News: Wu-Tang Clan Member Explains Drake's "Forever" Remix Hold-Up

Friday, Nov 8, 2013 8:46AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

After weeks of mounted anticipation, the Wu-Tang Clan's Cappadonna is the latest group member to step forward and explain why Drake's "Forever" remix has taken so long to drop.

According to Capp, the Clan's still waiting for a few more contributions before the record is finalized.

"The majority of everybody [recorded their verses], probably minus three," Cappadonna said when he appeared on "RapFix Live" Wednesday to celebrate the Wu's upcoming 20-year anniversary. According to Cap, Ghostface Killah Method Man and Raekwon have yet to lay their features and then, of course, there's Inspectah Deck, who elected not be a part of the song. "Meth did lay a joint, but then he didn't want to do that one, so he took that off," Cappadonna confirmed. "But everybody else did it. I don't know if it's gonna be accepted by our peers our whatever, but it sound good to me." (MTV)

Wu-Tang leader RZA recently said he fully rode behind the Toronto native's ode-driven track and helped him avoid costly sample fees.

"I appreciate it. He sent me [the] song because they couldn't clear the sample. So I did it myself, personally, for free. Free of charge. Because to me, that's what we meant when we said Wu-Tang is forever. We didn't think we were going to live forever. We meant that the energy of what we do would spread on in culture, generation by generation. And by Drake absorbing it and having that influence in his life and having it be a part of him, it proves what I'm saying. And I'm really proud that he chose that rap." (Rolling Stone)

Recently, Wu's Raekwon admitted his verse for the track's revamped version had not yet been recorded.

"I ain't get a chance to bust my joint off yet, but I talked to Drake and we're gonna get to it. It just was like, we were on the road, things were happening so quick," Rae explained to MTV News on Saturday on the set of Troy Ave's "New York City" music video. "Some brothers were able to go in there and smash out, and unfortunately, I wasn't able to get there yet, but it's gonna happen though." (MTV)

A few weeks ago, Drake said he knew there could be mixed reactions toward the Wu ode when putting it together.

"I did take a risk titling that song what it was. But for me, I'm always into paying homage," Drake explained in an interview. "That's kind of what 'Wu-Tang Forever' is. I've always tried to pick a classic hip-hop song and make it my own. I thought [the reactions] would have been worse than that, really, to be honest. ... I've got a great piece with me and Wu-Tang Clan all rapping together again, which is dope. That's coming soon, definitely. It's on the way." (CRWN)

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