Wu-Tang Release Their Album Tracklist And A Song Featuring Redman & Inspectah Deck (Audio)
It is less than one month away from Wu-Tang Clan’s The Saga Continues project. With Redman-assisted “People Say” marking the first look of the next Clan project (and new RZA-run label home, 36 Chambers ALC), a full glimpse of the October 13 LP has been made available, as well as a welcomed second single.
Notably, Redman is there on “Lesson Learn’d” too. The single produced by Allah Mathematics (who is at the helm for this LP), has Red’ bigging up Wu and Def Squad on the chorus. Inspectah Deck spits the first verse, just as he’s done on so many W.T.C. classics dating back to ’93. In his verse, The Rebel I.N.S. takes a shot at Wu web nemesis Martin Shkreli for gouging pharmaceutical prices (a practice that perhaps yielded the seven-figures he doled out for Once Upon A Time In Shaolin). Much more importantly, the nimble lyricist (and the lone Bronx delegate of the Clan) bounces multi-syllabic words with ease. Funk Doc slides in next with a confident delivery, explaining why he’s swinging for the fences of Rap history. As the track closes, Redman lays out DJ Mathematics’ credentials for all to know. If it’s not gonna be the RZA-rectah on the beat, Math’ adds up. However, has Redman ever seemed closer to his Wu-Tang distant relatives?
RZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa and Cappadonna are confirmed members attached to the project, based on “People Say” and what’s in the tracklisting. Guests on the project, besides three Red’ appearances, include the late Sean Price, Chris Rivers (whose father, Big Pun was a Wu-Tang collaborator and Loud Records label-mate), as well as Sunz Of Man alum Killah Priest, and onetime Meth’ protege Streetlife. Highlights among the 18 tracks include the two songs billed as Wu entirely, as well as a new Red’ & Meth’ look.
In 2010, Rae’, Meth’, and Ghost’ broke for a Wu-Massacre side-project at Def Jam. Over the years, there have been several acclaimed Wu-cosigned projects without all members involved, such as Wu-Tang Chamber Music and Wu-Tang Legendary Weapons. RZA has previously stated that Ol’ Dirty Bastard vocals will be appearing on this effort. All members, including the late O.D.B., appear to be illustrated on the cover.
The artwork and tracklisting, per the album’s pre-order:
“The Saga Continues Intro” f. RZA
“Lesson Learn’d” f. Inspectah Deck & Redman
“Fast and Furious” f. Hue Hef & Raekwon
“Famous Fighters (Skit)”
“If Time Is Money (Fly Navigation)” f. Method Man
“Frozen” f. Method Man, Killah Priest & Chris Rivers
“Berto and the Fiend (Skit) f. Ghostface Killah
“Pearl Harbor” f. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA & Sean Price
“People Say” f. Redman and Wu-Tang Clan.
“Why Why Why” f. RZA & Swnkah
“G’d Up” f. Method Man, R-Mean & Mzee Jones
“If What You Say Is Tru” f. Wu-Tang Clan and Streetlife
“Saga (Skit)” f. RZA
“Hood Go Bang!” f. Redman & Method Man
“My Only One” f. Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna & Steven Latorre
“The Saga Continues (Outro)” f. RZA
#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads‘ “Now You See Me” version of Sean Price’s “Clans & Cliks,” which features Method Man, Raekwon, and Inspectah Deck, in addition to Boot Camp Clik’s Smif-n-Wessun and Rockness Monsta: