In The Midst Of It All, Wu-Tang Clan Looks Tight Together, Performing Live (Video)

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In the last few weeks, a good bit has been going on with the Wu-Tang Clan leading up to A Better Tomorrow (December 2).

After an old manager of sorts leaked some information, RZA and Cappadonna confirmed that the group has a tiered salary structure and pay scale, whereby Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cap’ make significantly less than the apparent premier swordsmen.

In the midst of this, Ghostface Killah announced a solo album, 36 Seasons, that will be released on Tommy Boy Records a week apart from the big budget seventh studio album from the Wu, their first on Warner Bros. Records. Ghost’s latest solo venture is garnering a great deal of hardcore support, while the Clan have yet to generate a major single from A Better Tomorrow.

Now, prior to the album’s release, RZA is forecasting major six-figure losses leading into A Better Tomorrow, and telling The New York Times he personally anticipates losing $500,000.

Yet, watching the Clan on “The Late Show With David Letterman,” things look as they did before even 2007’s 8 Diagrams. “Ruckus In B Minor,” one of the more polarizing early glimpses from A Better Tomorrow is performed with a tighly-woven Wu on stage, delivering crisp rhymes on what appears to be a rehearsed routine.

What do you think about A Better Tomorrow less than a week before you have the option to buy it?

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