Ghostface Angry at “Wu-Tang Hierarchy” Over The 8 Diagrams Release Date
In an interview with MTV News, Ghostface Killah expresses his frustrations that the Wu-Tang Clan will release their new album, The 8 Diagrams, on December 4, the same date Pretty Toney plans to drop his new solo LP, The Big Dough Rehab. “I had December 4 for the longest,” Ghost told MTV. “But the Wu album, brothers was kinda late on doing whatever they were doing and pushed it back…on my date. I’m not [mad at] all the members. It’s not based on the members, but the hierarchy at Wu-Tang Clan is on some bullshit. They trying to fuck around and make me push my album back and doing all this. But niggas ain’t fucking around or give us money when we did them Wu-Tang tours. They first one, they paid us after a while, but this last one, niggas is holding onto a lot of money. And [they’re] upset based on that. It’s a battle right now.” The Big Dough Rehab will be Ghostface’s fourth album on Def Jam Records and will feature guest appearances by Raekwon and Method Man, and production by Scram Jones. Producer Sean C. will helm the boards for the LP’s lead single, “Celebrate,” which also features the legendary Kid Capri. “The Big Dough Rehab is my album,” Ghost told MTV News. “8 Diagrams is their album. But it ain’t got nothing to do with the regular members. ‘Cause I love Raekwon, Masta Killa, U-God, Genius, all them. But it’s on right now.” In addition, Tony Starks claims SRC Records CEO, Steve Rifkind, who signed the Wu to Loud Records, has allegedly made calls to stop Ghost from releasing The Big Dough Rehab on December 4.