This past weekend Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) turned 20 years old. You would think the Clan would be in a celebratory mode, but not quite so. It may be a while before we get a new Wu-Tang album, to hear some group members tell it.
In a recent interview, RZA gave his side of the story.
“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 [sic] own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan [is] not working.”
Raekwon simply responded to RZA’s accusations with a couple tweets: “Yea i just read that rza article? S— is funny to me.” and “I love u rza, u know what it really is.”
This really shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to Wu fans as they’ll remember Rae and RZA had some creative disagreements over the direction of Wu-Tang’s last full-length offering 8 Diagrams in December 2007.