Inspectah Deck, despite his ties to the Wu-Tang Clan, has never really fully taken off as a solo artist. Perfect for a scene-stealing guest verse, Deck has been reluctant to carry the torch for a full LP of explosive material with major guests. That might be about to change with his upcoming effort entitled 'Rebellion.'

The Inspectah has tapped none other than Nas, Snoop Dogg and Bay Area legend E-40 for features on the record. He also claims he has a slew of RZA beats locked and ready to go. While he's taking his time to get the recording and tracklist right, it seems like Deck is really making a go of it in the midst of renewed interest in his Clan of '90s hardcore evangelists.

"I'm working on a new album called 'Rebellion,'" the rapper told Minnesota's City Paper in a recent interview. ['Rebellion' has] RZA tracks. I got [features from] E-40, Snoop [Dogg], Nas... I'm takin' my time, hopefully by summertime [it'll release]."

That sort of a guest list is a big about-face from Deck's last album, 2010's 'Manifesto.' That record was a low-key affair without much star power. We wish The Rebel INS the best of luck.