Joe Young’s ‘Invincible Armour’ May Be The Closest We Get To Another Wu-Tang Album
With Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, and Cappadonna in tow, Germany-raised MC Joe Young has released Invincible Armour, an album produced entirely by Dame Grease. Born in Manhattan, Joe Young (born Tyrone Clay) forged a relationship with some of the Wu-Tang Clan members after signing a deal with Sony BMG in the early 2000s. That resulted in features from Cappadonna and Inspectah Deck on Joe’s 2005 album. Twelve years later, and Joe has added three more of the legendary Staten Island crew’s members to his list of collaborators for his new project, which drops today (February 10).
Seven of Invincible Armour‘s 12 tracks feature one or more members of the Wu, making it a veritable reunion. Although Ghostface Killah and RZA are not involved, there is an undeniable 36 Chambers influence throughout the album, both from a production standpoint and conceptual framework. Skits and interludes pepper the LP, and the lyrics are as East Coast gritty as they were in 1993. Thus far, Joe Young has dropped “Crack Babies 2.0” (which features Meth, Rae, Capp, and Deck) and the song’s original version, which only features Method Man as singles. In December, he also dropped a video starring Masta Killa for “Projects.”
Now, Heads are treated to the entire affair, which also features Bigga Threat and Hanz On. Invincible Armour is also available for purchase.