Wu-Tang Clan Announce Release Date for ‘A Better Tomorrow’

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The new Wu-Tang Clan album is on its way. According to REVOLT, the group’s new album, A Better Tomorrow, is set to be released December 2 via Warner Bros. “Our mission is to inspire a better tomorrow,” RZA told them. He also sat down with Billboard to talk a bit more about the album.

Apparently the record was recorded in Memphis and will have 3000 Wu-edition Boombot Rex versions (which is delivered on a portable speaker platform and includes two unavailable-on-album instrumentals and song “Big Horn B”). RZA told Billboard he got the idea when thinking about how he interacted with music growing up. Read some of the interview below:

I had the idea pop up into my head, for a while, about music being kind of disconnected to us, of being so digitized and accessible, but yet not tangible,” RZA says. “I just remember how I enjoyed music, when I bought the record, or bought the CD, or bought the cassette. I bought it, it was in my hands, it was mines. I felt like music wasn’t really ours anymore. You know what happened to me one day? I got a lot of songs I bought from iTunes. And then, I tried to play them on my Serato. But because it was in my purchase section, it wouldn’t show up in my Serato library. … That bummed me out. I paid for it but don’t really have access to it. Something about that don’t make no sense, you know what I mean? But this thing here, a tangible item, like your old Walkman or your old cassette, or your old record, that’s what this is bringing back. As far as this company Boombotix, there’s a few people reaching out to us: ‘Put your Wu logo on this.’ But something about this company resonated. I think the ruggedness. Also, their device is more geared to portability. Put it on your bookbag, or strap it on your belt. And so, I felt so cool about that.

It’s a record to me that merges the way music was made in the classic essence, in an analog way, as well as merging what’s going down the digital way. All the entire 10 Clan members are on it. All the [living] members, which is a beautiful thing. And the album has a small concept in a sense, musically it travels from a guy who is going through difficulties, tries to find himself, gets involved with some violence, some troubles, but then realizes that it’s best sometimes to walk away from the past and all the bad times and maybe work on making his life better, and making a better tomorrow. The process of making this album was very unique for me. I started first in my home studio in L.A., then I went to my buddy Adrian Younge and I went to his basement in Southern California where he has all this old ’60s equipment that he be using.

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