But he will appear on one-off 'The Wu - Once Upon A Time In Shaolin' album
RZA has explained why Raekwon is unlikely to appear on the forthcoming Wu-Tang Clan album ‘A Better Tomorrow’.
The rapper is currently overseeing two albums from the group, ‘The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’ and ‘A Better Tomorrow’, the former being limited to just one copy which will be exhibited and later sold to the highest bidder. Raekwon will appear on that album but will not be on ‘A Better Tomorrow’, and RZA revealing that he does not speak to his colleague but believes they are currently on “different creative paths”.
Speaking to Vlad TV about why Raekwon will not be on ‘A Better Tomorrow’, RZA said: “I haven’t had a chance to really talk to him about why not. All I see is the press going back and forth. But I would say that maybe creatively we on different paths. I’m creatively different than I was in the ‘90s.”
RZA previously revealed that the group have already been offered $5 million (£3,006,070) for The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’.
The band plan to take the album on a “tour” of museums, galleries and festivals, where they will charge between $30-$50 (£18 to £30) to view and listen to the album. The listening sessions will take place behind heavy security and will use headphones provided by the venue, to prevent the album leaking.
The group’s long-promised 20th anniversary album, ‘A Better Tomorrow’, is still set for a standard commercial release this summer.