"Raekwon is delaying the new Wu-Tang album," claims RZA
What's up, Wu Tang Clan? With Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) celebrating its 20th anniversary, something is putting a downer on the celebrations...
Despite the release of the anniversary track 'The Family Reunion', talking to Grantland the Clan's leader RZA makes it quite clear that things among the band members aren't exactly fine: "I kept trying to pull people together. I spent a lot of money and a lot of time this year. I put my movie career on hold for the first half of the year because I was focusing on making this," the rapper said.
"I invested thousands of dollars to rebuild it so that we can have a place to record a new album. And when I scheduled that to happen, only a few good brothers showed up. And one of the guys who showed up the most was Method Man. He showed the most tenacity, he was the most vocal, he showed up the most, and he got the most lyrics on the new album. He's already recorded eight or nine songs. He's been on it. You know, I give Cappadonna credit, he's been really on it. U-God has been present. Masta Killa be representing. Inspectah Deck has been somewhat present. Ghost has been, you know, 20 percent present. And Raekwon hasn't shown up at all. When you look at somebody like Masta Killa and U-God, they seem to have that original hunger to complete the legacy. I respect that everybody [is] busy with they own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan not working."
Useless to say, Raekwon wasn't too pleased to read that line, replying to his band fellow on twitter with "Yea i just read that rza article? Shit is funny to me. I love u rza, u know what it really is." [via FACT]
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