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Wu-Tang Clan Return With New Song, ‘Family Reunion’

Group samples classic from the O’Jays

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan performs in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

RZA of Wu-Tang Clan performs in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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It’s been a while, but Wu-Tang Clan are back with a new single off their upcoming new album. The group released “Family Reunion,” which samples the O’Jays’ soulful classic of the same name. The song, which premiered June 4th on Hot 97’s morning show, was released while the group is in the studio with RZA working on A Better Tomorrow, a new album marking their 20th anniversary. 

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In the song, Masta Killa sets a feel-good tone as he raps: “Aunt Cherry baked pies, surprise / Johnny showed up / You can tell from the smell in the air, something is rolled up / It’s love, peace and happiness with the joy of laughter / Cameras are flashing as the moments are being captured.” Method Man and Ghostface Killah are also featured on the track, on which they pay tribute to their fallen comrade Ol’ Dirty Bastard. 

This summer, the Staten Island collective are scheduled to play a number of performances including Bonnaroo later this month.


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