12/14/2016 by Dan Rys Billboard
There is magic whenever any members of the Wu-Tang Clan join forces on a track. Today, as part of the Adult Swim Singles Program, Wu-Tang’s Masta Killa recruits fellow Shaolin swordsman Method Man and frequent Wu collaborator Redman for a new single, “Therapy.”
With a steady piano-centered uptempo beat provided by PF Cuttin, Masta Killa, Mef and the Funk Doc cut right to the chase, with MK dropping the thesis statement in his first bar: “Yo, I gotta be around this music / It’s therapeutic,” echoed by Method Man with his impeccable flow in the opening of his second verse as well before Redman comes through with some typically funny and quotable bars of his own.
“Therapy” is the first single off Masta Killa’s forthcoming new album, Loyalty Is Royalty, which is due out on Nature Sounds, and he had some praise for Adult Swim for helping promote the track. “Adult Swim is always crazy; they give it to you raw, straight no chaser and that’s what this music stands for,” he told Billboard in an email. “There needs to be more major outlets for music in its raw form where it doesn’t have to be watered down or politically correct. Big respect to Adult Swim for that.”
Check out the new track “Therapy” below.