The Wu-Tang Clan's latest album, "The Saga Continues," has landed the #1 spot on the Independent charts.
Wu-Tang Clan are coming off the release of their new album last week called The Saga Continues, which was released independently via 36 Clambers/eOne, and it turns out it landed the #1 spot on the Independent charts today, selling more copies than any other independent release. According to HDD, the album sold 24,613 units including streams in its opening week.
“Congratulations to Alan Grunblatt, the entire urban team, and Wu-Tang of course on this amazing achievement," says Chris Taylor, Global President of Entertainment One Music. "Our U.S. and global teams have knocked this out of the park.”
Curated by DJ Mathematics, the follow up to 2014’s A Better Tomorrow contains 18 records in total & features guest appearances from fellow WU members like 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 by DJ Mathematics, with RZA serving as the executive producer.
"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 last month.
“I put a lot of hard work into it. Definitely worked hard to make it a masterpiece.” DJ Mathematics added. “When I was putting this album together, I was basically trying to put together an album that when I listen to it … I’m real critical of myself. I’ve done other projects in the past and as I did those albums, I always listen back like, “Aw, I wish I would have did this, I wish I would have did that.” Plus learning so much now and being able to put it into effect, I just try to put together a complete album, beginning to end.” DJ Mathematics continued. “You have a lot of people who are all about singles. I’m not from that era even though I exist in it. When I get albums, I wanna hear albums I can rock to from beginning to end, all the way through. So, that’s what I was trying to do. And in order to do that, you have to create something that’s … it’s gotta be a masterpiece.”
Congrats to the entire Wu-Tang Clan on their latest success. Be sure to stream the project right here if you’ve been sleeping on it.