U-God Accuses RZA of Mismanaging the Wu-Tang Clan in His New Book
U-God has some harsh words aimed for RZA, who he believes is at fault for their legendary hip-hop crew Wu-Tang's breakup. U-God has a newly released memoir, RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang, in which he details the relationship between RZA and the rest of the group.
U-God reflects on the demise of the group in detail while writing in the present tense. “Right now, it just looks like the Wu brothers are not on the same page, going at each other’s throats, missing shows, and all that. But, to me, it’s really years of BS catching up to RZA,” he wrote in the excerpt printed by Rolling Stone.
"Things started changing little by little, guys got fed up, and eventually, we all got individual managers to negotiate and serve as a buffer from all the bullshit. It was no longer one for all and all for one," he continued.
U-God previously filed a lawsuit last year against the Almighty RZA and his brother "Divine," CEO of Wu-Tang Productions, alleging that he had not received royalties from the group's music since 2010, among other financial issues related to unpaid shows.
U-God explains those grievances further. "In 25 years of being in the business, RZA has never placed the group at an A-list agency. I wonder why," the 47-year-old ponders. "Just talking about this shit frustrates me. I mean here we are, the Rolling Stones of hip-hop, and we ain’t even got proper representation. Meanwhile, RZA’s always had A-list agents repping him personally. What the fuck is that all about?"
U-God has been making up for lost time, working on a lot of new music as well as his book. On the heels of his Bring Back God II mixtape U-God is preparing to release his fifth studio album, Venom alongside the memoir on March 30.
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