Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon recently updated fans on the chance of another group effort coming together in the near future and explained what has hurt their collaborative releases.
Although open to the idea of doing a follow-up to last year’s A Better Tomorrow LP, the Chef said timing and schedules have delayed those efforts.
“I never close the door on what we’re capable of doing. Being that everybody wasn’t so fully happy about this last project, yeah, it’s a possibility that you’ll get another one real soon, hopefully. I think we just gotta wait and see,” Rae said in an interview. “We’ve been doing it for a long time, too, as a crew. So, everybody’s mind is in a different place. When we come together, I always want it to be 100 percent dedication and time within that album. That’s always been a problem because there’s so many of us.” (MTV)
Earlier this year, Rae talked about the mix-received A Better Tomorrow‘s reception.
“That album felt kinda bored. And that’s not just my opinion. The music was just too soft. Too humble. I felt like the album could have been better. I voiced my opinion, like, ‘Yo, let’s give them some real sh*t!’ The album was driven more to [producer and fellow founding member] RZA’s expectations. He was coming from one way, we was wanting to try something new.” (NME)
Back in December, Wu head RZA talked to SOHH about the project’s album sales.
“Look, people like to sell a lot of records. It’s an ego-booster. It’s a lot of things. It is what it is. But for me, there were two reasons to do an album. The first was to celebrate and commemorate 20 years in the business, still being healthy, still being capable and able to show these minds that were great were made to be great. It wasn’t a fluke.” (SOHH)
Bobby Digital also told SOHH the inspiration behind A Better Tomorrow was to motivate other artists.
The second reason was to potentially inspire a better tomorrow into somebody else. I don’t doubt that there’s an emcee that’s in our business that also has this record. He’s one of 25,000 kids. If he gets it, then he’s really going to get it. That person will come out with an album for this generation that will resonate in their minds because he listened to us. If I’m saying it, it’s like your father’s saying it and then you get your friend to say it. So maybe a 22-year-old rapper or 25-year-old rapper might say, “Yo, this is what the gods are trying to say.” He got it.” (SOHH)