Wu-Tang Clan's next full-length album, A Better Tomorrow, will be released just in time for the holiday season on December 2, their new label, Warner Bros., announced yesterday (October 3).
The album, which will feature the entire Clan, will be in honor of the group's 20th anniversary. "Wu-Tang Clan is excited to join the Warner family of esteemed artists," the group said in a statement, The Los Angeles Times reports. "After 20 years in the business with different label outlets, we are delighted to be amongst a team of industry professionals who understand our unique artistry and will help spread it to the masses unadulterated. In the words of Ghostface, when it comes to being signed to Warner Bros., 'we're getting Bugs Bunny money.'"
Before the album hits stores, the Clan will be releasing a shortened version of the record as a limited edition speaker. The Wu-edition Boombot Rex is a collaboration with Boombotix and will feature eight tracks in all, five from the album and three bonus tunes. Pre-orders for the speaker are going on now.
RZA talked about the inspiration for the speaker with Vibe recently. "I had the idea pop up into my head, for a while, about music being kind of disconnected to us. Of being so digitized and accessible, but yet not tangible," he said. "... But this thing here, a tangible item, like your old Walkman or your old cassette, or your old record, that's what this is bringing back."