Published Oct 04, 2007As the anticipation for Wu-Tang's 8 Diagrams is building steadily, Loud.com has given fans an exclusive peek at the track everyone's talking about (though with an attached announcement about its exclusivity and a hundred or so "L-L-L-Loud.com" whispers, which is rather unpleasant and distracting). The hype behind "The Heart Gently Weeps," is that it is the first official song to ever sample the Beatles legally, but according to the Wu, that ain't so much the case. On the band's MySpace blog, they've made a statement denying they actually sampled the Fab Four. It reads:
"We DID NOT sample the Beatles, i repeat, we DID NOT sample the Beatles, rather we did an INTERPOLATION of the classic George Harrison composition 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.' In a historic collaboration, Dhani Harrison, son of George, through his friendship with the RZA, played guitar on the song and he himself helped secure the REUSE LICENSE. Also appearing on the song are John Frusciante, guitar player for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Erykah Badu singing the chorus. To satisfy everyone's curiosity, the song will be streamed exclusively on loud.com tonight. It will be the first single and video from the forthcoming album '8 Diagrams' in stores December 4.
Thanks again to Dhani Harrison and the Harrison Estate for helping us make history."
8 Diagrams is scheduled for release on November 13.
Wu-Tang Clan "The Heart Gently Weeps (Download)*
*Thanks to Pitchfork for bypassing the torment of visiting Loud.com and giving a straight link to the download. Hallelujah.