With the growing buzz surrounding their upcoming album, the Wu-Tang Clan have been opening up about the process of creating A Better Tomorrow. Every original member is set to be featured on the album but recently, Raekwon spoke on their late member Ol’ Dirty Bastard, who passed away in 2004. In an interview with Hip Hop DX, the Chef reflected on what it was like recording without ODB.
“I kind of just miss the energy of him being around, him just being there, or just spotting him from across the room like, ‘Look at this dude over there,'” said Raekwon. “But at the end of the day, once you miss a member out of your family B, it’s never the same. All due praises to Ol’ Dirty, though.”
Now that the album is complete, there have been questions about the supposed “Wu-Tang Forever” remix with Drake that never made it to the airwaves. U-God explained to MTV that their rhymes and Drake’s rhymes didn’t blend well together.
“I was like I was rhyming some hardcore shit, and he wanted to talk about some bitches.’ Pardon me. Women and stuff,” said U-God. “That’s the reason it didn’t transpire. We was rushin’. We got the track last minute…At the time, I wasn’t feelin’ women-y. I was feelin’ hard as nails…The subject matter didn’t really mesh.”
Ghostface Killah also commented and said he didn’t really know what was going on with the record. Even though he wasn’t feelin’ the remix, Ghostface still respects Drake for paying homage. The remix is scrapped but it won’t affect Drake’s relationship with the Clan.
“I like Drake, though,” he said. “I like him because he pay homage. At the end of the day, he know how to rhyme. He’s not weak.”
Check out the interview below.