“Wu Tang Forever” by Logic (featuring Wu-Tang Clan)
“Wu Tang Forever” is a song by American rapper and singer Logic. The track features the appearances of all members of the highly influential American hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. The only member of the group who wasn’t featured in this song is Ol’ Dirty Bastard who tragically died of a drug overdose in 2004.
The song is Logic’s way of paying tribute to one of his favorite rap groups of all time – the Wu-Tang Clan. It should be mentioned that the group influenced Logic greatly at the start of his career. He therefore uses this track to honor them. In the song’s first verse (which is handled by Logic), he starts by saying “Wu-Tang forever”. He goes on to give a shoutout to the deceased Clan member O.D.B. (Ol’ Dirty Bastard).
Aside his praise for the legendary rap group, he also shares his disdain for mumble rap with the memorable line below.
“F**k a mumble rap, that s**t won’t never be remembered”
He ends his verse by calling himself “the God” and “the don”. Thereafter, the rest of the verses are handled by Logic’s heroes – the Wu-Tang Clan. Each member of the group handles a verse and drops lines about how cool they are.
Facts about “Wu Tang Forever”
- 13 songwriters are credited as writers on this track, including Logic and all the surviving members of Wu-Tang Clan who appeared on it.
- Producer 6ix (who co-wrote the track) handled its production alongside Naz.
- The song’s official release date was on 28th September, 2018. It is the sixth track from Logic’s fourth studio album Young Sinatra IV (YSIV).
- Officially, the song doesn’t feature Wu-Tang Clan; it features each member. It’s officially therefore something like this: Logic (featuring GZA, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Masta Killa, RZA, Method Man, Cappadonna, Inspectah Deck and Raekwon).
- This track is Wu-Tang Clan’s first song to be released in 2018. The last time the group released original material was in 2017.
- This track isn’t the first song to bear the title “Wu Tang Forever”. In 2013, Drake also released a song with the same title.
Are there any samples on “Wu Tang Forever”?
No. However, it interpolates the 1993 song “Rebirth of Slick” by the Grammy Award-winning hip hop group Digable Planets.
Is this the first time Logic and Wu-Tang Clan have worked together?
Yes. How Logic was able to bring together all living members of Wu-Tang Clan to appear on the track greatly amazed many in the industry. And considering the fact that the Clan wasn’t very active in 2018, in one way or another, Logic reunited them with the collaboration.