WC Talks New Album, Clarifies Mack 10 Separation
"That's that species in the world that's just full of bacteria, so much shit that it has consumed over the years," said WC of the meaning behind his next album title Return of the Barracuda. "If [a barracuda] bites you, it's curtains! It's a wrap! I done been through so much throughout my career that it's like, I'm the wrong muthafucka to deal with man. That's how I feel towards the rap game, dealing with the industry. I don't wanna play by their rules no more, I done got a taste of this independent life and I'm good! That's why I urge all the upcoming artists out there, all the producers, anybody that's trying to get down: don't hesitate to go out there and do it independently. You might not get all that money up front or a big advance, but what you get is yours. You own your masters."
There was no word on personnel on the release, which will come on Ice Cube's Lench Mob Records in early 2009. This will be WC's fourth solo album, after group releases with West Side Connection, The Madd Circle and Low Profile.
Regarding the departure of Mack 10 from West Side Connection, WC was candid. "As far as Mack 10, I don't have no problems with him, I wish him all the success in the world. You can't get me to say nothing bad - not to say that you are trying to - but nobody could get me to say something negative or bad about him. He's always been solid and 100 with me, so I don't have no problems whatsoever with him. I wish him all the success in the world, but right now with what I got going on, I'm pushing WC and supporting this Lench Mob thang."
WC also would not confirm nor deny rumors that The Game replaced Mack 10 in the Crip and Blood-affiliated trio.