Drake Passed on the Wu-Tang Clan Verses for His Remix

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 10.07.14 in News

So the Wu-Tang Clan write a few verses to add to one of your remixes and what do you do? If you’re Drake, you take a pass.

Now that A Better Tomorrow has been given a release date and actually seems to be happening, Wu-Tang are out in full force. Last year, Raekwon spoke with MTV regarding Drake’s track “Wu-Tang Forever,” and claimed that a remix was definitely on its way. (Method Man apparently wrote some material, but then decided to scrape the ideas himself.) However, it’s a year later and we’ve yet to see the efforts of this collaboration.

Recently, in another MTV interview, the group explained why the idea never came to fruition, and it wasn’t for their lack of trying. Apparently Drake didn’t like what they were putting down.

“We were in Europe on tour, so everybody’s qi, energy, wasn’t 100% up to par,” said RZA, by way of explanation.

U-God stepped in to offer some additional insight as well. He believes that Drake just had different expectations regarding the song’s lyrics, not to mention the time constraints. U-God told MTV, “I was rhyming about some hardcore shit, he wanted me to talk about some bitches. I mean, women and stuff. No lie, I probably had about six hours to write this thing. At the time, I wasn’t feeling woman-y — I was feeling hard as nails… the subject matter didn’t really mesh.”

Despite the fact that Drake decided to skip the remix, there doesn’t seem to be any hard feelings. Ghostface Killah even took time to note his respect for Drizzy.

“He wanted me and [Raekwon] to go in [to the studio], but for whatever reason that never happened… I like him because he pay homage, but at the end of the day he know how to rhyme. He’s not weak,” Ghostface said.

But still. If the Wu-Tang Clan write lyrics for your remix, shouldn’t they be put to good use? Drake should probably rethink this situation.

Watch the interview below: