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Raekwon and RZA reach truce, Wu-Tang Clan will release a new album after all

on May 12, 2014, 11:02am

It was supposed to be a year of celebration for Wu-Tang Clan, but much of the seminal rap group’s 20th anniversary festivities were clouded by the feud between RZA and Raekwon. For several months, the Wu-Tang founders publicly berated one another over the direction of Wu-Tang’s new album, A Better Tomorrow. Raekwon said Wu-Tang has been “compromised” by RZA’s creative vision for the record, which he referred to as “mediocre” and out of touch with the state of current hip-hop. He also insinuated that there were contractual issues that prevented him from moving forward.

But now, in an unexpected twist of events, RZA and Raekwon have apparently reached a truce and will soon enter the studio to finish verses for the album. The news was revealed on Wu-Tang’s official website, which adds that additional details are forthcoming.

RZA previously said he hoped to have the album out by July. Below, listen to the first single, “Keep Watch”.