RZA Clarifies Comments On Raekwon And Wu-Tang Album Delay: ‘I Know Raekwon’s Gonna Be There’


On the ninth anniversary of ODB’s passing, the RZA appeared on Arsenio Hall’s show last night to talk about his issues with Raekwon regarding his lack of verses for the new Wu-Tang album, what “deep poverty” meant for RZA and how he avoided it’s pitfalls. The Wu leader also spoke on working alongside cops on his new TV show has changed his perspective a bit, and how he’s lucky to have gotten past street crime and was able to make a living through artistic expression. As always, the RZArector is humble, wise, and charming, so check out what him and Arsenio talked about in the clip above.

“I been reaching out to all the Wu-Tang brothers and all of us came to the table so far — Method Man came and did a lot of verses, Inspectah Deck, myself — but Raekwon is the last one to come to fit his verses on. So in the article I was like, Yo, Raekwon, my brother, we need you. Come on up here, drop your verses and let’s make this one final album for the fans… I know Raekwon’s gonna be there, he know I love him, and we got nothing but brotherly love for each other. But put some of the business to the side and let’s go make this music, yo.”