Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Popa Wu recently spoke on diehard fans having to wait for a reunion LP by the iconic group and gave his take on why member Raekwon has shown a lack of involvement.
According to Popa, the business side of the Wu reunion has kept Rae in the shadows.
“It’s just that it’s got to be closed up by Rae. Rae’s the only one that’s got to close up. Everybody did what they did,” Wu said in an interview. “They even got the treatments for videos and all that sh*t. RZA’s ahead of his game right now. It’s just that Raekwon’s just compromising – you know how a person gets when you’re a person that never had nothing and then when you get something and then its [taken] away from you, it’s hard to adjust back.” (Forbez DVD)
Despite Popa’s comments, Raekwon and other key Wu members reunited in Toronto for a special 20-year anniversary show last fall.
The celebration continues in rememberance of Wu-Tang Clan’s classic debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) which turned 20 earlier this month. Last night, the majority of the crew shared the commemoration with our Northern neighbors performing for a raucous crowd in Toronto. Speculation continues as to whether Raekwon will be a part of the new forthcoming album A Better Tomorrow, but, Chef along with Ghostface Killah, Method Man, U-God, GZA, Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck were on hand to perform hits like “Bring Da Rukus” and “Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F**k Wit.” (XXL Mag)
Brief with his remarks, Raekwon recently informed fans he had read RZA’s comments about him not being fully onboard for the regathering.
“Yea i just read that rza article? Sh*t is funny to me.,” Rae tweeted November 9.
“I love u rza, u know what it really is.” (Raekwon’s Twitter)
In early November, RZA singled out a few keys members including the Chef.
“And one of the guys who showed up the most was Method Man. He showed the most tenacity, he was the most vocal, he showed up the most, and he got the most lyrics on the new album. He’s already recorded eight or nine songs. He’s been on it. You know, I give Cappadonna credit, he’s been really on it. U-God has been present. Masta Killa be representing. Inspectah Deck has been somewhat present. Ghost has been, you know, 20 percent present. And Raekwon hasn’t shown up at all. When you look at somebody like Masta Killa and U-God, they seem to have that original hunger to complete the legacy. I respect that everybody [is] busy with they own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan not working.” (Grantland)
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