Shaolin meets Yonkers on Wu-Block, a collaboration between the Wu-Tang Clan and D-Block that promises to be one of the hardest-hitting New York City hip-hop records of the fall.

Due out Oct. 9, the album features such Wu luminaries as Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon and GZA, as well as D-Block members Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Styles P.

Wu-Block -- apparently the name of both the group and the album -- have also announced a string of August and September tour dates, and as a preview of what fans might expect, they've dropped the disc's first single, "Union Square," which finds Ghost and Sheek trading verses over a thumping beat.

"This is a unique street album combination like carnation milk with oatmeal," says Ghostface, poetic as ever. "And a dash of cinammon. We got killing on lock. It's like assisination day -- nothing but darts being thrown. It's like Batman and Robin shit. It's real street sh*t for the fans. They've been thirstin' for this."

Wu-Block Tour Dates:

Aug. 23: Tempe, Ariz., Club Red

Aug. 24: Las Vegas, Nev., House of Blues

Aug. 25, San Francisco, Calif., Rock The Bells

Aug. 28: Santa Ana, Calif., Observatory

Aug. 29: West Hollywood, Calif., House of Blues

Sept. 2: New York, N.Y., Rock The Bells

Sept. 6: Minneapolis, Minn., Cabooze

Sept. 7: Chicago, Ill., Double Door

Sept 8: Milwaukee, Wisc., The Rave

Sept. 14: Albany, N.Y., Upstate Concert Hall

Sept. 15: Poughkeepsie, N.Y., The Chance

Sept. 17: New York, N.Y., Highline Ballroom

Sept. 20: Washington, D.C., State Theater

Sept. 21: Philadelphia, Pa., Trocadero

Sept. 22: Stroudsburg, Pa., Sherman Theater

Sept. 23: Portland, Maine

Listen to Wu-Block's "Union Square"
Watch Ghostface Killah's Video for "Cherchez LaGhost"

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