Wu-Tang Clan Recruit Redman For The 1st Video From Their New Album & It Hits Like A Ton Of Bricks
Ever since Wu-Tang Clan announced in late August that they were releasing a new album, the excitement has reached a fever pitch for fans of their distinctive brand of Hip-Hop. The announcement came with their first single, “People Say,” featuring Wu’s Method Man, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa, and honorary Wu affiliate, Redman. Since then, Wu have shared “Lesson Learn’d,” also featuring Inspectah Deck and Redman, and revealed the star-studded playlist for Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues. The group also let the world know the project would be fully self-contained, as RZA has formed the record label 36 Chambers ALC to distribute the album, and its production responsibilities are in the hands of DJ Mathematics.
Today (October 4), Wu unveils the first visual from the album. The video for “People Say” features every MC who laid a verse on the record, as well as appearances from RZA and Math. As each rapper recites his verse in dim lighting, Math is shown transporting a box sporting the Wu logo that contains a golden essence reminiscent of the mystery contents of the briefcase in Pulp Fiction.
While the contents of the box are not revealed at the end of the video, it’s a reasnoable assumption that it’s a metaphor for the group’s decision to put their sound in his hands and entrust him with their essence. In any event, there are 5 flame verses that are enough to satisfy any lingering curiosity.