Speaking with HipHopDX at a press conference for the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan group album A Better Tomorrow, Raekwon announced that he will be releasing his next solo album in the first quarter of 2015.

Explaining the decision to delay his solo release to work on the collective album, Raekwon said it’s “important to the world to see the group reunite.”

“You know, for me, working on my album, at the same time while all this is going on, because, you know, we all been working,” he said in a clip that premiered in today’s DX Daily (October 20). “So for me to sit here and say, ‘This right now is important to the world to see the group reunite and make a great album together.’ I decided to stand for my brothers right now and push my album to the backburner. My album will be coming out next year, in the Spring, you know, around March. I felt I did it for a great cause because this is the family. I had to do that. I feel good about it and I understand more the direction of where everybody wants to go. And we happy. Like I said, you just getting great music at its finest right now.”

Earlier this month, the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… emcee spoke about Better Tomorrow and said the group was able to “put a little bit more positivity inside the music.”

“That’s what we did with this album,” Raekwon said. “Like I said earlier, to make a gumbo of great music together is the plan. It’s not to just sit here and say, ‘Yo, we want to sound like 1992 again.’ We’re different guys now. There are some things that we’re gonna want to explore. And there are some things that we’re gonna have to keep the signature the way it’s normally been.”

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