After a drought of a collective Wu-Tang project, and the gross misstep of the Clan’s 2014’s opus “A Better Tomorrow“, the Clan is back to form like Voltron with Wu disciple AllahMathematics at the production helm. Allah Math does this project justice by reinvigorating the dirty drums introduced by the RZA with “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)“, but still manages to keep the LP from sounding stale, or outdated. The spirit of the Wu shines through on each track, meticulously crafted by the Queens-born DeeJay/Producer.
The 9-member ensemble hasn’t lost a lyrical step, and most importantly speaks wisdom to the newer generation of rap fans, while not forgetting to satisfy their original fanbase aka the “Older Gods”. Lol But unfortunately, one of the original Wu members is missing from the album. Can you guess who?
Guest appearances from the likes of Sean Price (RIP), Redman, Chris Rivers, R-Mean, and Mzee Jones to name a few, help to bridge the gap between the old and the new. And touch boro borders beyond the Island of Shaolin.
Peppered with classic samples of the Kung Fu flicks that the Wu is known for, “The Saga Continues” is a triumphant return that mimics their meteoric impact in 1993. And with prominent members like Raekwon and Masta Killa, and their latest projects “The Wild” (Rae) and “Loyalty is Royalty” (MK) — both released earlier this year, the Wu is poised to shift the current landscape of Hip-Hop and bring lyricism back to the forefront.
Cause, “when the Wu comes through, the outcome is critical!”
Wu-Tang Clan – “People Say” feat. Redman