New Wu-Tang Clan Album In The Works: Late 2013 Release Planned

Ghostface Killah has confirmed recording tracks for a new record by the legendary rap collective.

Johnny Firecloudby Johnny Firecloud

Ladies and Gentlemen, we will soon have a new Wu-Tang Clan album. The news broke Friday as Ghostface Killah has confirmed that he has recorded tracks for a new Wu album, which is expected to arrive in late 2013.

Following RZA's declaration last month that he wanted to put the legendary crew back together in the studio to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut, Ghostface told MTV News that he pulled double-duty in the studio while putting the pieces together on The Wally Era, the follow-up solo release to his 2008 record Supreme Clientele

Killah said: "While I was doin' my 'Supreme Clientele' shit, the second one, 'The Wally Era', I was doin' joints for the next Wu album."

RZA's perspective that the Wu hits their highest marks with him in control of the creative direction has a bit of logical backing as well. "['Wu-Tang Forever' was] the first democratic album. And then after that, it kept getting more and more – 'Well, it’s your album, what do you want to do? You want to hire P Diddy? Whatever you want to do, help yourself. It’s your [thing],'" he said.

Ghost apparently agrees. "He knows what it takes to go ahead and get there. He done studied the game now," he said.