Raekwon recently announced that he plans on being featured on Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever” remix.
“I ain’t get a chance to bust my joint off yet, but I talked to Drake and we’re gonna get to it,” Raekwon said in an interview with MTV. “It just was like, we was on the road. Things was happening so quick. Some brothers were able to go in there and smash out, and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get there yet, but it’s gonna happen though.”
Raekwon also addressed his stance on Drake’s song title, which has been criticized by some, including Inspectah Deck, because the song is not a tribute to the group despite being named after the Clan’s acclaimed 1997 double-album, Wu-Tang Forever.
“At the end of the day, regardless of what, we were mentioned in a great way,” Raekwon said. “He named the title of his song after brothers, so however you did it, at the end of the day, it’s still love. It’s still respect there. I still thought the record was a great record, regardless of what. It ain’t nothin’ rude about the record, nothin’ disrespectful. It’s all love. Hey, I’m for it.”
Drake also uses one of Raekwon’s “It’s Yourz” lines in a verse from his song “Wu-Tang Forever.”
Raekwon’s interview can be viewed below.
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As reported by HipHopDX in September, Inspectah Deck disagreed with Drake’s song title. Deck also said that he would not appear on the track’s remix.
“I don’t even know how to take it, my brother,” Deck said in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. “I just felt it don’t need to be ‘Wu-Tang Forever.’ It should be called ‘It’s Yourz,’ if that’s the case. That’s what the hook seems to be. That’s what the main basis of the rhyme seems to be. So you can call it ‘It’s Yourz’ and it would have the same impact. But to call it Wu Tang Forever’…unless the song is about the Clan like that, then it’s cool. I’m like, ‘Yo, if there’s a remix coming out, it got brothers on it and you just wanted to leak this one first and then come back with the Clan in that strategy, that’s not the understanding that brothers had in the beginning.”