The Wu-Tang Clan train will keep rolling with the Feb. 26 Koch/In The Paint release of “The Sting,” the second album from Wu-Tang Killa Bees. The group is a spin-off of the Wu-Tang Clan featuring various original members alongside latter-day Wu proteges such as Cappadonna, Killarmy, Sunz of Man, Shyheim, and a revolving cast of new associates.
“The Sting” will introduce new Wu extended family members North Star, Black Knights, and Solomon Childs, and features appearances by Wu principals U-God, Inspectah Deck, the RZA as Bobby Digital, and the currently incarcerated Ol’ Dirty Bastard (ODB). First single “Killer Beez” featuring RZA, U-God, and Inspectah Deck will be sent to radio early next month. Other tracks include “Doe Mai Wu” (featuring ODB), “Thugz Make the World Go Round,” “Spin,” “Bar Mitzvah,” and “Get at Me.”
The album follows a flurry of Wu activity in the latter half of this year. The Wu-Tang Clan’s fourth album, “Iron Flag,” is released today (Dec. 18) on Loud. Five Wu members released solo albums in 2001, and both ODB and Raekwon have albums due out in the coming months.
The Wu-Tang Killa Bees’ first album, “The Swarm” (Priority), debuted at No. 4 on The Billboard 200 in August 1998.