J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League Say They Are Working On The Next Wu-Tang Clan Album
The second half of 2016 has been interesting for Wu-Tang Clan. Two Decembers ago, the New York collective released their first album in six years, A Better Tomorrow. The album entered the charts at the Top 30, but did not produce a hit single. In the 24 months since, Wu sold one album for a seven-figure sum that elicited some conflict and controversy. Various members released a litany of projects (three releases from Ghostface Killah alone). According to both RZA and Ghost’, if there is ever another album from Wu, it’ll be in G.F.K.’s hands.
More recently, U-God slammed RZA and his manager brother with a seven-figure lawsuit. The Brooklyn, New York MC alleges that he has not been paid royalties from Wu-Tang releases in years. Yesterday (December 15), U-God addressed the tensions within the Clan on the intro to his new album single, “Venom.” While things appear questionable within the 36 Chambers right now, God maintains those are his “brothers.”
With a lawsuit and a new power-shift on control of the next album, such a release appears unlikely. But wait. Tampa, Florida production trio the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League adds some new spin to the equation. The Twitter account for Rook, Barto, and Colione claims that they are “officially working on the next Wu-Tang Clan album.” They even tied into the Clan’s official account.
J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League worked on Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City in 2009. They are known for producing hits such as Rick Ross & Jay Z’s “Maybach Music,” Jay Rock’s “Hood Gone Love It,” and DJ Khaled, Nas, Scarface, and DJ Premier’s “Hip Hop.”
In other Wu-Tang-related news, Method Man continues to work closely with Marvel. After appearing in the Luke Cage series on Netflix, “Iron Lung” revealed that he penned his own comic. According to Complex, Method Man wrote a Ghost Rider piece for the recently published Ghost Rider X-mas Special.
Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told Complex, “The conversation between Hip-Hop and Marvel continues as one of Rap’s most storied lyricists takes the Hell Charger out for a ride. In Ghost Rider X-mas Special, the legendary Method Man sets up a classic conflict between ‘Robbie Reyes,’ the current ‘Ghost Rider,’ and ‘Krampus,’ a mythical creature who’s perhaps best described as the anti-Santa.” Complex also has exclusive images from the comic.