There is a lot going down in the land of the Wu-Tang Clan right now. They have their one-copy-only album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin currently up for auction, plus a proper album called A Better Tomorrow that has been in the works for about a year. But the release of A Better Tomorrow may be in jeopardy now that Raekwon has declared himself “on strike” from the Wu.
That does not sit will with Wu leader the RZA, who sat down with our friends over at Sports Illustrated for a conversation about his turn in the new film Brick Mansions and the upcoming Wu projects.
“The album is slated to come out in July,” RZA told SI Now’s Maggie Gray. “If we don’t come to terms in the next 30 days, then this will either be an album without Raekwon or an album that never sees the light of day. That’s a strong potential, because I would not want to put out a Wu-Tang album without every live member available.”
However, RZA feels optimistic about the results. “My gut says yes,” he says. “My gut has a 90 percent batting average.”
Check out the full interview below.