On “A Better Tomorrow,” the Wu retain their legacy while preaching the power of contagious optimism.
“The world won’t get no better if we just let it be.” It is with the spirit of Harold Melvin, that the Wu-Tang Clan returns with a message for A Better Tomorrow. The much anticipated album is the Clan’s sixth studio effort, and has generated substantial buzz dating back to 2012. Prior creative differences between Raekwon and RZA subsided peacefully in May of this year, culminating in the complete nine-man ensemble for recording.
A Better Tomorrow is about self-preservation. RZA has spoken at length about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, but philosophically, it’s about more than eating right; perhaps more chiefly, it’s about how to make the best of a bad situation. Each member still raps about their favorite vices, but they also have moments where they spit hard-earned wisdom