Excited about performing their classic Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers at this year’s Rock The Bells, the Wu-Tang Clan followed the big news with the announcement of a new upcoming album, titled Pollen: The Swarm Part Three.
The forthcoming album, due June 22nd, will be released through the group’s own Wu Music Group, and will feature most of the Clan as well as many of the extended family.
Here’s a letter the group released this week, explaining the album and dismissing Wu imposters. Read it below, in its entirety:
In the uncertainty of the new age industry and wake of new media one thing is for sure and that being there’s never a shortage of WUTANG WANNA BEEZ, imposters, opportunists, posers and fakes rushing in to imitate, cash in and lay claim to the “WUTANG” name. WARNING: don’t be fooled or duped! There is only one WUTANG CLAN AND BRAND. With the surge of official authentically branded Wutang products, projects and a wave of critically acclaimed album releases in the last year such as Raekwon’s Only Built for Cuban Links franchise and the follow up of “Wu Massacre ” featuring the Wutang Clan’s Method Man , Raekwon and Ghostface, The Wu Music Group in following and furthering WUTANG tradition in its truest and purest form will release the 3rd installment of the official swarm franchise dubbed POLLEN: THE SWARM PART 3 due this SUMMER JUNE 22, 2010. Why Pollen? Because it’s WUTANG authentic! Word to Shaolin!! This installment is complete with new songs from the RZA as Bobby Digital, MEF MAN himself Johnny Blazing a track with the GZA, GHOSTFACE “Smooth Sailing” on the remix featuring Trife and Solomon Childs, and unlocked from the Wutang vault, the late great ODB with a fresh splash from his son and new comer BOY JONES on “Dirt’s the Boogie”. The SWARM represents the Wutang Killer Beez on the move. The first album in the trilogy introduced fans to other emcees in the Wu empire from east to west coast and across the seas. In true killer bee fashion, this album wouldn’t be complete with out new music from the Killer Beez themselves 12 o clock, Prodigal Sun, Killer Priest, Street Life, Remedy, JoJo Pelligrino, the Rev Burke, and others. This is history once again in the making with the Wutang massive disciples and its affiliates aligning to swarm, bringing the ruckus and creating a frenzy to massacre the masses across the globe. This album will effectively pollinate and enter your senses and is guaranteed to inspire and buzz the ears of any true Wu fan looking for that real WUTANG indulgence and experience without leaving out the this generation’s expressions of hip hop and those still to come. At press time the RZA of the Clan says “Wutang is forever and we will continue to shine light and spread music to the world.” The Swarm executive producer Power adds “As for anyone and anything else you may need to refer back to the WUTANG’S first suggestion which is to certainly ‘PROTECT YA NECK “. Wutang Killers Bees and Yellow Jackets are on the Swarm part 3 and in full effect!!
You can listen to a teaser of a never-before-released track by the late O.D.B. & Y.D.B. Boy Jones, “Dirts The Boogie”, here, via YouTube.
For more info, visit WuMusicGroup.com.
Below is the album’s final tracklisting:
“ROLL WITH KILLER BEES” – YELLOW JACKETS
“HEADLINE” – ARMEL, 12 OCLOCK, P SUNN, REV BURKS
“ASSED OUT” – WU-TANG CLAN
“DIRTS THE BOOGIE” – O.D.B & Y.D.B. BOY JONES
“YOU MUST BE DREAMING” – BOBBY DIGITAL, KINETIC
“M.E.F.” – JOHNNY BLAZE
“SMOOTH SAILING” – GHOSTFACE, TRIFE, SOLOMON CHILDS
“GET IT STARTED” – KING JUST, NATE, Y.C.
“FACED DOWN” – STREETLIFE
“THE TESTIMONY” – REMEDY & KILLER PRIEST
“ACTION” – SOLOMON CHILDS
“NO GAME AROUND HERE” – KILLER BEES
“INTO YOU” – REV BURKE & RUGGED MONK
“TRANSPORTING” – REMEDY & JO JO PELLIGRINO
“FLIGHT OF THE KILLER BEES” – PRODIGAL SON & REV BURKS