2010 is turning out to be a major year for [artist id="1190"]Raekwon[/artist]. After pulling off successful appearances with the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan at this summer’s Rock the Bells Tour and jumping on a remix of Justin Bieber’s “Runaway Love” with Kanye West , the Chef has been cooking up a lot of buzz. Now, the Wu O.G. is setting his sights on Hollywood. The hip-hop luminary has revealed that he’s stepping behind the lens for a new flick.
“I’m working on a movie called ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ that I co-directed with one of my partners. We teamed up with [Damon] Dash,” Raekwon told New York Magazine in an interview published Friday (September 3). “Y’all gonna be hearing more about this movie that we’re putting together called ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ It’s called ‘Cash Rules Everything Around Me.’ It’s a lot of things transpiring right now, but I just want to continue to stay in my zone, stay focused and keep working.”
The MC didn’t divulge too many details about the project, which shares its title with a classic banger from the 1993 Wu LP Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). He did, however, insist that he’s going to stay behind the scenes and has no plans to appear onscreen.
“I’m playing the outskirts on this one because I kind of feel like that’s where I’m at. You know, I don’t know. At this point, I probably won’t be in it, but we don’t know,” Rae said, “I want to more or less capture the scenes from the outside looking in, because I want it to be something that people say is a classic, and they respect the storyline of where we went with it.”
Raekwon also announced on Twitter that fans may be getting a taste of the flick very soon. “Believe it or not hopefully this week and nyc we will be shooting a trailer for the movie C.R.E.A.M so lookout for it!” the Wu MC tweeted on Friday.
The Immobilarity lyricist said he’s been looking to kick off the project for a minute and believes the time has come to make the film happen.
“This is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time, even when we was making [the 2009 release] Cuban Linx II, I was already making it my business to obligate time to that, to putting the script together. It’s where it needs to be right now,” Rae said. “I’m just trying to be a machine. A roller coaster machine, man.”
In addition to the “C.R.E.A.M.” movie, Rae has been working on his upcoming effort Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang which he’s planning to drop later this year.