News: Raekwon Stops Ghostface-Method Man Collabo Album Talks, "Everything Is Just Word Of Mouth" [Video]
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 10:10AM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has spoken on the proposed upcoming Ghostface Killah and Method Man joint album and said there were still issues which needed to be ironed out before the project starts production.
Acknowledging Mef and Ghost as Def Jam artists, the Chef described his problems with not being a member of the record label.
"Right now, I run my own record company," Raekwon said in an interview. "I'm my own Def Jam. So for me to sit here and look at what we're gonna do to help they business, they company? It's like, it has to be done correctly... Everything is just word of mouth. People just excited about it and it put me in a situation like, 'Okay, these are my brothers. These are the dudes I came up in the game with.' I could never tell 'em no. Def Jam? That's they home, so I kinda see why they wanna do it there, that's who helps them make their money, Def Jam. Def Jam don't help me make my money. But at the end of the day, I can't take nothing away from Def Jam, because they been supporting Wu-Tang in one way or another. Whether they had Ghostface or Method Man, they helped all of our careers at some point... If it was my idea, I would want to do it an independent way because we would be owners of the album." (Gasface Magazine)
Raekwon recently spoke with SOHH about the possibility of a joint album coming together.
"That'd be beautiful," Raekwon reflected. "A Ghostface, Method Man and Raekwon album, that'd be exciting. That'd be something that, it'd be mean though. Like I said, I can never front on them dudes' swords, they ill with it. My thing is that when we do it, we gotta be in full-fledge ownership to that project because I feel like that's something people is really gonna go out and get and we have to recognize we're the new label, we're the new industry too. If it go down, I just wanna make sure all the 'I's' are dotted, 'T's' is crossed so we'll know at the end of the day we're making this money for our family. But it's all good, that'd be a mean album. Mef got his bounce, Ghost got his bounce, I got my bounce. Still would want to have the Clan on there, of course, but hey, if we gonna do it, let's do it. I just wanna do it right." (SOHH)
After months of speculation, Method Man confirmed reports of the threesome going in together for the project last week.
"It feels great," Meth said about the partial Wu-Tang Clan album. "Rae got the album out, Ghost is coming with his album, and all three of us got the album together. And you hearing it here first. I ain't never said it on tape...Method, Raekwon, Ghostface -- new album." (MTV)
Raekwon hinted at the possibility of dropping more albums before year's end via Twitter over the summer.
"Peace yall just seen the last visual of the Walk wit me video and its classic," he wrote via Twitter yesterday (July 6). "will be giving ya a teaser real soon! In the booth just recording some new records ya know i might drop 3lps before this yrs out i got to catch up But its bout OB4CL2 RIGHT NOW! Im just putting myself back where i belong! And that on Top! Yea but who heard bout that Mef, GHOST & RAE ALBUM, wht ya think bout that!" (Raekwon's Twitter)
Check out Raekwon speaking on the proposed album below: