New York rap veteran Raekwon recently discussed delayed plans for a full-fledged Wu-Tang Clan reunion to take place and explained why money is not a key reason why his brethren have kept their distance.
According to the “Chef,” harmony is necessary for an authentic Wu reunion to go down.
“The bottom line is: Of course I want to see a Wu-Tang reunion. Of course. Who wouldn’t? I just want everything to be right, the business. When we made a lot of our great music, it was because we were in harmony. You cannot put guys together if there is no harmony, and on top of it, we’re doing business. As a man with children, I have to always look at that. It’s bigger than sometimes just the thought of it, the fact of it, it just gotta make sense.” (RapFix)
Back in December, Raekwon stressed the importance of a reunion being done the right way.
“We’ve been talking about these things and it’s important for us to know we’re going to do it right,” Rae said in an interview. “It’s been speculations and at the end of the day, I can’t see us not doing it in the greatest way and the right way neither. I don’t want to do it any other way but the right way. So we’ve been talking about doing a couple of different things, you know? Maybe you might get an opportunity to see the Wu do they own reality show or something that makes sense to the masses for the last 20 years.” (HHNM)
Coincidentally, Rae expressed his issues with the team not fully coming together a month prior.
“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)
Last fall, the Wu’s Masta Killa hit up SOHH and spoke on the delayed regathering.
“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)