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Wu-Tang call truce, resume making album

By | Published on Tuesday 13 May 2014

Wu-Tang Clan

It’s a case of ‘peace at last’ in the Wu-Tang Clan camp, as the rap clique’s leader RZA and errant MC Raekwon declare a ceasefire in their (pretty silly, really) ‘artistic disagreement’, meaning Wu’s long-awaited new ensemble LP, ‘A Better Tomorrow’, can go ahead with both rappers taking part.

As previously reported, RZA gave Raekwon, who’d gone ‘on strike’ over issues with the musical direction of the LP, a 30 day time limit to decide if he’d like ‘in’ on ‘A Better Tomorrow’. RZA said at the time that, whilst he remained extremely keen to have Raekwon involved, it’d be a case of “an album without Raekwon or an album that never sees the light of day”.

He added: “I would never want to put out a Wu-Tang album without every member available. At the same time, I don’t want the fans to not have this incredible music we’ve been working on for the last year. So that’s going to be a tough decision, but we have about 30 days to make that decision and come to that conclusion”.

This was a month ago, which I guess means the ultimatum worked, because Raekwon is back on board. And for proof of that, one has only to look at the official Wu-Tang Clan site, which says: “Breaking news: Raekwon and RZA truce. Raekwon scheduled to hit studio to complete verses for album: ‘A Better Tomorrow'”.

And there it is, clear as crystal. And further details are arriving soon, apparently, so sit tight and wait for those.