Cappadonna Clamoring For Swizz Beatz, Diddy Production On New Wu-Tang Clan LP

Cappadonna says the forthcoming Wu-Tang Clan album is only about halfway done and that he'd like to see DJ Premier handle some production, too.

Cappadonna says the Wu-Tang Clan's forthcoming A Better Tomorrow album is only about halfway finished. He says he has ideas for how the rest of the material should be handled. "I feel like we need some more production, though," he says in an interview with VladTV. "I wanna reach out to some of my brothas, man. We don't got nothing on there from Swizz [Beatz]. I think RZA should only do half of that album and the rest should be like Swizz Beatz, Primo, even get one from Puffy, man, c'mon."

Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA has said that that A Better Tomorrow may arrive in November in order to coincide with the 20-year anniversary of the release of the group's debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Cappadonna says during his VladTV interview that the crew stopped working on its new album because of recent tours and shows, which included Hot 97's Summer Jam last month. Cappadonna says the group is recording in Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey. The group recorded its RZA-produced "Family Reunion" track at the Wu-Tang mansion in New Jersey.  

Regardless of when A Better Tomorrow arrives or who produces songs on it, Cappadonna says that the project is an important one for Rap. "You know we're like The Last Mohicans, right?" Cappadonna says. "It ain't gonna be no more of this no more. Everybody tried. Even Nas tried to bring it back. Hip Hop, the way we knew it, is no longer ever going to be like that again, G. We've gotta just keep doing what we're doing right now and try to keep the foundation of it alive at least."

In addition to his work with the Wu-Tang Clan, Cappadonna says he is working on the follow-up to his debut album, 1998's The Pillage, as well as promoting his new double album, Eyrth, Wynd, And Fyre. He says that his forthcoming project will be eclectic and that it needs to be. 

"Anything we want to hear new," Cappadonna says, "we're going to have to push as a conglomerate to make that stick and make it a stronghold in Hip Hop right now or else there ain't gonna be no other sound but that South sound." 

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76 Comments

  • Anonymous

    this guy wnats a beat from puffy come on

  • Anonymous

    this nigga is like 60 years old. gtfo Grandpa-Wu.

  • Anonymous

    Mathematics, 4th Disciple and Tru Master are more important to the sound of the wu than any other producers. They need to be involved. 1 or 2 Premo beats and one from MF DOOM would be dope.

  • Anonymous

    Put the PCP down Cappa. A beat from Puffy?! That is a fucking disgusting idea!

  • fortydogg

    rza and all wu's in house producers and thats all...if they use outside havoc,alchemist,premier,pete rock,large pro,dj scratch,erick sermon....cappa's got sum ill trackz on his double album, so do masta klla, u-god got one bought 2 drop....wutang 4eva

  • Anonymous

    Wu is a classic group cause they did everything themselves which makes Rza one of the greatest producer of all time.. He hasn't been the same production wise though but he needs help from cats like MAthematics and Bronze Nazereth to bring that old wu feeling back, but add some new touches like that orchestra they had at Coachella to make a bigger sound.. And maybe only get Rick Rueben to help out as well

  • Doubl Negative

    As much as it pains me to say this, some of best people behind the boards at the moment are white boys. Statik Selectah, Alchemist, Marco Polo, dude fuckin' with Bam on Saab Stories, these cats are white, but the hip-hop they're making is just as authentic as any normal producer. I'd be super stoked if the Premo collaboration came to fruition though.

  • Anonymous

    wu nigguz iz ol, time fo dat #NEWSHIT

    • 614grind

      That's all that's out now. Time for the follow the leader new niggas to take a water break. Let the original sound cats run for a minute.

  • Anonymous

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! PLS US WU HEADS DO NOT WANT ANY PRODUCTION FROM NO DAMN SWIZZ BEATS OR PUFFY. NOTHING AGAINST THEM CATS, BUT ON A WU RECORD, NAH MAN!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    In related news, Wu fans are clamoring for Cappadonna to be on one song, at the very most. FOH

  • HHp

    Puffy, meh Swizz, hell no Premier, dope 100% RZA beats, because it's WU Tang Premier behind the turntables would be nice But it has to represent that good ol Wu Tang-vibe

  • Capn Krunch

    The single will have this irrelevant old lame rapping over a loop of the theme song from the sitcom Taxi with a tired ass boom bap breakbeat thrown behind it

  • Don Pasquale

    Album should be called The Crazy Taxi LP

  • Capn Krunch

    Cappadonna to release new album....and no surprise at all, zero fucks were given

  • Anonymous

    i hope this nigga trollin. nah..we don't need a diddy beat at all, and as much as swizz is dope, he's not consistent enough to be on this shit. he's right w/ primo though. i wouldn't mind some other street hop, hardcore producers drop some wu beats. OB4CLII did it right in that way

  • xSINISTR0x

    One of the worst members in the clan having a say on production? nigga you had two hot verses and ruined the rest of the tracks ur on (triumph) and you think you have a say?!? and of all people you praise, you praise swizzz beats commercial ass and DIDDY?!!? after what that nigga did to Mefs album?!?! fuck outta here an go join another group....what the WU need is to get submissions from outside producers who are fans of wu-tang, go on youtube and search "Wu-Tang style Beat" or "Boombap type Beat"...i found a producer on there called KickBack that wud shit on RZA nowadays...all we need are those old school samples, kung fu movie samples, clicks an pops from vinyl record samples, snares with heavy reverb, and boombap bass, an you got a wutang beat

  • da commanda

    HELL NO!!!! CAP, I LOVE YOU BROTHA, BUT GTFOH!!! RZA, 4TH DISCIPLE, MATHEMATICS, BRONZE NAZARETH, ETC....Keep it WU!!!

  • 110007

    http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSect_4leah79qYP_FqEsejHSZXQKkarLOO25-TyQpd8AQAUN-X9w

  • YEBO

    DIDDY IS A LEGEND SINCE HE MADE BIGGIE FAMOUS!!!

  • Drake runs rap

    1) Drake is the face of rap. If not list nsmes that are hotter than drake is right now all you haters can't. 2) Drake has the most number 1 hits in hiphop on billboards in only 4 years in the game. This is a fact look it up 3) Drakes tours are the highest grossing look it up if your in denial. 4) Every song drake drop gets the most views again look it up. All you haters claim i lie when i state facts instead of your shitty opinions drake runs rap its fact!

    • JZA

      None of those 'facts' (the 1st point is not a fact) mean shit. Sales do not equal skill. As Immortal Tech said, "even if you go platinum, it's got nothing to do with luck; it just means that a million people are stupid as fuck"

  • Drake runs rap

    *wutang irrelevent for ever

  • sonny rene

    Swizz Beatz and Diddy? WTF IS CAPPADONNA THINKING? fuck that shit, I wouldn't be against getting maybe one Premo beat and have all the clan members rhyming over it but besides that I want all RZA beats.

  • Burt Bondi

    Swizz? Puffy?! Cmon Cappa.. yeah might as well have some Mike Will, Diplo, T-Minus while you're at it.. Dont need to be all Rza (rather it not be actually), or even all in the Wu fam, but at least stick to producers who fit the Wu sound, like Rae did with Cuban Linx 2.

  • Anonymous

    STFU Cappa and get your bum ass back in the cab... I need to be at Kennedy by midnight so step on it you fucking mush mouth has been.

    • Anonymous

      LMAO one of the best comebacks i've seen on this bitch

    • Anonymous

      ^ LOL. first anon lost.

    • Anonymous

      There's a Manhattan to JFK flat rate for $52 plus tolls so you better be in BK or Shaolin because deep Queens & The Bronx gonna run more. Since we all know you wouldn't say that in his face in the cab, I figure I show you how much of a fail your comment was, especially when Cap can get a return fare with ease.

  • Anonymous

    old washed up niggaz need to lay down the mic and find a job at footlocker. 97 was a long ass time ago niggaz.

  • Crackerlack

    The only Wu album people are waiting for is the one produced by Cilvaringz that has reach over 250.000 views and 2500 replies on the Wu-tang Corp website forum. Features the entire Clan and is supposed to be incredible and took over 6 years to make in secret apparently.

  • AWAKE IN THE MATRIX

    ok why not have all wu cats work on it like bronze nazareth,allah mathmatics,tru master, 4 disciple and even Adrian Younge including rza so it can sound like a true wu tang album no outside dudes unless you can dig up pete rock, preme or madlib people that know how make an wu beat im jus sayin forget all this swizz and diddy talk fa real

  • Shone Jones

    RZA needs to entertain the thought of bringing in some outside collaborators because he can make some terrible joints these days.

  • Anonymous

    we wanna here that 2013 Wu-Trap shit

  • Anonymous

    cappdonna = most unsung wu hero! P.s leave swiss off the album. diddy production as long as he does say "take that" at the start of the song....

  • zivaldo

    The whole Wu camp should smack Cappa for such a suggestion.

  • jus10 (continued)

    Premier might deliver some niceness, but Swizz and Diddy is a no-no

  • jus10

    NO. NO. NO. I got love for Capp's music, but this is the worst idea ever!

  • The_Swag_Daddy

    ""Regardless of when A Better Tomorrow arrives or who produces songs on it, Cappadonna says that the project is an important one for Rap. "You know we're like The Last Mohicans, right?" Cappadonna says. "It ain't gonna be no more of this no more. Everybody tried. Even Nas tried to bring it back. Hip Hop, the way we knew it, is no longer ever going to be like that again, G. We've gotta just keep doing what we're doing right now and try to keep the foundation of it alive at least."" Ever heard of Joey Bada$$ and The Pro Era Crew, they're bringing back real Hip-Hop in a major way?

  • The_Swag_Daddy

    A proper Wu-Tang Clan Reunion Album would have RZA handling all the production credits. Why would you want anyone else on the boards anyways? RZA has for years and still is one of the hottest producers in the game.

    • Anonymous

      wu elements.4th disciple, truemaster etc but RZA don't need to actually produce on the album a'la 12 reasons to die with GFK... RZA alreadly got like 7 classics albums... he has nothing to prove.

  • Anonymous

    they should get harry farud to produce the album

    • Anonymous

      Farud is utter dogshit though admittedly, compared to that other fucking no talent, Statik Selektah, Farud is... skinny?

    • Anonymous

      Harry aint wack.... but for Wu? GTFOH

    • Datroof

      Harry Fraud is a fucking wack producer. Take a sample put some boring souless faux 808 south styled drum programming behind it, done! GTFOH!

  • Anonymous

    hopefully he wont release it on soul temple records! i ordered 12 reason to die deluxe pac and shaolin soul selection vol 1 on april 5 and still havent gotten a thing in the mail, a response to my numerous emails or even a refund. fucking scam artists over at soul temple records!!!

    • Anonymous

      they wont even give me an excuse! sent 5 emails never got 1 reply! had to call my credit card company to ask for a refund since this shit doesnt even exist

    • FUCK SOUL TEMPLE

      Fuck no it aint propaganda i preordered my 12rtd and still haven't gotten anything but bad excuses from soul temple FUCK BOB PERRY

    • Anonymous

      its not propaganda! i sent them 95 bucks and havent got a fucking thing to show for it 3 months later. they wont even reply to my emails!!!

    • Anonymous

      ghost personally called me to fly me over to the wu-mansion to fuck hot bitches together to make up for order. he even gave me 3 copies of the disc while there. #WUTANGFOREVER

    • Anonymous

      ^ at the OP.... stop spreading that propganda bruh.... I got my order in 3 days.... work HARDER troll!!!

    • Anonymous

      they already announced it will be on soul temple

  • Me

    Unless they are putting a remix of winter warz on this new one they can just leave cappadonna off that album.

    • HHp

      @ Anon But still, Killah Priest >> Cappa

    • xSINISTR0x

      no way in hell the pillage was classic an no way in hell cappadonna is better then U-God...cappadonna had two hot verses and thats it, U-God always stayed consistent wit his verses, never really fell off, cappadonna started off wack

    • Anonymous

      So where does the pillage rate in the wu solo projects?

    • Anonymous

      cappa has got classic verses on all the Wu albums he was on. the guy is good, stop hating

    • Anonymous

      Fuck u. Ever heard of the "The Pillage" - fucking classic album... CAPPA is the 10th memeber of the clan. CAPPA > Ugod and Masta Killah

  • Anonymous

    wu tang forever

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