With anticipation continuing to grow for a full-fledged Wu-Tang Clan reunion to take place, SOHH recently chopped it up with group swordsman Masta Killa to get an update on where things stand.
Rather than pencil in a date, Killa said fans should just know the official reunion is approaching.
“The reunion already started, man,” Masta told SOHH. “You know what I’m saying? [laughs] That’s something natural. That’s like coming home for Thanksgiving. Sometimes all the family shows up, sometimes you might be missing a brother and you’re like, ‘Ah man! It would have been the bomb if he had came.’ You know? We’re gonna do what we do naturally but I’m definitely looking forward to bringing it all back together and holding up the ‘W’ again. Whenever that comes, just know it’s coming. Just know it’s coming.” (SOHH)
Last month, the Wu’s Raekwon expressed his issues with the team not fully coming togehter.
“You know, it’s a lot of discussion about it but it’s not consolidated yet. We know, as a group, 20 years in the business is something serious. It was a couple conversations about it but it wasn’t brought to the attention that it needs to be brought to. Everyone’s so nonchalant about sh*t, like they don’t know if it’s going to happen. For me, it’s like I don’t respect that because it should happen. It should happen in a way where it can help us from all the sh*t we’ve been through. We’ve made a lot of money of course and we’ve lost a lot of money. It kinda put certain cats in certain situations where, you know, this can help your right now. At the end of the day, it could help all of us but it could help the ones that really need to be helped in a greater way and it could put us back where we need to be financially, back in the game as one of the iconic groups in the game but it takes a lot of loyalty, it takes a lot of love and it takes a lot of respect. I want to see it happen but more importantly, I want to see it done the right way.” (Global Grind)
Recently, Clan leader RZA said his Wu brothers have not yet displayed their full potential.
“I think Wu-Tang is an extremely talented group of people, immensely, and knowing the power that we have, I feel like we never fully displayed it,” he tells MTV News. “It’s always been spurts. It’s never been a concentrated laser-beam focus — [except] maybe the first year or two, when it was just me driving that ship — but I think that now it’s become more of shotgun effect. It’s just scattered, and it hits targets but I would love for us to go back into a laser-beam focus and to put out not only a recording, but [also] a live show that’s as entertaining and enhancing as the mind power we give.” (MTV)
RZA also recently spoke on the importance of Wu coming back together at least one last time.
“There’s one last job Wu-Tang Clan must do. The 20th anniversary [of “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)”] is next year. And we need to, one time, completely, efficiently, properly, professionally represent our brand. One more time. But this time, showing up on time for press and for concerts and studio. Do it one time, perfect. We did good – people love it and I’m proud of what we’ve done. But all that was done – I would always say in my old interviews, “This is organized confusion.” It was kept and contained, but it was a lot of chaos.” (New York Times)