Any unearthed Wu Tang material is a good thing here at FACT towers, so we’re pretty excited about this mixtape by long-time Wu affiliate Mathematics.
The follow-up to 2007’s Wu Tang & Friends – Unreleased, this year’s Return of the Wu & Friends features sixteen tracks, compiled from Wu Tang songs recorded during the group’s 2000-2008 period. Some are new remixes, others are exclusive vocal cuts from the period.
Most are produced by Mathematics, who is the group’s official DJ as well as an in-house producer – he’s contributed to group albums The W and 8 Diagrams as well as Ghostface’s Supreme Clientele, Method Man and Redman’s Blackout! and more.
Return of the Wu will be released later this month via Gold Dust and Nature Sounds. You can download ‘Early Grave’ right now over at RCRD LBL.
1. Clap 2010 (Exclusive Mix) (feat. Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man & U-God)
2. Respect 2010 (Exclusive Mix) (feat. Wu-Tang Clan)
3. It’s What It Is (feat. Masta Killa, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah)
4. Strawberries & Cream (feat. Inspectah Deck, RZA & Ghostface Killah)
5. Station ID Break (Exclusive Mix) (feat. GZA)
6. All Flowers (Exclusive Mix) (feat. Raekwon, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Ica Da Don & Inspectah Deck)
7. John 3:16 (feat. Method Man)
8. Treez (feat. Raekwon)
9. What It Is (feat. RZA, Streetlife & Buddah Bless)
10. Iron God Chamber (feat. Masta Killa, RZA & Method Man)
11. Real Nillaz (feat. Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, Buddah Bless, Raekwon & Eyes Low)
12. Rush (feat. Method Man & GZA)
13. Da Way We Were (feat. Mathematics)
14. Early Grave (Exclusive Mix) (feat. Ol Dirty Bastard & Bad Luck)
15. Keep Pace (Exclusive Mix) (feat. Wu-Tang Clan)
16. Spotlite (Original Mix) (feat. Wu-Tang Clan)