williams)
08 Angels Got Wings
09 Drunk Tongue (feat. Killa Sin)
10 225 Rounds (feat. U-God, Cappadonna, Bronze Nazareth and RZA)
11 Meteor Hammer (feat. Ghostface, Action Bronson and Termanology)
12 Live Through Death
13 Only the Rugged Survive (feat. RZA)