The Wu-Tang Clan has proved there’s greater strength in numbers as all nine members reunited for a late night TV slot.
RZA and Raekwon buried the hatchet and stepped-out with the Clan overnight to perform on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And they used the session to reveal their hugely awaited new album would arrive before Christmas.
The full unit of Raekwon, GZA, RZA, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna were on hand (late founding member Ol’ Dirty Bastard was represented on a t-shirt) to deliver renditions of new work “Ron O’Neal” and the classic 1997 track “Triumph”. Stewart’s team found enough chairs for the hip hoppers to sit and chat with the show’s host.
The NYC collective is back in business with the upcoming release of the album A Better Tomorrow, which the band announced would arrive in November and is preceded by “Ron O’Neal.” Check out videos from their Daily Show appearance below.
RZA and Raekwon reconciled in recent months, putting an end to a dispute over A Better Tomorrow which had rumbled on due to creative differences and lack of communication.
The new album is the group’s first release since their 2007 8 Diagrams, and will accompany the one copy of the 31-song album, The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. The special copy will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, RZA told Billboard.