Since reuniting as a full group, Wu-Tang Clan have taken the title to their upcoming record, A Better Tomorrow, very seriously. "I think we [are] all striving for a better tomorrow," RZA explained on The Daily Show. "Wu-Tang, we have something in common with each other as a brotherhood, a respect. When we say a better tomorrow, we're striving to make a better tomorrow for ourselves, but also to aspire [towards] a better tomorrow for the world."
Today, we get to hear the title track from the LP that stays true to the message with uplifting, thought-provoking lyrics for the world's issues today. The track lifts the chorus of 1975 hit "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes with lyrics that ring truer than ever. Listen as former Blue Note member Teddy Pendergrass declares, "The world won't get no better / If we just let it be / The world won't get no better / We got to change it yeah, just you and me."
According to Brooklyn Vegan, "A Better Tomorrow" wasn't set to come out today. But RZA posted on Facebook that "in enlightenment of what is going on in our country and around the world, Wu Tang Clan realize the voice of hip hop must be heard" and announced the single's early release.
Not to be confused with their secret, single-copy album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, Wu-Tang's A Better Tomorrow LP is set to drop very soon on December 1. Find out everything you need to know about the record in our Complete Guide to A Better Tomorrow right here.