Raekwon reveals that he will record a verse for Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever," and feels the song was recorded with the best intentions towards the Clan.
Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" has made a considerable impact since it's release, mainly with members of the Clan themselves. We've heard from a few of the members concerning their thoughts on the track, with U-God and Ghostface supporting it, and Inspectah Deck disapproving.
One member we hadn't heard as much from-- though he has been seen performing with Drake at his recent show at ALIFE in New York --was Raekwon. In a new interview with MTV, the Cuban Linx rapper expressed nothing but respect for the song, and revealed that he will be recording a verse for the remix when he gets a chance.
“I ain’t get a chance to bust my joint off yet, but I talked to Drake and we’re gonna get to it,” said of his verse for the remix, stressing that while Drake's tribute wasn't exactly direct, it was definitely done with good intentions.
"At the end of the day, regardless of what we were mentioned in a great way,” he said. “[Drake] named the title of his song after brothers, so however you did it, at the end of the day, it’s still love, it’s still respect there. I still thought the record was a great record, regardless of what. It ain’t nothin’ rude about the record, nothin’ disrespectful, it’s all love.”
Watch Rae's full interview below.
[Update: Wu-Tang Clan Give Us An Update On The Remix Delay]
It's been awhile now since we heard that Wu-Tang Clan was recording a remix to Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" and the track is still nowhere to be found. As we reported at the beginning of October (see above), the Chef apparently had plans to lay down his verse, and U-God did already, so what's up with the delay?
While on MTV's RapFix Live some of the Wu-Tang crew, consisting of Masta Killa, U-God and Capadonna, gave us an update on the status of the remix. Capadonna revealed that there are three people who have yet to record their verse for the remix.
"The majority of everybody [recorded their verses], probably minus three," Cap said, referring to Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon-- and then there's also Inspectah Deck, who decided not to be on the joint.
"Meth did lay a joint, but then he didn't want to do that one, so he took that off," Cappadonna explained. "But everybody else did it. I don't know if it's gonna be accepted by our peers our whatever, but it sound good to me."