We found out just yesterday that Raekwon won't be on Wu-Tang Clan's 20th anniversary album A Better tomorrow because...well, no one is really sure why other than maybe "creative differences," according to RZA. It seems like Raekwon has a better idea as to why though, which he outlined in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. He criticised RZA's leadership of the group and said he's "on strike" from taking part in the A Better Tomorrow recording process until things get better. From what it looks like, it doesn't affect the recording of Once Upon A Time in Shaolin, though, so at least we have that.

He went on to say that "RZA’s the type of dude where, in the 90s, he ruled," adding "Now it’s a new day. You’re not attached no more. It’s like being a coach and you won rings back in the day, but now your team is in ninth place. It’s time for a new fucking game plan." Not all is well in the land of Wu-Tang. He also isn't pleased with the first single, 'Keep Watch':

"I hate it. I hate it. I don’t hate shit, but I hate that fuckin’ record. It ain’t the gunpowder that my brother is spitting; it’s the production. And I ain’t shitting on the producer because he’s one of our soldiers. But if it ain’t where it need to be… It’s 20 years later. We talkin 'bout a whole new generation is sitting here representin' and making fiery shit and you telling me that we comin out with some mediocre shit? That ain’t part of our plan."

There's also a contractual dispute:

"It’s the same as being an athlete. I don’t give a fuck if it’s Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant. They will not touch the floor if their managers or lawyers are saying, "Listen, shit ain’t right." So therefore, I’m in a limbo situation. So yeah, you’re right. I am on strike. It ain’t the fact that I don’t want to be there. Because of course I want to be there. But if we’re there, we gotta do the best everything. We gotta work 10 times harder, because that’s what I’m signing in for. I’m not about listening to somebody that’s not an artist telling me what the fuck they think is hot. "

He also provides a wonderful analogy as to what the chances are of him appearing on A Better Tomorrow:

"We at a two right now. It’s like climbing up a fuckin' mountain if you got on slippers."

Not all is well in the land of Wu-Tang.