RZA: Raekwon Has List Of Demands For Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"

RZA sends a message to his fellow Wu-Tang Clan members, says they should stop taking what the media reports for face value.

During an appearance on Hot 97, Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA made it clear that lack of communication is one of the factors that has contributed to fellow Wu-Tang spitter Raekwon being absent in the creation of the group’s next studio album as well as the back-and-forth that has taken place between the two artists over the past few weeks.

When Hot 97 personality Ebro Darden spoke on clashing with his co-workers for the greater good, RZA revealed that it’s a similar situation between himself and Raekwon, only they aren’t able to interact on a daily or even weekly basis.

“We can call it arguing or we can call it building. But also sometimes—You guys may get a chance to come together every day or every week and communicate and work it out,” RZA said. “What we’re not doing though as brothers and as business brothers is [putting] time together. So, I gotta read about how he feels. He gotta read about how I feel…I try to make myself as available as I can. I will not deny I’m a busy man. I can’t deny that.”

RZA spoke further on his situation with Rae and informed listeners that an interview that was published by Rolling Stone may have created a misunderstanding between the two. He also added that he has spoken to Raekwon recently and received a list of demands they’re currently working on.

“I wanna clear one thing up on the Raekwon thing because the newest article in Rolling Stone, Raekwon says that I’m a bold-face liar, right? Which I’m far from,” RZA said. “I don’t need to lie. Okay, I’m a grown man…But what happened was I did an interview a few weeks ago that just came out later. And I guess when it came out he read it then, but I spoke to Raekwon about eight days ago. But the interview was probably 14 or 16 days ago. So, he says in his interview ‘RZA’s a liar. He spoke to me.’ No, when I did the interview brother I didn’t speak [to you]. I hadn’t spoken to him in six months before that. Until recently. Last time I saw that brother was on tour in the summer. So, we didn’t get a chance to chop up the ideas of what I’m trying to do.

“But then we did speak a few days ago,” he added. “About six, seven days ago. And he gave me his demands. Which we presented to the company. Like ‘Yo, this is his demands.’ If they can be reached they can be reached. It they can’t they can’t. And if they can’t then we gotta reevaluate what we’re gonna do. But it was no lying there. And the only thing I would say is that I would respect if—like when I read something that Rae say I don’t really take it as if he said it cause he didn’t say it to me. I don’t know what these writers write…So, I wanted to say to all our Wu brothers that we should never take this press and media on face value. We can easily reach out to each other and get the facts. Don’t read the facts. Hear it right from the source.”

During an interview with Grantland last year, RZA revealed that Raekwon had been the most inactive when it concerned putting in studio time for Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming album, A Better Tomorrow. In the time since that interview, both RZA and Raekwon have remained vocal about the project and their contributions to it, or lack of.

Most recently, RZA cited creative differences as one possible reason why Raekwon hasn’t lent his assistance for A Better Tomorrow.

“Raekwon has not been participating with that particular record,” the rapper said during an interview with Vlad TV published this month. “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.”

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55 Comments

  • Lothario

    At this point the resentment and spite will poison the project no matter what. It'll be like cooking a meal that you wouldn't even eat.

  • Wun

    Raekwon is not bigger than the group on any level. I am coping that 20 year joint with or without the nigga.

  • Raekwon

    Chef'll shine like marble, rhyme remarkable Real niggaz raise up, spend your money, argue But this time is for the uninvited Go head and rhyme to it, big nigga mics is gettin fired

  • Anonymous

    Killa Priest can rap circles around Raekwon, RZA should kick him out and throw Killa in

  • R1cka1me1da

    the thing is..rae is right...this isnt publicity for him, all he wants is to give the fans what they want, and thats Wutang clan aint nuttin to FUCK wit, not some Heart gently weeps shit or Family reunion shit...What would ODB do? Heart gently weeps or Brooklyn Zoo?

    • R.Pgh

      Heart Gently Weeps was ill as fuck. OBD wouldn't do that song because it doesn't fit his style, but it fit Meth's and Rae's flow perfectly.

  • 7 Reasons why RZA doesn't owe YOU or anyone else JACK SHIT

    1. Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers 2. Tical 3. Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version 4. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 5. Liquid Swords 6. Ironman 7. Wu-Tang Forever

    • Anonymous

      Yeah everyone should just take their losses like men which likely adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars

    • COME_ON_SON

      Dude U Still Cryin Bout The Stuff U Never Got? Oh The RZA is This They That.. NEWS FLASH ITS OLD TAKE YA LOSE LIKE A MAN!!!!!

    • 1 reasons why RZA owes me $100

      1. I pre-ordered Ghostface's 12 Reason To Die Deluxe package as well as RZA's Soul Selections Vol 1 3LP back in March 2013 from RZA's new label Soul Temple Music and never got jack shit after dozens of attempts to get in contact with them and numerous promises over the last year.

  • Anonymous

    lol niggaz might just obey the RZA and shut the fuck up, since he owns the group and everybody in it

  • Johnny

    It seems like Raekwon is starting drama to make publicity for FILA.

  • Raekwon

    Aiyyo that's amazing, gun in your mouth talk, verbal foul hawk Connect thoughts to make my man child walk Swift notarizer, Wu-Tang, all up in the high-riser New York Yank visor world tranquilizer Just a dosage, delegate my Clan with explosives While my pen blow lines ferocious Mediterranean, see y'all, the number one draft pick Tear down the beat God, then delegate the God to see God The swift chancellor, flex the white gold tarantula Track truck diesel, play the weed God substantiala Max mostly, undivided then slide in sickening Guaranteed made em jump like Rod Strickland

  • Raekwon

    ^see that fire right there. that's what you need right there yo.

  • Anonymous

    These are the same niggazz talking about a million dollar album...smh

  • U-God

    I'll lay some verses

    • RZA

      LOL shut up you wack nikka, only reason why u in the group is because Killah Priest couldn't show up to sign a contract

  • drake runs rap

    isnt it funny how in 3 years drake has become more sucessfull than all of the putang clan combined through out their whole careers. Drake runs this rap shit and these hasbins are all irrelevant.

    • Anonymous

      Yea I agree the first comment, he made a song called Wu-tang Forever and sampled It's Yourz. I do not think you cannot get any worse than that for you.

    • Anon

      You Aubrey troll... Drake has Chris Brown's hand me down bitch, while Jigga has Beyonce. Drake is a simp, and will never be a legend like the Wu.

    • Anonymous

      meanwhile Aubrey is making love songs called Wu-Tang Forever on his latest weed plate.

  • Anonymous

    How can you value one brother more than another? You can't. RZA knows he needs Rae, Rae make it happen, for the unit.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, that is why RZA is not putting him on blast. There is a difference between what you say and how you feel. It is the same thing with athletes.

  • RAEKWON

    Gimme 3 mill and I'll lay a few verses for the joint

  • J dirty

    If they cant just make the album without all the bullshit...they shouldnt make another album.

    • Agree,If there's no love what's the point

      Nobody really wants to hear a group record if they're not united and it's just for money, if it's supposed to be a 20 yr celebration it doesn't really sound that fun

  • Raekwon

    but yo, the album soundin corny so far. bring in some other producers and it might work out.

    • Anonymous

      https://soundcloud.com/gtownmusic/doin-numbers-by-steeze-loueeze wrong link!

    • Anonymous

      I agree with you!!! you should really check out G-TOWNS new artist though. His name is Steeze Loueeze and he has a hot new song out!!! http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/singles/id.27135/title.Far+East+Movement+f.+ScHoolboy+Q-The+Illest

  • W-Tang Forever Cali

    RZA still got dick in his ass again, that hollywood dick all in him. He knows he can work out the problem. Stop trying to use the company as a way not to get this done. People are going deal with a W-Tang album without one of the best lyricist in the group. He has one of the best albums in hip hop history. So work whatever the issue is out and get it done. He does have more value than alot of the other clan members, he has seen success solo wise.

    • Anonymous

      So have Meth and Ghost bruh, matter of fact they both got more plaques than rae if you wanna start counting numbers.

  • Anonymous

    Cheese doodle stained fat fuck should quit, release Lex Diamond II and see what happens... ICEWATER!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow, so this is how niggaz act now? Running to the nearest radio station to talk down on each other instead of doing it the proper way? Smarten up, RZA, just man up already and talk the shit out privately with the rest of the group, you're just feeding the blogs with all this public blasting of Raekwon

  • U-God

    You might as well walk into the wall and bang your head.

  • triPAUD

    RZAs right about that communication shit. they shouldn't be doing it through interviews and shit.

  • Go get ur fuckin shinebox

    I cant watch hot97 video if that fuck-boy Ebro is talking didn't they fire that annoying cunt. Shut the fuck up and stay in the back I have never heard anyone say they liked or could even tolerate that fake fuck

  • Anonymous

    Just drop Rae from the group, dude has become the Terrell Owens of Wu Tang, great player but his negative attitude coupled with running to the media and crying all the time is becoming poisonous to the group. Dude has been whining publicly for ever since the last album, how much you gonna put up with?? Just boot his ass

    • Anonymous

      Whoa, do not go that far I am an Eagles fan and watched him to sit ups outside his NJ home during the his time. Hahaha but that was good.

  • DG

    Trying to produce a good album without being in the studio every day is like trying to win a boxing match without being in the gym every day. RZA has his hand in too many other things to produce a dope album right now. You can't hate him for that, but that's just what it is.

  • frosty

    So RZA saying come holla at him cause he's the source, and not to read "facts" that are written. So how would anyone from the WU contact you if you're such a busy man. Vicious cycle continues,the fans just want some new wu, fuck all this politics.

  • Anonymous

    So he's runnning to Hot 97 to say this instead of just calling and telling them himself? I told y'all this dude is ruining the group.

  • Anonymous

    all it's sounding like is: 'Wu-Tang Clan & IceH2O presents...', and that will be when this drops can't be just the money, others have sued, won and still make music

  • Anonymous

    the balls on raekwon, give that lazy fuck the boot already an jam the last one without his name droppin ad placement ass .. dudes sucha clown actually can't take it

  • Raekwon

    son I told you, pay me my money

  • FUCK SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

    RZA WHERES MY ALBUMS AT? I PAID YOU $100 IN MARCH 2013 AND I STILL DONT HAVE MY TWELVE REASONS TO DIE PACKAGE OR RZA SOUL SELECTIONS VOL 1? Like BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC on Facebook

    • Anonymous

      I do not know what RZA is doing. Maybe Kanye and Jay got ideas in his head or something. I really just think RZA has grown past some of the other members, hes doing movies and shows now. GZA is doing his thing on the circuit. Ghost is nowhere to be found after dropping 12 reasons. Deck I have not heard from since he dropped Manifesto and ripped Buddens. They are a fucking mess.

    • Anonymous

      co-sign. Yes, RZA gets paid more than other clan members because he started the group and he produced the songs. But this clown even ripped off his own fans with soul temple music. Go the hell Princess Rakeem

    • Anonymous

      jeah fuck scam temple music!

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