Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon recently updated fans on the status of his crew and dished on the possibility of another full-fledged project to follow-up last year’s mixed-received A Better Tomorrow LP.
In Rae’s perspective, he sees at least one more group effort reaching retail stores in the future.
“No, I don’t think so,” Rae responded when asked if A Better Tomorrow would be the last Wu album. “Wu-Tang, like we always told you, it’s going to be forever. We’re going to look to see what happens though, but I doubt it. All the members don’t feel like “It’s over, it’s over.” I think dudes just want to make sure that our business is perfect and we can go on and still do what we love to do. Wu-Tang will make another f—ing dope album again. I have no doubts and no questions about that.” (Billboard)
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)