News: Raekwon Confirms Ghostface-Method Man LP Delay, "We Wanted That Pushed Back"

Monday, Nov 30, 2009 1:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has confirmed recent reports that his joint album with Method Man and Ghostface Killah was pushed back to next year.

According to The Chef, fans will appreciate the album when it is released in February.

"We wanted that pushed back, I fought for that because I felt that it wasn't enough time, the chemistry is still boiling," Raekwon explained in an interview. "When you think about us putting something together, it's gotta be stupid so my brothers are respecting my feelings on it, I'm respecting their feelings on it, we all saying the same sh*t so. At the end of the day, when yall get the album, enjoy it and get ready for some other sh*t." (57th Ave)

Reports of the album being delayed into 2010 landed online earlier this month.

"[Redman's] Reggie Noble 9 1/2 and the forthcoming Method Man, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah´s album are moving to an early 2010 release date," she wrote in a statement. "Stay tuned for an announcement of the official release dates." Both projects were slated to arrive into retail stores next month with Wu arriving for the holiday shopping season on December 22nd, but will now be pushed back until next year. (Press Release)

A promotional video for the Wu-Tang project circulated online last month called The Wu-Massacre.

With fans salivating over the project being put together by Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon, it will come as great news to know the album is still on schedule to be released this winter. Despite no confirmed album title or track listing, the collaboration album from one-third of the Wu-Tang Clan is tentatively scheduled for a December 22 release date. Fans can check out part one of the three part series The Wu-Massacre, directed by Rik Cordero, leading up to the album's release. (Hip Hop DX)

From Wu-Tang frontman RZA's perspective, the threesome's group album is long overdue.

"I think it's a great idea," RZA said of Raekwon, Ghostface and Method Man teaming up. "I was pushing that idea to them years ago. Back in the day, we was gonna have a branch called 'The Brothers From the Grain' that was kinda those guys right there. I'm gonna see Meth tonight in the studio to see if I could add on something to that project. Add some depth to it. They are three of the most prolific voices in Wu-Tang...We're at a period of life, if anybody from Wu-Tang needs me, I'm there for them. Everybody has grown and matured to where we don't need each other." (MTV)

The new group album is slated to drop Tuesday, February 9th.

Check out The Wu-Massacre below:

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