Popa Wu Reveals Why Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow" Album
Popa Wu also says that RZA wasn't responsible for teaching the other Wu-Tang Clan members about the music business.
Popa Wu says that the Wu-Tang Clan’s forthcoming A Better Tomorrow album is being held up by one of the group members.
“It’s here already,” the Wu-Tang Clan mentor says during an interview with ForbezDVDPromo. "It’s just that it’s got to be closed up by Rae[kwon]. Rae’s the only one that’s got to close up. Everybody did what they did…They even got the treatments for videos and all that shit. RZA’s ahead of his game right now. It’s just that Raekwon’s just compromising…you know how a person gets…when you’re a person that never had nothing and then when you get something and then its [taken] away from you, it’s hard to adjust back.”
Popa Wu also says that there is a disconnect about the reality of the business among the members of the Wu-Tang Clan.
“They think RZA did some old crazy stuff,” he says. "RZA did what he did. You forgot, he took ya’ll niggas from nothing and made ya’ll something. In my mind, I don’t think he would do that to you. He was just smarter. He just took care of his business and it was up to you to learn it. He’s not supposed to teach you the business. If you mad with him for that, then that’s personal.”
In June 2013, RZA said that most of the Wu-Tang Clan was working on A Better Tomorrow.
"If things go right...you know, it's hard to get a Wu-Tang album, 'cause we all have such big careers and big families that we have to maintain, of our own, to bring that energy back is not so easy,” he said. "It's looking real promising. Method Man did a lot of verses already. [Ghostface Killah] is writing some verses. U-God came over last week and took some music to write his verses. Masta Killa's been very on-point with his verses. Inspectah Deck, myself [have been working too]."
The hold-up on recording the Wu-Tang Clan’s next album hurts all the members of the group, Popa Wu says. “Nobody wants to just see Raekwon by himself, just see Ghostface by himself,” he says. "They want to see Wu-Tang Clan.”