Video: Raekwon Opens up About Wu-Tang’s Internal Conflicts

Thursday Nov 8 10:28 AM CST posted by xxl staff

Raekwon speaks to Miss Info about the creative and financial rifts within the Wu-Tang family.

CLICK HERE for Miss Info’s full break down of the situation.

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November 8th, 2007
at 10:38 am

pee says:

rza always thinks its about him! so many producers out there but they stick to him! they need other producers and new sound this aint 93 anymore c’mon wu! i was a huge wu fan!

November 8th, 2007
at 11:00 am

G E-DOUBLE says:

Yo pee, I am also a fan and I realize that Rzamade WU ! There would be no WU without Rza and Gza. Now in saying that, that does not mean he is be all end all to the Clan but he is close. Much closer than anyone else in the group. The entire Clan has had a chance to “spread” their collective wings and what have been the results ???

 
 

November 8th, 2007
at 10:58 am

raoul says:

here we go again, nice words coming from a wack rapper who can’t put any good material. LET THE RZA B, motherfucker. Stick to what you know best and by the way when is Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 coming?

I’m sick of roc boys!!!!

November 9th, 2007
at 9:54 pm

zack says:

dawg are you stupid of something.

Rae has never been wack.

 
 

November 8th, 2007
at 11:03 am

stoneyisland says:

Damn, Rza mad cats obviously got beef, all of it is with you, something aint right about that shit, if you playing with nigga’s abaility to function as a group, step the fuck on and do movie scores, as Rae said “since when did the Wu let record companies dictate with what they do”…Powerful words sun, powerful words….

we over budget “how the fuck we over budget?” what happened to make us go over budget, Rza seems more focused on getting Beatles samples then listening to his people, the Wu is a collective bunch, not one nigga thinking he is better or smarter then his crew. On the other hand if this album comes out and does major numbers will rae and Ghost apologize to Rza? I mean i’m just asking:)

 

November 8th, 2007
at 11:12 am

Durty says:

I CAN’T SEE WU-TANG COMMING OUT WITH ANOTHER ALBUM WITHOUT RZA, WITHOUT ANY WU-CLANMAN. (ODB)R.I.P. MAN YALL BROTHERS NEED 2 TIGHTING THAT SHIT UP, RZA NEEDS 2 PULL HIS HEAD OUT OF HIS ASS IF THAT’S THE CASE, OR NIGGAZ NEED SOME HUMBLE-PIE. FUCK ALL THE INTERVIEWS, KEEP THAT SHIT PRIVATE, CUZ U KNOW THE MEDIA AINT SHIT & WORK THAT SHIT OUT.

 

November 8th, 2007
at 11:39 am

5yearslockeddown says:

i think theres no beef there fam u feel me. its just rza needs to b more open to what they wanna do not what he wanna do, if the artist dont feel good in the studio the song aint goin be good.wu needs to change wit the time imagine wu spittin over sum other producers i mean i luved odb and meth when they rappin over the mainstream beats cuz that sounds fresh to me.

 

November 8th, 2007
at 11:50 am

king equality victorious says:

Them brothers had a chance to shine have you heard rays last work he needed the rza beats bad as hell the rza is the only wu member that is really relevant right now I think brothers is jel over his shine this niggas been scoring movies starring in movies fucked hairline and all straight doing his thing plus when your on the production side of things your usually the creative one the rest of them niggas dont got the vision he has

 

November 8th, 2007
at 11:55 am

ddubbzz says:

Damn…that nigga said he’s a hip hop hippie…ha

 

November 8th, 2007
at 12:09 pm

KINSNSPACE says:

PEACE,FROM THE BAY.
WU-TANG=FOREVER!

COME VIBE; MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE,
KIN CAMELL@IMEEM.COM

 

November 8th, 2007
at 12:49 pm

Trickdd says:

ITS FUCKED UP HOW A NIGGA TAKE CONTROL OF MAKEING A CD WHEN HIS NIGGAS SAYN IT DONT SOUND GOOD THEY NEED TO GO BACK IN THE LABE AND MAKE THAT SHIT SOUND LIKE A WU-TANG CD

 

November 8th, 2007
at 1:08 pm

NIG says:

THE WU IS OVER//////////NO ONE IS GOING 2 BUY A GROUP ALBUM WHEN U KNOW THAT PROJECT WAS NOT A GROUP EFFORT////KNOWING THEY ARE BEEFING……..THIS INTERVIEW WILL HURT THIER RECORD SALES/////////NIGAS-MONEY/////OIL-WATER/////ITS A SHAME BECAUSE THIS GROUP IS WELL RESPECTED……..

 

November 8th, 2007
at 1:28 pm

East Coast Bishop says:

I’m a fan of the Wu heavy and none of them dudes ever dropped a good solo album without Rza. EXCEPT ghost. When the first Wu dropped and all the first solos that Rza produced it was ALL RZA. He made all that happen. When he stopped producing the albums the Wu fell off. I think they should trust him but also that Rza should compromise a little too maybe. But honestly Rae is one of my fave rappers ever and OB4CL is imo the best rap album ever but he doesnt really have a say like that cuz he never came out with anything good on his own WITHOUT RZA. The Wu should trust Rza cuz without him theyve never found that magic again.

 

November 8th, 2007
at 3:54 pm

Akim the pimp says:

Fuck that- RZA is on sum other shit…. I want that Shaolin Album!!! Rae - Ghost & Meth thats it! You three can hold down the album and the fuckin fans would go bananas. Doesnt matter who produces that shit, put sum Alchemist,a lil Premo, Then add sum 9th wonder and the album is a classic……You listenin Rae?

 

November 8th, 2007
at 4:05 pm

Ghost Deini says:

How the fuck you gonna say Rae is a whack rapper. Rae is one the greatest. I’m with Rae on this one. The new beats ain’t that great, take it back to Forever son.

 

November 8th, 2007
at 6:50 pm

Akim the pimp says:

Wheres the comment I left earlier? Dick

 

November 8th, 2007
at 10:44 pm

MARK CARTEL says:

yo..they need 2 just say fuck it..rza u aint in charge nigga..do wut we ask u 2 do or we gon get sumbody else dat will…PERIOD!!!

 

November 9th, 2007
at 2:29 pm

TheRefriedMexican says: Subscribed to comments via email

FIRST OF ALL RAE NEEDS TO LAY OFF THE CHEESEBURGERS. I HAVE A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR RAE AND GHOST! SPEND THE MONEY AND HIRE SOME TOP NOTCH PRODUCERS: ALCHEMIST, DR. DRE, SWIZZ, ETC. BUT IT WONT HAPPEN.

 

November 9th, 2007
at 2:42 pm

Dutch Diesel says:

Rae is only saying what heads have been saying for years. Rza is off his game. Real Wu heads are awaiting the second coming, but this next album just aint cutting it.

 

November 9th, 2007
at 10:49 pm

richard white says:

First off,

To all the self proclaimed Thugs with computers. Reading all your comments makes me laugh. Get the fuck out of here with that “sun” and “fam” bullshit talk. Either you’re white and hiding behind your dell computer, or you’re black, drive a bmw and live in the suburbs.

About the issue

Stop dissing Ghost, and Rae. If you actually listen to what the fuck he’s saying here, you would realize that it’s not just him, but everyone else in the group who feels this way.

Like he says in the video, they haven’t been around for 6 years, and they want to come back with that punch in your face shit.

Stay off the burgers? stay off the burritos esse. But I bet you just can’t get enough of that hot beef and cream in your mouth.

November 14th, 2007
at 4:06 pm

TheRefriedMexican says: Subscribed to comments via email

Richard White a “real burrito” doesn’t come with “cream”. But that dick you ate, you mistook for one, does come with some of that “white cream” or better known as “Dick White” a.k.a Richard White LOL!!!!!

 

November 15th, 2007
at 2:21 pm

daesonesb says:

>>To all the self proclaimed Thugs with computers. Reading all your comments makes me laugh. Get the fuck out of here with that “sun” and “fam” bullshit talk. Either you’re white and hiding behind your dell computer, or you’re black, drive a bmw and live in the suburbs.

agreed. it gets old fast, huh?

I have the suspicion that it is mostly young kids on here, who are the ones acting like gambinos and all, but that cant be proven obviously.

 
 

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November 27th, 2007
at 4:42 am

teh don says:

rae is str8 gritty, he wants 2 get on that swuu wuu cut heads n shit off str8 gritty style.

 

November 28th, 2007
at 12:16 am

J. says:

ODB IS TURNING IN HIS FUCKING GRAVE RIGHT NOW!!!!

 

November 28th, 2007
at 1:43 am

chucktown says:

im feeling u Rae. Rza and his wack ass cuzin is fucking wack!! Rae, meth, and ghost is the best one off the wu tang.. u need too call Dr dre, kenya west, or just blaze for beats…….

 

November 28th, 2007
at 7:14 pm

SILVABACK says:

I hear both sides. RZA was a big part of the WU. They should try and meet in the middle with this. RZA put some of his product on there and the rest get what they want.

December 15th, 2007
at 7:27 pm

Matcho K says:

Hmmm, Hey - why not listen to the 8 Diagrams album for like 3 and a half months - and then comment on the Raekwon Rza beef??

 
 

January 16th, 2008
at 5:20 pm

CYPH says:

LOL @ RAEKWON COMPARIN THIS ALBUM TO “TRIUMPH” OFF FOReVER…YALL FELL OFF BEFORE U EVEN DROPPED THE W!!!?? U BEEEEEENNN FALLIN OFF.. HOW U GONNA ACT LIKE RELEASIN A WACK ALBUM IS SOMETHIN NEW TO THE WU????? IRON FLAG, THE W…DEPRESSING!!! THAT AINT NUTTTTTIN NEW. YOU ALSO A PUSHOVER IF YOU SITTIN IN FRONT OF THIS BITCH COMPLAININ BUT CANT APPROACH RZA IN A WAY THATS GONNA SEE RESULTS…LITTLE BABY ASS NIGGA CRYIN AN SHIT..GO HOME TO YA MOMS MAN U PUSSY

 

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