Wu-Tang Clan 'Anniversary Album' Coming This Year, Method Man Says
The MC promises an album will drop with "some nice treats" as the group celebrates 20 years.
Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new album, Method Man told a crowd at Los Angeles' Key Club on Friday.
"November 10 of this year will be our 20th anniversary," Method Man said, captured in a video posted to YouTube. "We got the Wu-Tang anniversary album coming up, we working on that now. We got some nice treats on there."
The set, he assured the audience, will come out "this year -- this fuckin' year."
That release could come sooner than later, if the hip-hop crew's tour dates are any indication: Wu-Tang Clan will play a number of festival dates this spring and summer, including Coachella, Primavera Sound and Bonnaroo.
In November, the group announced an album would be "coming soon" on its Facebook page.
The group's most recent full-length was "8 Diagrams," released in 2007. They assembled again last year for a track on the soundtrack to Wu-guru RZA's directorial debut, "The Man With the Iron Fists." Wu-Tang's ground-breaking "36 Chambers (Enter the Wu-Tang)" was released Nov. 9, 1993.
While Wu-Tang lives on, the Key Club will not -- the notable Sunset Strip venue announced its pending closure, coming March 15, on Monday.