You have already heard a lot (good and bad) about the new Wu-Tang Clan album. Now, as the date gets even closer, Raekwon is opening up even more. Now, he is saying he supports it - but he's adding his own opinions as well. Read on to find out what The Chef really thinks.
"I'm supporting it," Rae told MTV. "Go get it. I'm on it. I laid down the dressing on that. But like I said, it could've been stronger! I know the capabilities that we all have when we all sit in the room together. And then, at the end of the day, it was leaning towards RZA's world. I told RZA, 'This is a Wu-Tang Clan album. This ain't RZA's album.' If we say, 'We need this to proceed,' respect what we need to proceed."
"You dealing with a whole crew collectively, and [our] collective thoughts...You gotta keep that a part of the protocol. That wasn't a part of the protocol — we still try to give this man as much props as he deserves, 'cause he did so much. It's like listening to [Michael] Jordan, saying, 'Follow my hand.' But at the same time, Jordan ain't been around for a while. So now it's gotta be about the team. Ain't no I's in team. When Jordan's head gets too big, you gotta tell Jordan that's what it ain't about. It's team."
With back and forth talk from RZA, Ghostface and Raekwon, many have been wondering why such turmoil is being laid out in public. Rae also spoke on that and added that this is not a stunt.
"It's a lot going on, and like I said, this is not no publicity stunt...This is more or less about men understanding men and men respecting men. At the end of the day, I got a family to feed, kid. ... I got children that's going to school that I'm paying for sh-- for them to make it, and I refuse to sit here and act like another n---a is gonna tell me how I need to do what I gotta do. If it ain't how it used to be, then something's the matter. So, at the end of the day, it's just a n---a's water broke. Like a b---h being pregnant, she can't take it no more, her sh-- go blow!"
Many have also said that RZA, Rae and Ghost should all speak to one another before going to the media. Rae notes that this already happened.
"I let n---a know about his wicked ways before I [came] out and [addressed] this [in public]...So n---a never say, 'Oh, Chef did it out the blue on some ...' N---a, you know how I feel. ... It's tough love, but you gonna respect me. ... I can [opine] on how I feel, and if I feel it ain't right ... like I told RZA, 'Yo, I don't get nothing outta trying to shoot at you. I hope you don't get nothing out of shooting at me.' But respect that we supposed to be like this. The ill sh-- is, it's 10 years later, 15 years later. You mean to tell me you don't look at me like a general? You got a problem."
Rae also claimed to be the main man behind a new album, The Shaolin Vs. The Wu Tang, which will reportedly include every Wu member except for The Abbot, RZA.
"That's how I feel right now...It's coming and it's gonna be a lesson learned. That's a lesson to bust the Abbott's ass and let him know what we do. At the end of the day, if nobody don't do nothing, Chef's gonna show and prove. You [can only] hold in but so much, my dude."