If you remember way back in 2013 when Drake released the song “Wu Tang Forever,” Clan member U-God said a remix was in the works from the legendary rap group, but nearly four years after the fact we’ve yet to hear that remix, and RZA says the group missed out.
During an interview with Power 106 Thursday morning out in L.A., the Wu-Tang leader was asked if the collaboration would ever take place, and he replied “That should of happened,” before praising Drizzy and revealing that the group was on tour at the time.
RZA said Drake threw the group an alley oop with the offer for a remix but sadly, the group missed it. “First of all I want to shout Drake out. I think he threw an alley oop to us right there and I think we missed it.” The rapper also said he regrets not making the remix. While he doesn’t regret it for popularity reasons, he does wish they could have worked together because as a veteran, it’s his duty to work with the youth and “rekindle that fire” for hip-hop.
In addition to that, RZA also discussed the group’s Once Upon a Time In Shaolin album that was purchased for $2 million by mega pharma-douche Martin Shkreli, and a recent meeting he had with Kanye West. RZA said he spoke with ‘Ye less than 10 days ago and the Chicago rapper was in a “great place.” RZA didn’t hear any new music from him but did say the Chicago rapper was “about to get busy.”
Watch all this and more in the full 27-minute interview (below) or fast forward to the 23:42 minute mark to just hear the Drake x Wu remix talk.
If you wish to catch some of the Wu on tour, you’re in luck, the NYC group is currently hitting various cities throughout the country for some live concerts. (peep dates below).
Sept. 1 – Raekwon – Kalamazoo, Mich., The Back Room
Sept. 3 – Method Man & Redman -Chicago, Ill. – Soldier’s Field
Sept. 7 – Raekwon – Buffalo, N.Y. – Waiting Room
Sept. 10 – Wu-Tang Clan – Clio, Mich. – Cannibis Cup
Sept. 15 – Ghostface Killah – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Brooklyn Bowl
Sept. 16 – Wu-Tang Clan Chicago, Ill. – Riot Fest
Sept. 17 – Raekwon – Los Angeles, Calif. – Paid Dues Fest
Sept. 22 – Raekwon – Tulsa, Okla. – The Vanguard
Sept. 24 – Raekwon – Dallas, Texas – Gas Monkey
Sept. 25 – Raekwon – Austin, Texas – Antone’s
Sept. 26 – Raekwon – San Antonio, Texas – The Korova
Oct. 6 – Raekwon – St. Paul, Minn. Amsterdam Bar & Hall
Oct. 7 – Raekwon – Los Angeles, Calif. – Globe Theater
Oct. 8 – Ghostface Killah – Atlanta, Ga. – Georgia Freight Depot
Oct. 21 – Ghostface Killah – Chicago, Ill. – Navy Pier