Wu-Tang Clan opens another chapter in their storied legacy with The Saga Continues, a project that was crafted by the group’s longtime DJ, Mathematics, with executive production by RZA.
“2017, another Wu saga,” RZA says on the intro. “It continues like Buck Rodgers. In the 21st century, and we still gotta duck the fuckin’ coppers?”
Although Saga is billed as a Wu-Tang album on streaming services, questions have swirled about that label. Spin reports that GZA and U-God did not contribute to the project and that several members have not promoted the effort, including Ghostface Killah, GZA, and Cappadonna. Method Man’s publicist has even said that he wasn’t “involved enough to make a comment” on the project.
Last week, however, Meth spoke with “The Breakfast Club” about it, praising Mathematics for creating the Wu-Tang logo and for the sound of the LP, which features some vaulted verses from recent years. “Hopefully this will bring back that grimy feel that people know Wu-Tang for,” he said.
The last Wu-Tang album available for wide release was 2014’s A Better Tomorrow, though it was plagued by infighting. In 2015, the group sold a one-of-one copy of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin to Martin Shkreli. Meth would later declare: “Fuck that album.”
Listen to The Saga Continues, released through eOne and RZA’s 36 Chambers ALC, below.