Raekwon On New Wu-Tang Album: 'It's Not the Same Without ODB'
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.25.2014
Rapper talks about the upcoming album, his feud with RZA and more...
Raekwon spoke with NME about Wu-Tang Clan's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow, which he says still doesn't have a release date set. Check out some highlights of the interview:
On his fallout with RZA over the album: "Me and RZA we had to take care of some business and now we're a little bit more comfortable than before, there's a lot more clarity, there's respect going on in terms of doing business with each other. My issue has never been with playing, we're brothers you know, we're always going to fuss and fight. It's 20 years later now, we have children, we have family, we have people who count on us to do things as business partners, and that's all I wanted. All I wanted was to be comfortable. Now, everything is being taken care of in the greatest way. I'm confident, I'm happy and everybody is excited too."
On his the financial problems between him and RZA: "We're brothers. But because we're brothers don't mean that we can do anything to each other. It's important that we all understand our value, our worth, understand the hard work that we've been putting in. I've got to make money, to feed my family. I got a five year old, a 11 year old and a 19 year old, so I got to make sure when I'm out here working, that they don't feel like Daddy's not doing what he's supposed to do."
On future Wu-Tang albums: "Now it's about getting back in the game and really making that album that everyone wants to hear from Wu Tang Clan. When you think of a band that's been in the business for over 20 years, who have had a great relevance in the business, it's only right that we give a solid album. At the end of the day, I want to be passionate, like when I was in '93 when the first album came out. I want to be able to go into the next album with the same energy; RZA wants to call it A Better Tomorrow. If it were up to me I'd call it Wu World Order because we have been through so much but that's just my opinion. For me, it's not really the same because we got a brother in heaven, who ain't here to state his opinion, to get involved in the greatest way."