When a photo of Raekwon and Jay Z surfaced, heads spun at the thought of the two collaborating on wax. Rae’s album, Fly International Luxury Art, was released this week and that expected track is missing. The Chef chopped it up with AllHipHop CEO Chuck Creekmur and dished on why that song never came to life.
He said when Jay made an unexpected visit to the studio, the two emcees had great chemistry.
“I actually came to the studio, and they said, ‘Yo, he actually wasn’t going to be able to be there while you was doin’ it.’ I was like, ‘I know n—s who’s busy.’ But yo, he wound up coming to the session. We talked about life. We talked about real shit. Real n—a s–t, family.”
The Wu-Tang rep said he has only met Jay two or three times during his career but was still excited to do the song, entitled “Heaven.” But because Ghostface Killah couldn’t mesh his schedule with theirs, the song has not seen the light of day.
“I think he just had a vision to put Ghost and me on a track together,” Raekwon says. “I was able to do my part, but Ghost wasn’t available at the time…Next thing you know, he didn’t want to put it out because he didn’t have what he wanted. And I know I get like that too…No love lost on my side.”
Watch the interview below.