Wu-Tang Clan created their sixth studio effort, 'A Better Tomorrow', amid disputes between members RZA and Raekwon.
After numerous delays, Wu-Tang Clan's new album will finally arrive on Tuesday, December 2. The record titled "A Better Tomorrow" was first planned to be released last year to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album, 1993's "Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)".
The disputes between RZA and Raekwon were the biggest challenge in the making of "A Better Tomorrow". While all Wu-Tang members had reunited for the album, Raekwon was the only one who hadn't.
He opened up about his decision earlier this year, saying that he didn't want RZA, who's been the mastermind behind previous Wu-Tang albums, to be in charge of the new project. "I would be the first one to say that we cannot leave everything in RZA's hand no more. He has done his job to the greatest of his ability when we were younger, but now every man plays an imperative role in this situation. His plan was to do a more humble album. We was like, 'Nah. You can't do that with the hardest group in the game,' " he explained.
He eventually agreed to be a part of the project. He joined RZA and others to record a verse on the upcoming album's title track.
"A Better Tomorrow", Wu-Tang Clan's sixth full-length, comes seven years after 2007's "The 8 Diagrams". It's not the only Wu-Tang album the group has been working on. They recently revealed there's a special effort called "Once Upon a Time in Shaolin" that they'd been creating in secret in the past six years.
The record features an unlikely collaboration with iconic singer Cher and will be available in a limited edition of just one copy. RZA claimed someone had expressed desire to purchase the album for $5 million.