Wu-Tang Clan will release their first studio release since 2017’s The Saga Continues when a new EP arrives this Friday, May 17th.
The album, to be titled Of Mics And Men, was directly inspired by the new Showtime documentary series by the same name which chronicles the New York City hip-hop group’s rise to prominence. The album’s arrival date will coincide with the airing of the series’ second episode on Friday.
“You’ve seen episode 1/ Wu documentary by now (and if you haven’t, what were you doing last weekend),” the band shared to their Twitter early Tuesday afternoon. “Now listen to the music inspired by the series. On Friday, we’re coming with a new Wu-Tang EP from [36 Chambers] and Mass Appeal, so let your boss know you’ll be in late to work.”
The album will feature a total of seven recordings with both solo and collaborative tracks from Ghostface Killah, RZA, Nas, Cheo Hodari Coker, GZA, Masta Killa, Raekwon, Harley, and Cappadonna. The album was reportedly executive produced by Mitchell Diggs and Mustafa Shaikh.
The series’ premiere on Showtime last week arrived as the band continued to perform in Europe on the international leg of their 2019 tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). The group will return to this side of the pond to begin the North American leg of the tour on May 31st in Sterling Heights, MI.
Wu-Tang was also recently recognized by their native New York City borough of Staten Island when their former stomping grounds were officially re-christened the “Wu-Tang Clan District.”
For a full list of Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming tour dates and information on ticketing, head to their website here.
Wu-Tang: Of Mics and Men Soundtrack Tracklisting:
1. “On That Sht Again” (Ghostface Killah / RZA)
2. “Seen a Lot of Things” (Ghostface Killah / Raekwon / Harley)
3. “Project Kids (Skit)” (Nas)
4. “Do the Same as My Brother Do” (RZA)
5. “Yo, Is You Cheo? (Skit)” (Cheo Hodari Coker)
6. “Of Mics and Men” (RZA / Masta Killa / Cappadonna)
7. “One Rhyme (Skit)” (GZA / Masta Killa)