It’s been 20 years since the release of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The group has been in talks for a reunion tour as well as a new studio album to mark the 20th anniversary and part of the plan has been already executed.
According to the press release, their upcoming sixth album is titled A Better Tomorrow, named after song #10 on their 2nd album Wu-Tang Forever and is currently due in July, 2013. The Clan will also hit UK for two shows in July for the 20th anniversary — July 25th at O2 Apollo in Manchester and July 26th at O2 Academy, Brixton.
Action Bronson goes in over a Statik Selektah beat for Funkmaster Flex’s upcoming mixtape Who You Mad At? Me Or Yourself?, dropping next week.
Allindstrom.com has officially partnered with legendary A&R man Jeff Sledge to bring you Shop Talk. In this series, Sledge chops it up with old friends of the industry and talks about the past. His first guest is DJ Premier. Watch Sledge and Premo regale us of the good old days during this lengthy conversation.
Eh-um….Dropping next album title next month.
— Nasir Jones (@Nas) April 2, 2013
Forbes entertainment writer Zack O’Malley Greenburg reports today that Nas has made a six-figure investment in Mass Appeal Media, the umbrella company that runs the recently re-launched magazine and online property. According to Greeburg, Nas was ” dismayed at the lack of options for readers interested in all aspects of hip-hop culture” and his hefty investment buys him the title of Associate Publisher.
Says Nas about the investment:
“Mass Appeal has a legacy and respect,” he says. “It already has a foundation … I just feel like I can add on because I can lend my kind of cultural expertise and my professional acumen, and develop the business.”
Via Nah Right
It’s been a while since Big K.R.I.T. released his last full project, but at the rate of music he has put out over the years, there’s definitely no complaints on our side. Just last year saw the release of his debut album Live From The Underground, which undoubtedly saw much success after putting out free material prior to the major Def Jam limelight. The time has arrived for his new project King Remembered In Time to be released, with familiar features from Bun B, Future, Trinidad Jame$, Wiz Khalifa, Smoke DZA, BJ The Chicago Kid and more.
Click here to download the mixtape and see the tracklist.