Is Raekwon holding up the Wu Tang Clan’s next studio album?

If you’re a Wu-Tang Clan fan like me, then I know you’re anticipating the legendary Hip Hop crew’s 20th anniversary album, A Better Tomorrow.

Wu’s leader and long time producer for the group, RZA, recently reflected on the process of making the album and why it’s still not complete.

Apparently, one of the members may to be blame for the hold up.

During a phone interview, RZA (real name Robert Fitzgerald Diggs) explained the differences between working on albums in his younger days verses the difficulty of working on them today for their new album, A Better Tomorrow.

“When you’re a young man, you’re hustling and you’ve got 12 hours a day to dedicate to music… The energy that’s important is constantly pouring out. But when you’ve got to go seek for the energy, it becomes a little more difficult.” 

RZA also mentioned when he expects the album to be finished (in about six weeks, hopefully) and the reason behind the album hold up; and it looks like it’s one of the members.

“Everybody did their verses except Raekwon… He hasn’t turned in his verses yet. I don’t know if he’s still trying to find the vibe of the music. We have to talk about it before it becomes too late. But he hasn’t come to the table yet.”

There’s no way I would be able to except a new Wu album without one mof the members on it (aside from ODB, of course). But you do have to wonder why Raekwon hasn’t started laying down his lyrics for the album yet.

Let’s hope Raekwon “The Chef” re-unites with with the Clan soon so RZA can put the finishing touches on their studio album!