RZA's rift with Raekwon continues.
While promoting his new movie Brick Mansions, the rapper opened up to Vlad TV about the long-awaited new Wu-Tang Clan album A Better Tomorrow. Bad news: Not all of Wu-Tang is gonna be on that anniversary record.
"Let me be clear," RZA said. "There’s an album called Once Upon A Time In Shaolin that will be a single piece of art in a beautiful encasing. That belongs in a museum or art gallery. That’s where it belongs. And then there’s another album that belongs to the consumers called A Better Tomorrow. And that belongs to the consumers because it’s a celebration of Wu-Tang and their fans. And Raekwon has not been participating with that particular record. 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.”
Fans got a first listen of new Wu material last month, when they surprise released a new single entitled "Keep Watch." The band also recently made headlines with the announcement of their secret album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, where only one copy will be pressed and taken on a museum tour before a rare-art collector takes it over.
This is hip-hop 2014.
Stream "Keep Watch" below: