The Complete Guide to Wu-Tang Clan's 'A Better Tomorrow'

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THE BUILDUP

Talk of a new Wu-Tang Clan album—or albums, technically—started back in 2010, when Method ManGhostface Killah and Raekwon released collaborative effort Wu-Massacre. The album, which the three agreed was "rushed" by Def Jam in an attempt to capitalize on the momentum of recent releases from Wu-Tang Clan members and collaborators, was merely the beginning and the sign of tracks to come. 

"We’re not doing this to save the group," Method Man told MTV upon the release of Wu-Massacre. "We’re a part of the group. This album could have been done by Deck, U-God and GZA. Either/or, it’s still Wu-Tang. The bottom line with this LP, it was something fans always requested. It’s like, what else was we doing? It was a given. Hopefully, we can all get back in the studio and get enough time to really work on an LP.”

It took another four years for the follow-up to 2007's 8 Diagrams to materialize with the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan—and that's not counting The Wu - Once Upon A Time in Shaolin, the "secret" album that's attempting to shift how music is created and consumed.

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