Raekwon Is On Strike From Wu-Tang Work

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Rapper Raekwon is now “on strike” from his collaboration with the Wu-Tang Clan. He says he is not satisfied with the direction of their music on a new album.

Bandmate RZA has brought them all together for a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the band’s first album release, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). However, Raekwon says he won’t be contributing to the project.

He told RollingStone.com that the music “don’t feel right”.

He added, “We created something that wound up being so big, it has to sit on a certain kind of podium. It has to be sitting up there shining… I love my fans. I would never give them something that I feel is not a hit or a win…”

He also said RZA plans to work alone.

“There definitely were conversations… like, ‘Let’s make this a colourful album with some of the hottest producers in the game’. (People) love and respect us enough where it’s like, ‘If you call me, it would be an honour to be involved with it’.”

“But RZA, you’re the guy that can do that and I don’t understand why he’s not doing that. We want to continue to hold that belt the way it’s supposed to be held.”

Raekwon says he will never leave the band, but he will not be involved unless the problems are “fixed”.

He added, “I’m in a limbo situation… I am on strike. It ain’t (sic) the fact that I don’t want to be there. Because of course I want to be there.But if we’re there, we gotta do the best everything.”

RZA has said the delays have been caused by the rapper not showing up to the studio to record.

They are also set to release one copy of a 31-track record with the title The Wu – Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, which features Raekwon.

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