News: Raekwon Says It's Wu-Tang Forever, "We Got Something Lined Up. I Can't Speak On It Yet Because..."
Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011 9:45PM
New York rapper Raekwon has unveiled plans to do something special for next year's 20th anniversary of his Wu-Tang Clan's formation but refused to spoil the surprise.
Although the "Chef" won't spill the beans, Rae said fans can expect some type of celebratory event to take place in 2012.
Next year also marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary hip-hop group that first introduced the world to Raekwon, the rapper says that the collective has big plans. "We've been sitting around talking," he says. "We got something lined up. I can't speak on it yet because it's still confidential until it's actually solidified." (Billboard)
A few days ago, the Staten Island-bred emcee hinted at Wu touring together once again.
"I got a lot of things coming up," he said in an interview. "You got the 20-year Wu anniversary about to jump off. You know we scheming on some things. Going back on the road, doing something legendary again." (Exclaim)
The Wu are known for invading the hip-hop scene in the early 1990's.
Emerging in 1993, when Dr. Dre's G-funk had overtaken the hip-hop world, the Staten Island, New York-based Wu-Tang Clan proved to be the most revolutionary rap group of the mid-'90s -- and only partially because of their music. Turning the standard concept of a hip-hop crew inside out, the Wu-Tang Clan were assembled as a loose congregation of nine MCs, almost as a support group. Instead of releasing one album after another, the Clan were designed to overtake the record industry in as profitable a fashion as possible -- the idea was to establish the Wu-Tang as a force with their debut album and then spin off into as many side projects as possible. (All Music)
Outside of reunion plans, Rae is also putting together his own mixtape for the holidays.
Raekwon announced on Twitter that he will be releasing a new mixtape that will be available on December 25th. The Chef has not revealed a track list for the mixtape but tweeted that it would be called 'UnExpected Victory.' The rapper announced the title of the mixtape on December 3rd, and back in July tweeted, "But on the other side of things I gotta mxtape comin out soon that's. Gonna feel like a album, features, video wit no cut #straigthcoke!" (This Beat Goes)
Check out some recent Raekwon footage down below: