RZA Explains Ghostface Killah & Raekwon Rock The Bells Absensces

Exclusive: RZA also details Wu-Tang Clan's technical difficulties from Rock The Bells 2013's opening weekend in San Bernardino, California.

Marred by technical difficulties and missing Wu-Tang Clan members, the 2013 Rock The Bells tour began on an uneven note. The technical issues that plagued last week’s Los Angeles, California (September 8) leg of the Hip Hop festival were not replicated in San Francisco, California this weekend (September 15). There were no visible sound complications during the highly anticipated Ol’ Dirty Bastard virtual performance in San Francisco, for instance, though Raekwon and Ghostface Killah were again absent from Wu-Tang’s headlining performance.

HipHopDX spoke with RZA following Wu-Tang’s San Francisco set. When asked for his thoughts on the difference between last week’s show in Los Angeles and this week’s Bay Area performance, the Wu member cited an improved “energy” amongst the group.

“Our DJ’s [DJ Allah Mathematics] computer blew up and shit,” RZA said during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “This week we didn’t have no technical difficulties and I think that this week, I felt the energy was better and the spirit was better.”

RZA also provided an explanation as to why Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have yet to perform with Wu-Tang Clan during the tenth anniversary of Rock The Bells.

“They’re bullshitting,” he said. “There’s no reason for them not to be here. But the beautiful thing is, ‘Okay, you’re not here, but guess what: we’re bringing the technology of [Ol’ Dirty Bastard] on your ass. [Laughs]’”

The Rock The Bells 2013 tour heads to Washington, DC and New York City in the coming weeks. For more information visit rockthebells.net.

RELATED: Rock The Bells 2013 Set To Continue In San Francisco

39 Comments

  • mississippihiphop.com

    as long as meth there wu is good

  • mississippihiphop.com

    keeping it real

  • B

    Rather show up for Rae and Ghost than the Wu without them, but this ain't the first time the Clan has had a bit of internal beef. A lot of star power on that roster, but they'll get it together again. That 20th anniversary album might end up a 25th instead though.

  • yoson

    if bone thugs showed up. Why cant they.... stupid. RZA getting paid anywayz

  • jimjim

    why dont you pay them whats due dirty had that sme promblem fuck you pay me

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  • Anonymous

    If GFK is not there due to money issues! RZA should fucking BOW down to GFK. Ghost is the ONLY WU member keeping the WU name alive! Name another WU member who has more than 5 SOLID albums? ..............NOPE, wrong GFK is the MOST consistent MC in Hip Hop. PERIOD!!! Pay dude!!

    • Anonymous

      Every Classic Ghost got Rza touched. Fuck GFK... RAE Ghost act like they need more bread than everyone else because they still got heat. As rza said fall in line!

    • El Negro

      How should GFK BOW down to the Rza when the Rza executive produced those albums and is the architect behind the Wu-Tang? He was the one who encouraged those cats to put their money behind something positive otherwise GFK would still have been selling crack and prolly dead! And Raekwan is one of the greatest MC's of all-time and Only Built For Cuban Linx is one of the five greatest CD's in Hip Hop history in my opinion it's even better than Illmatic but the guys is really an asshole. Just go listen to his interviews he come off like a jerk!

  • wsrefwg

    Rae and Ghost left a lot of fans disappointed and fuck RZA.. This nigga a faggot now.. Wouldn't go see Too Poetic while he was dying, makes shit beats now and shit movies

  • Big Bad 18th Street Gang, E'z up!

    RZA ain't shit now when it comes to hip hop music. This fool hasn't made a classic beat since "Triumph" dropped back in '97. Then again, 99% of the rappers nowadays and of the past that are still rapping ain't shit. One of the nicest joints I heard in the past 10 years (yes 10 years) is that "Drug Shit" by Action Bronson and "Get Away" by De La Soul. E'z up!

    • Anonymous

      CRAZY ASS?? THE WHOLE BOBBY DIGITAL ALBUMS (expect 3) BIRTH OF PRINCE CILVARINGZ - I KILL BILL 1 SOUND TRACK IRON FIST SOUND TRACK 8 DIAGRAMS DARK FANTASY (YEEZUS)

  • Jared

    Lame how it's always Rae and Ghost on some bull shit. If it is about money, which it always is, especially with Rae, keep that shit in house, and do your jobs!! If I want more money, power, or respect, I don't "not" show up to work. Keep your internal problems internal, don't penalize the consumer?? Unless you want to be a pussy about it!

  • Smokeone76

    They probably didn't show up because the hologram was of Young Dirty bastard no ODB. It looked like hell, It wasn't odb at all, it was his son. It was all YDB's movement and all that!

    • foreal

      i could understand if that is the reason. i am against this hologram concert BS. they were here before and now they are gone. let it be. if you did not get to see pac, ODB or Eazy E perform, sorry. I never did but a hologram will not make up for it. whats next and biggie and elvis tour?

  • Anonymous

    RZA a Money Machine... My Niggaz have had it with dude.

  • Anonymous

    RZA takes all the $

    • Anonymous

      what dollars??? Nigga there is 9 niggas - why should these fools get more than any other brother?? RZA gets bread coz he owns the LABEL - END OF.

  • Anonymous

    yes man rae and ghost missing is a sorry thing. you can make assumptions a you want why i guess they all have there reasons. the thing with RZA is, he outshined all of the WU and it seems that the weaker parts ofthe clan like ugod and deck have accepted that but not Rae and especialy not Ghost. whereas Ghost is even family related to RZA, doesn t he have seed with RZAs sister?

    • Anonymous

      Meth is still most popular outside the US .. and he is down! Why coz he accepts RZA as BOSS. GHOST on some "I started this too" - Rza "nah nigga where u when I doing all paper work??" Rae thinks he should get kore than Capadonna coz Cap is not an offical memeber. Ghost is pissed Meth brings Redman to every show... I'm with Rza on this yo.

    • Anonymous

      I don't think thats it, and he hasn't outshone them. Meth and ODB are probably the most popular, then probably Ghost and RZA. RZA does a lot, but i don't think the non-hiphop head would know.

  • Jahorse

    Shitty how a while back Rae was going off on RZA because he wasn't around to contribute to their album. Now he's the one fuckin off. At least RZA had his reasons for why he wasn't around for the album, doing his own thing, movies and shit. Man up Rae.

  • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

    EVEN THOUGH RZA ACKNOWLEDGED THEY BEEN FUCKING OVER THE FANS HE AINT FIRE THAT SNAKE ASS NIGGA BOB PERRY SO ITS STILL FUCK SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC DONT BUY NO SHIT FROM RZA, GHOST OR U-GOD NONE OF THAT NEW WU SHIT THEY WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY AND SHIT

    • Anonymous

      not these fags again

    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

      Bob Perry is a part owner so they couldnt just fire him like that. I know i won't be supporting them again unless they send me everything i ordered and paid for in april plus something extra to make up for this bullshit!!!

    • Anonymous

      Bob Perry does not have the responsibility of the copies anymore but he is in the A&R or some shit. But I agree as long as snake ass nigga Bob Perry is on Soul Temple....FUCK'EM

  • Anonymous

    Not looking good for the new album. Something's not right within the group. I'd be willing to bet that they're probably disgruntled over money issues and that's why they aren't there. Such a shame they can't get it together and lead like they should.

  • Chap

    Looks like there's tension - but Rae and Ghost should explain themselves.

  • kayaman

    I was at the LA RTB for both days and the Eazy-E "hologram" was not even good. The ODB was a little bit better but still looked a little weird when he was jumping up and down.

  • A

    I'd be really disappointed if I went Rock The Bells and they didn't show. Rae and Ghostface are my favorite part of Wu!

  • Anonymous

    That must have been a really big bummer for fans at those shows...

  • Anonymous

    ...A Better Tommorrow is never coming out is it

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