RZA Addresses Raekwon Situation
The RZA does explain how the Wu sound has evolved and why Rae may have not been pleased...
As you grow into a man, you start respecting other mens positions and your music starts reflecting that, RZA says of the drastic change in sound from Enter The 36 Chambers to 8 Diagrams This album is an album for many people not just one group of people. What he (Raekwon) wanted was a punch you in your face album, but we already did Only Built For Cuban Links 2, its done! For me its like we already got a punch you in the face album We drop that after this and you can punch whoever you want in the face.
Even though the two have made piece since, RZA still was hurt by Raekwons comments but avoided a explosive situation.
Anytime anyone says anything againstanytime my brother says something against me, its going to hit me in the gut. But I dont react like that, he says in regards to keeping his cool. I have self control, I have patience I know that he had a feeling and that feeling may pass (after he takes time with the album).
RZA mentions how it wasn't just Raekwon - but everyone in the Clan had their own feelings about 8 Diagrams.
Its all good, everybody is taking their time (with this album). GZA even had his own opinion and 2 weeks later he came back and was like Yosonwe got it!
But there was one thing that RZA had to clear up before he ended the interview, I aint never, ever take no money from nobody and I dont owe nobody no money. I pay all my bills!
Check out the video for the full interview.