Everything looked so promising: the release of the brand new Wu-Tang Clan album was right around the corner, the crew have been touring together… Unfortunately, though, it appears that things haven’t been going as smoothly behind the scenes. In a recent interview with Grantland, RZA spoke about the progress of the album and the effort that’s been put in by each crew member. Said the clan’s leader:

You know, I give Cappadonna credit, he’s been really on it. U-God has been present. Masta Killa be representing. Inspectah Deck has been somewhat present. Ghost has been, you know, 20 percent present. And Raekwon hasn’t shown up at all. When you look at somebody like Masta Killa and U-God, they seem to have that original hunger to complete the legacy. I respect that everybody [is] busy with they own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan not working.

Apparently, Raekwon hasn’t been very into this whole new Wu-Tang album thing, but there are always two sides of the story. So, Rae responded to RZA’s claim via Twitter:

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Well, that’s a bit awkward. Perhaps their approach to this pending album has been slightly fragmented. But all Wu fans could hope for is that RZA and Rae will let bygones be bygones, and that they’ll ultimately put forth that highly-anticipated project. Keep your fingers crossed.

(Grantland via AllHipHop)