Enduring hip-hop legends Wu-Tang Clan will release A Better Tomorrow, their 20th anniversary album, on December 1, through Warner Bros.
The Clan, including RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa and Cappadonna, have signed a worldwide deal with the major on the back of selling in excess of 40 million records during their long career.
In a Wu-statement, the Clan said:
“After 20 years in the business with different label outlets, we are delighted to be amongst a team of industry professionals who understand our unique artistry and will help spread it to the masses unadulterated. RZA and his brother Divine CEO of Wu-Tang felt synergy with executive/producer Rob Cavallo and Cameron Strang, and decided Warner Bros. would be a suitable home for their brand and band, and a great place to carry on the Wu-Tang saga. In the words of Ghostface, when it comes to being signed to Warner Bros, ‘We’re getting Bugs Bunny money’.”
In return, Strang, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. Records, told Billboard: “Wu-Tang Clan is responsible for creating a deep discography of iconic rap music, spawning incredibly successful careers for each of the group’s individual members, and launching Wu-Tang into a full-fledged brand beyond their music. Two decades on, they remain a major force in hip-hop. I speak for everyone on our team when I say how thrilled we are to be the new home for one of hip-hop’s most influential groups.”
Enough already – they damn well signed the contract!