Raekwon On Wu-Tang Clan Reunion: “The Business Has Got To Be Done Right”
Last night, XXL chopped it up with Raekwon about the highly anticipated upcoming Wu-Tang Clan reunion project at the launch event for Gig-It. During our brief discussion, the Staten Island legend gave his thoughts on the album, saying that while the members of the Clan are ready and willing to record, the business side of the project needs to be handled correctly. He also revealed that his next solo project F.I.L.A. (Fly Luxurious International Art) will drop this September.
“Yeah, [A Better Tomorrow] is supposed to [come out],” he said. “There’s a lot of great elements that could be brought to the table, but from my perspective, the business has got to be done right. Everybody’s got agents, and as Wu-Tang being that big legacy, it’s also got to make sense business-wise. We’re a franchise; we made these companies millions and millions of dollars, and I feel like at the end of the day, we’re all entitled to our earnings. More importantly, we’re entitled to the respect of doing great business and carrying out our legacy out right.
Rae continued, “[I’ve also got] the F.I.L.A. (Fly Luxurious International Art) album is coming out September—that’s my project. I’m excited. I’m just excited about being in the business for 20 years. 20 years, you see that gray?”
Check out the full interview at the top.