Young Money’s Drake looks like he’s going to swallow the mixed reactions to his recently released “Wu-Tang Forever” track and treat fans to a full-fledged Wu record in the near future.
Although details are scarce, Drizzy confirmed recently hooking up with the Wu for a new tune.
Drake has a couple more teases up his sleeve before the release of Nothing Was The Same tomorrow (September 24), but interestingly, they have almost nothing to do with the actual album. First up, the MC/crooner took to Instagram and hinted that he has an unreleased song with Hit-Boy that we’ll get to hear soon. Then, in much clearer terms, Drake said in a recent interview that he worked on a track with Wu-Tang Clan. A few days ago, Wu member U-God confirmed that the Staten Island crew had recorded a remix of Drake’s controversial (to rap heads, at least) “Wu-Tang Forever,” so it’s possible that’s the collaboration Drizzy was talking about. (Idolator)
Earlier this month, the Wu’s U-God said fans could expect to hear a revamped version of Drizzy’s Nothing Was The Same record.
“They wanted us to remix it and get on there [so] you gon’ probably hear another one with us on it,” says U-God, shortly after landing in San Francisco to perform at Rock The Bells on Sunday. “[Method Man] did his verse–we all did our verses. I wrote my rhyme in probably 15, 20 minutes. We were moving so fast we only had about four hours of studio time. If I had some time to really sit down and get juicy with it, I probably could’ve got juicier with it. But I still do a nice one, I still do a real banger.” The Nothing Was The Same cut, which samples “It’s Yourz” from the Staten Island crew’s sophomore album Wu-Tang Forever, makes references to Raekwon’s “machine gun rap” opening lines from the original. Rae, as well as the official Wu-Tang Clan Twitter account have already expressed support for the track. (VIBE)
Clan member Inspectah Deck has since said Drake does not pay homage or make the record a real tribute to the Wu.
“After listening to the @Drake song, I agree with u… It is in no form a tribute to WU and SHOULD NOT wear the title Wutang Forever!,” Deck tweeted September 13.
“I am not switching up.. My tweet earlier stated without previously hearing the song I thought it was a tribute and saw that as respect.”
“My 2nd tweet based on hearing the song.. Not stating if its wack or not I said what I felt about the song and title in conjunction with WU” (Inspectah Deck’s Twitter)
Hollywood veteran Chris Rock‘s young brother and protégé Jordan Rock recently hit up SOHH with some comic relief over the track’s backlash.
“People are always mad at Drake for no reason,” he told SOHH. “Drake just does hip-hop. I’m not a big fan of that “Wu-Tang Forever” song either. It’s too singy, poppy on the radio for me. It’s just Drake being Drake. It’s like sex, you can’t be mad because you know it’s going to be soft. I listened to the whole album and I actually did enjoy Nothing Was The Same. I like the album more than I actually want to. I thought it was going to be a completely different feel when I saw the name and then when I heard it, it was completely different.” (SOHH)
Check out “Wu-Tang Forever”: