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Wu-Tang Clan Returns With New Song 'People Say,' Announces 'The Saga Continues' Album

Wu-Tang Clan
Jonathan Weiner

Wu-Tang Clan

The clan is back. After recently resurrecting their Wu Wear clothing line, Wu-Tang Clan dropped off a surprise track titled "People Say" featuring a guest verse from their longtime affiliate Redman. To sweeten the pot, they also officially announced the release date of their seventh studio album Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues, due Oct. 13 via RZA and Entertainment One's lifestyle company 36 Chambers Alc. 

Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues is the group's first album since 2014's A Better Tomorrow. The upcoming album will be produced by Mathematics and executive produced by RZA. The collective's double album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin was set to be released back in 2015, but was sold to Martin Shrekli, who continued to taunt the group after purchasing it for $2 million by previewing multiple tracks off the unreleased album. 

Wu-Tang gave fans the first taste of their new album with "People Say," which opens with a kung-fu movie sample before Method Man's gravelly voice rides the piano-laden melody. "Ain't no vacay, the props become a problem when it's hot, mayday mayday/ But no charge, I'm nutty with the bars that's a payday," he raps. "So bruh, this ain't even a bar, this is AA/Back up in the trunk with the AK." Redman later appears and lends his energetic flow to the smooth track with lines like, "I show you the ropes, I'm narrating Al Haymon/I told Lighty, if I hate him, I'ma violate him." 

Listen to "People Say" below.