Wu-Tang Clan won't die this year.
Warner Bros. Records will be the home of the Wu-Tang Clans's forthcoming record A Better Tomorrow, Billboard has confirmed with the label. The record will be released on later this year -- still well within the legal limits for the group to celebrate its 20th anniversary.
"Wu-Tang Clan is responsible for creating a deep discography of iconic rap music," Warner Bros. Records chairman and CEO Cameron Strang tells Billboard, "spawning incredibly successful careers for each of the group’s individual members, and launching Wu-Tang into a full-fledged brand beyond their music. Two decades on, they remain a major force in hip hop. I speak for everyone on our team when I say how thrilled we are to be the new home for one of hip hop’s most influential groups. This is an exciting day in the history of Warner Bros. Records, and we can’t wait to contribute to the next phase of their careers."
A Better Tomorrow may truly deliver the goods. If what Wu-Tang leader RZA told Billboard earlier this week holds true, the record may bring a notable departure from RZA's signature gothic production style.