Warner Bros. Records announced Friday (Oct. 3) that it has signed legendary rap group, the Wu-Tang Clan.
Through the deal, the group — comprised of RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna — will release its long talked about, highly-anticipated 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow, now due out Dec. 2.
“Wu-Tang Clan is excited to join the Warner family of esteemed artists,” the group said at a press conference on Thursday (Oct. 2). “After 20 years in the business with different label outlets, we are delighted to be amongst a team of industry professionals who understand our unique artistry and will help spread it to the masses unadulterated.
“RZA and his brother Divine CEO of Wu-Tang felt synergy with executive/producer Rob Cavallo and Cameron Strang, and decided Warner Bros. would be a suitable home for their brand and band, and a great place to carry on the Wu-Tang saga. In the words of Ghostface, when it comes to being signed to Warner Bros., ‘we’re getting Bugs Bunny money.'”
Throughout their two decade career, Wu-Tang has released five studio albums and 19 compilation albums, not to mention countless solo efforts. Each of their first three albums — Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), Wu-Tang Forever and The W — have been certified platinum by the RIAA, with Wu-Tang Forever having debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200.