A few months back, the Wu-Tang Clan appeared on The Daily Show and said that their 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, would be out later in the year. Now that album has an official release date: Black Friday, which is on 11/28 this year. In a new interview with Billboard, RZA revealed the plans for the release of the new record. One of the biggest things he talked about was the existence of a limited-edition version of the album that will only be available on a portable Bluetooth speaker (pictured above). The Wu-edition Boombot Rex will come with the “W” logo on it and will be limited to only 3000 speakers. Here’s what RZA had to say about why he went this route with the special edition:
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. […] 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. As far as this company Boombotix, there’s a few people reaching out to us: Put your Wu logo on this.’ But something about this company resonated.
You can read the full interview here, in which he also talks about the concept behind the album and the process of writing and recording it.
Here’s the tracklist for the portable speaker version of A Better Tomorrow, which obviously doesn’t contain all of the tracks:
01 Ruckus in B Minor
?02 Ron O’Neal
?03 Mistaken Identity?
04 Keep Watch?05 Never Let Go
?06 Mistaken Identity (Instrumental)
?07 Never Let Go (Instrumental)?
08 Big Horn [Exclusive]
A Better Tomorrow is out 11/28.