Young Money’s Drake has provided fans with a definitive explanation to why his delayed Wu-Tang Clan-assisted “Wu-Tang Forever” remix never hit the masses.
According to Drizzy, schedules ultimately cost the song a chance at coming together.
“Oh, man, that’s kind of behind us. That was two projects ago. There was a remix that 40 [Noah Shebib] was working on. He has a really personal relationship with a lot of those guys from Wu-Tang, and me and Rocky were working on a video at one point in Harlem, and it was cool, but with schedules and all that, different things came into play and we never really got to finish, which is not something I recommend. You should always try and finish your music video.” (Vulture)
Wu-Tang leader RZA previously revealed he fully rode behind the Toronto native’s ode-driven track and helped him avoid costly sample fees.
“I appreciate it. He sent me [the] song because they couldn’t clear the sample. So I did it myself, personally, for free. Free of charge. Because to me, that’s what we meant when we said Wu-Tang is forever. We didn’t think we were going to live forever. We meant that the energy of what we do would spread on in culture, generation by generation. And by Drake absorbing it and having that influence in his life and having it be a part of him, it proves what I’m saying. And I’m really proud that he chose that rap.” (Rolling Stone)
A couple years ago, the Wu’s Raekwon admitted his verse for the track’s revamped version had not yet been recorded.
“I ain’t get a chance to bust my joint off yet, but I talked to Drake and we’re gonna get to it. It just was like, we were on the road, things were happening so quick,” Rae explained to MTV News on Saturday on the set of Troy Ave’s “New York City” music video. “Some brothers were able to go in there and smash out, and unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get there yet, but it’s gonna happen though.” (MTV)