October 13, 2017

Wu-Tang Clan "The Saga Continues" / "People Say"

The Saga Continues is a new compilation album from the Wu-Tang, entirely produced by long-time producer and designer of the Wu-Tang logo, Mathematics. RZA takes an executive producer credit, but it's clear he's not at the helm on production and much of the album is pieced together from verses collected over the years, then curated by Mathematics. In some ways, I wasn't mad at it - Method Man sounded razor sharp in the songs he's on, as does frequent collaborator, the Funk Doc, Redman. That said, it's clear this is not a Wu-Tang Clan album and they don't hide the distinctions in the titling and the pairing of MCs on the tracks. I don't suspect there will be a tour in support of the project, so it might come and go with today's shelf-life for music. Enjoy "People Say" and "If Time Is Money," which are my top picks from the LP, and hopefully we'll get a more official, more cohesive Wu project before things fall apart and there's no putting it back together.