Published Nov 23, 2007Drowned in Sound is reporting that all is not well in the Wu-Tang camp. According to a video conducted by Miss Info (see below for the clip), Raekwon has laid into producer RZA for "stealing from the communal pot."
Raekwon says: "Ive got a lot of respect for RZA but right now his ears is not where the team want it to be and dont play with a grown mans pocket, B.
"At the end of the day you mayve felt like you put millions in niggers pockets, we appreciate it, but you know what? Dont ever let a nigger feel like you stand up on him or you taking something from him or you being sneaky we was the niggers who wouldve done anything for you, jump in front of a bullet for you.
"Dont rob me and be my friend, continues an increasingly animated Raekwon. "I never robbed nobody and if Ive robbed somebody its because I felt they needed to get robbed. You dont rob your friends. What we deal with in our family is love and trust. Its like the love is there, but it aint in capital letters no more, its in little letters right now.
In addition to this problem, Raekwon has denounced the mixing of his collective's new album, 8 Diagrams, which is scheduled for release on December 11. As a result, he's admitted there is another album in the works with members of Wu-Tang - "everyone minus RZA.
"Were not making this album to disrespect RZA as a enemy, were not enemies one things about us [is] were Muslim sons so were not taught to hate anybody. You just supposed to warn a man of his wicked ways.
"Its not to come across like we hate this nigger or we want to beat him up cause we could never forget all the positive energy that hes shared with us. But hes fucked up and we dont like the way hes doing business. Youve got to respect the fact that a man is a man. Before Im a fucking rapper Im a man.