People who kept an eye on Ghost his track record are likely to be aware of his fascination for money. He always wants to get paid first. And that was one of the main problem with the clan coming bakc together. Ghst was heavily touring also. Yes, he had to bring food to the table. But now again he has brought it out in the open. Like U-God and cappa before him. Is it coincidence an album is being released? Big clash coming up. Ghost, the Clan, Shyheim(if he is still dropping on the 4th), Styles P, Saigon & Busta Rhymes all dropping on the same day.
Itâ€™s no secret that I am a die-hard Wu Tang Clan fan. Iâ€™ve championed Ghost and Rza and Rae and Genius and Meth for not just their music but also, the fact that they bring character to the game thatâ€™s rare-to-non-existent nowadays. So nobody cling more to the possibility of a true Wu reunion or a purple tape 2 like me.
Last week Ghostface reached out. There will be some shocking statements on the state of the Wu this week. Make sure you check my boys over at MTV News tomorrow for their legendary Mixtape Monday Report. Ghostface makes a serious allegation about some Wu finances. (click here on Monday to read Shaheem, Rahman and Jaysonâ€™s scoop.)
And in a related dispute, if the Dec. 4th release date for both the new Wu-Tang album, â€œ8 Diagrams,â€ and the new Ghost album, â€œBig Dough Rehab,â€ seemed a bit strange, your gut instinct was right. Ghost calls it â€œsabotageâ€ and charges â€œWu Tang the brand.â€ When I asked him specifically, what constitutes â€œthe brandâ€ he wanted to make sure I understood that he didnâ€™t mean the other group members. He named only Rza, Divine, and Loud.
I will bring you more of Ghost and Raeâ€™s very heartfelt words. But I also want to reach out to Rza for a reaction. I know lots of fans hope for the best, but each man is entitled to his say.
UPDATE: here is an excerpt from the Mixtape Monday item by Jayson R.
â€œI had December 4 for the longest,â€ he explained. â€œBut the Wu album, brothers was kinda late on doing whatever they were doing and pushed it back â€¦ on my date. You can put this in there, Iâ€™m not [mad at] all the members. Itâ€™s not based on the members, but the hierarchy at Wu-Tang Clan is on some bullshâ€“. They trying to fâ€” around and make me push my album back and doing all this. But nâ€”as ainâ€™t fâ€”ing around or give us money when we did them Wu-Tang tours. The first one, they paid us after a while, but this last one, nâ€”as is holding onto a lot of money. And [theyâ€™re] upset based on that. Itâ€™s a battle right nowâ€¦
As far as Ghostâ€™s participation on The 8 Diagrams, though, so far heâ€™s only jumped on a handful of tracks.
â€œI got on some of them,â€ he said. â€œA few of them. â€¦ Nâ€”as better pay my fâ€”ing money. Matter of fact, they can keep the money â€” just get me out of their life right now.â€œ
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