New York rap veteran Raekwon recently spoke on talks of a Wu-Tang Clan reunion possibly going down in the near future and what is ultimately holding things up.
While the “Chef” is ready to go, he said not enough seriousness amongst his Wu brothers is being placed into doing a reunion.
“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)
Earlier this month, the RZA discussed Wu-Tang not yet showing off 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)
Last month, RZA a.k.a. “Bobby Digital” spoke on the importance of Wu coming back together at least one more 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)
Prior to recent reunion talks, the GZA doubted Wu could fully come back as a solid crew earlier this year.
“I have no idea. There’s been talk. But I don’t know what going on, you know? I can’t say. I mean, we haven’t been on the same page in years,” GZA revealed in an interview when asked about reunion talks. “Nah. It is what it is. Sometimes that match burns out. So, no, I don’t feel bad about it. It’s good. I’m grateful for everything we have done throughout our careers and if there’s nothing else to put out, then there’s nothing to put out. I’m constantly writing and working. It doesn’t stop there.” (Rolling Stone)
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