RZA Says Raekwon Won’t Be on New Wu-Tang Clan Album

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 04.16.14 in News

A Better Tomorrow, the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album RZA built up as a return-to-form for the group will reportedly be missing one member: Raekwon. According to an interview with Vlad TV, RZA confirmed his absence and added, “I haven’t had a chance to really talk to him about why not. All I see is the press going back and forth. But I would say that maybe creatively we on different paths. I’m creatively different than I was in the ’90s.”

“I would be the first one to say that we cannot leave everything in RZA’s hand no more,” Raekwon told Grantland recently. “He has done his job to the greatest of his ability when we were younger, but now every man plays an imperative role in this situation. His plan was to do a more humble album. We was like, ‘Nah. You can’t do that with the hardest group in the game.’”

The rapper also said the record’s lead single (“Family Reunion”) caused some rifts in the group. “It’s like getting the United Nations to all agree on one fucking thing,” he explained. “Italy ain’t having it. Japan is on some shit. You know what I mean? Now, here it is, the 20-year anniversary that’s so decoratedly respected that we might not even be on time for this shit.”

Presenting the song in question…