Over the Summer, RZA gave Wu Tang fans something to look forward to when he announced that he & producer DJ Mathematics were joining forces for a new Wu-Tang Clan album called The Saga Continues, which would be released through the 36 Chambers Alc lifestyle company. Now after months of anticipation & promotion, including leaks like “Peoples Say” & “Lesson Learn’d,” The Saga Continues has officially arrived today on iTunes & all streaming platforms.
Laced with 18 tracks in total, the album features guest appearances from fellow WU members Ghostface Killah, RZA, Method Man, Inspektah Deck, Raekwon, and longtime affiliate turned official member Cappadonna. Meanwhile, outside features include the late Sean Price, Redman, R-Mean, Hue Hef, Killa Priest, and Chris Rivers. Production is handled entirely by DJ Mathematics.
"For years, Math has had the idea of putting together a body of music using modern and legendary equipment such as ASR10 with vocal performances by Wu-Tang Clan members and other prominent MCs. With The Saga Continues he’s created a masterpiece. We at 36 Chambers ALC are honored to work with Mathematics and Wu-Tang Clan to put out a great piece of art.” RZA said with the album announcement.
Speaking on the origin of the collab wth Mathematics, RZA says…"There was a young brother that was our DJ. He was working construction," RZA explains. "I hired him to draw the Wu-Tang logo. His name was Allah Mathematics. And he always was in the shadows doing the knowledge, as we call it. You've got to do the knowledge. And he learned how to make beats and produce, and after awhile, when I became a composer, I became further and further away from the sound of Wu-Tang. I mean I don't use the ASR-10 anymore. I'm in space with it. You know, but Mathematics stayed right there with him. So he was really given the task and he took the task upon himself to go and start having the members re-energize their verses to the classic Wu-Tang sound. After he got it to a certain degree, he was like, 'I'm going to come over and show you where we’re at,' and showed me and I was like yo... The Saga Continues.”
Available now on iTunes, fans can stream the project in its entirety via Apple Music. Hit play and let us know what record you’re feeling the most?
1. "Wu-Tang the Saga Continues Intro" feat. RZA
2. "Lesson Learn’d" feat. Inspektah Deck and Redman
3. "Fast and Furious" feat. Hue Hef and Raekwon
4. "Famous Fighters" (Skit)
5. "If Time is Money (Fly Navigation)" feat. Method Man
6. "Frozen" feat. Method Man, Killa Priest, and Chris Rivers
7. "Berto and the Fiend" (Skit) feat. Ghostface Killah
8. "Pearl Harbor" feat. Ghostface Killah, Method Man, RZA, and Sean Price
9. "People Say" feat. Wu-Tang Clan and Redman
10. "Family" (Skit)
11. "Why Why Why" feat. RZA and Swnkah
12. "G’d Up" feat. Method Man, R-Mean, and Mzee Jones
13. "If What You Say is True" feat. Wu-Tang Clan and Streetlife
14. "Saga" (Skit) feat. RZA
15. "Hood Go Bang!" feat. Redman, Method Man
16. "My Only One" feat. Ghostface Killah, RZA, Cappadonna, and Steven Latorre
18. "The Saga Continues Outro" feat. RZA