Raekwon Speaks On Rumors He's Holding Up Wu-Tang Clan Album
(AllHipHop News) Wu-Tang Clan fans have been waiting for the group's reunion album A Better Tomorrow to drop for some time. While the certified Wu Twitter feed tweeted in January that the project was "coming soon," there has been a lot of discussion surrounding Raekwon being the reason the album is being held up.
Papa Wu publicly commented that it was Rae's issues over money that is stalling the completion of the album. RZA even stated he was willingly to move forward with A Better Tomorrow without verses from The Chef.
Raekwon stopped by The Breakfast Club to speak on Wu-Tang's A Better Tomorrow album and why he has yet to join back up with his brethren for the project.
"All I can say is it's business," says Rae. "First of all, you know that's the mothership. Never, ever gonna violate that, but at the same time it's 20 years later, and business gotta be done correctly."
I feel like it always be a lack of communication and respect as men, as people who built this thing together. It wasn't just one cat. He mastermind it, of course, and I love him for that, and I'm always loyal because he came and grabbed me out the street, but today being a 40-year-old man and having three seeds... whenever I'm on the dance floor it's business. It ain't no disrespect. Don't hit me with the brotherhood cause that's unconditional.
Rae also clears up that he has no problems with the Wu, but claims his concerns deal with the "business people" and "owners." Even as finances seem to be the roadblock at the moment, Raekwon does leave the door open to possibly settling his issues and appearing on the first Wu-Tang Clan album in seven years.
"I want to be happy. I want to do this album in harmony. I want to do it in the best way, because brothers already said that's the last joint," adds Raekwon.
Watch Raekwon's full Breakfast Club interview below.