Ghostface Killah says Drake has added to the Wu-Tang Clan movement with “Wu-Tang Forever,” a selection off the Toronto rapper’s most recent album, Nothing Was The Same.
“He did what he did,” Ghostface Killah said during an interview with vladtv.com. “There’s probably some fans that climbed on. All through Europe, I had 9-year-old, 8-year-old babies that came to the shows knowing words. What Drake did, he just made the movement more bigger. So, I ain’t turnin’ down no fans. This is Wu-Tang Forever. He even said it. All he’s doing is addin’ on.”
Raekwon recently spoke about Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever.”
“At the end of the day, regardless of what, we were mentioned in a great way,” Raekwon said in an interview with MTV. “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.”
While some members of Wu-Tang have been supportive of Drake, Inspectah Deck has been clear about his stance on the track. As reported by HipHopDX in September, Inspectah Deck disagrees with Drake’s song title.
“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.”
A remix of the song is slated to include members of Wu-Tang Clan, though the remix has yet to be released.
In September, Drake said that Ghostface Killah called him one of his favorite emcees.
“I had the best moment of my life the other day,” Drake said during his CRWN interview presented by MySpace. “One of the best moments. Ghostface Killah called me. I don’t want to out his business, but he was just so real about it that I’ve gotta tell this story because I’m proud. So, if he watches this, I’m sorry, but I’ve gotta tell this story. He was like, ‘Yo, son, there’s this guy on Twitter. He’s been pretending to be me for a long time and talked down on you. But I just wanted to tell you, you’re one of my favorite emcees.’ To hear that from him, somebody who we’ve all looked up to for so long, it meant a lot.”
Ghostface Killah’s recent interview with vladtv.com can be viewed below.