New Releases: Wu-Tang Clan Drops ‘8 Diagrams’
Veteran hip-hop collective Wu-Tang Clan pulled out the mighty sword and managed to release yet another dark, gritty, noteworthy album, despite recent squabbles. ‘8 Diagrams,’ the group’s first release since 2001’s ‘Iron Flag,’ hits stores today and features all eight members’ skills over RZA’s elaborate beats. Unfortunately, like any family — which is to say, dysfunctional — members of the Wu have recently expressed discontent, causing fans to wonder if the release was really a collaborative effort.
“RZA is trying to create too much of a orchestra … He’s trying to do too much of this guitar s—, like he got a guitar on his f—ing back,” Raekwon told radio personality Miss Info in a recent interview. “And our whole s— is that we don’t want that and the fans don’t know us for that.” Let’s hope the Wu can squash their internal beef in time for a tour.