The first track lifted from A Better Tomorrow features guest R&B singer-songwriter Nathaniel on the hook who makes it clear the Wu is back. Longtime collaborator DJ Mathematics supplies the marching beat. Wu-Tang described the cut as "Classic 90s Mono Beat, infused with lyrical dart throwing content."
Method Man shouts out Kanye and Frankenstein's right-hand man, Igor, in the first verse, while also referencing Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy. Second in line is Inspectah Deck, who weaves some bi-lingual wordplays. Third up up is Cappadonna who offers up some gritty bars and GZA wrap things up with some astronomical-related couplets. Raekwon doesn't appear on the cut and tweeted "Keep dreaming" after the track appeared online, maybe as a nod to the title.
"Sloop John B" is a traditional West Indian folk song, and it was a huge hit for The Beach Boys in 1966. They tweaked the lyric, "This is the worst trip since I've been born" to "...I've ever been on" as a wink to acid culture.