Since the release of 8 Diagrams, fans have been waiting for the Wu Tang Clan to regroup, reconcile their differences and bring everyone back to the 90’s when they were running Hip Hop.
As Hip Hop continues to twiddle its thumbs in anticipation for a true Wu album, most will have to just sit back and digest a filling of the old with the upcoming project The Return Of The Wu & Friends.
Orchestrated by Wu Tang producer/ DJ Mathematics, the project will consist of exclusive tracks along with unreleased tracks and old gems.
Pulling back time to 2000, the release will have songs recorded for The W and will stretch all the way up to 2008.
Think of it as a sequel to Chamber Music, but this time around, all nine members will be part of the project compiled by Mathematics.
The DJ has been known the Clan since the mid 80s, so who better than him to attack such a project? His beginnings were as the DJ for GZA during his stint with Cold Chillin’ and Mathematics has since then contributed to The W, Supreme Clintele, Beneath The Surface, Blackout! And Tical 2000: Judgement Day.
Apparently, this will have to do until the band finally gets back together again.
Tracklist for The Return of the Wu & Friends:
1. Wu-Tang Clan feat. Raekwon, Ghostface, Method Man, U-God- “Clap 2010”
2. Wu-Tang Clan- “Respect 2010”
3. Masta Kila feat. Raekwon & Ghostface- “It’s What It Is”
4. Wu-Tang Clan feat. Inspectah Deck, RZA, Ghostface- “Strawberries & Cream”
5. Wu-Tang Clan feat. GZA, Masta Killa & Inspectah Deck- “Steppin 2 Me”
6. Wu-Tang Clan feat. Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface, Ica da Don & Inspectah Deck- “All Flowers”
7. Method Man- “John 3:16”
8. Raekwon- “Treez”
9. Wu-Tang Clan feat. RZA, Streetlife, Buddah Bless- “What It Is”
10. Masta Killa feat. RZA & Method Man- “Iron God Chamber”
11. Masta Killa feat. Ghostface, Buddah Bless, Raekwon, Eyes Low- “Real Nillaz”
12. Wu-Tang Clan feat. Method Man & GZA- “Rush”
13. Mathematics- “Da Way We Were”
14. Wu-Tang Clan feat. ODB & Bad Luck- “Early Grave”
15. Wu-Tang Clan- “Keep Pace”