A Drake and Wu-Tang Clan collaboration seemed inevitable when Drizzy dropped “Wu-Tang Forever,” a track off of last year’s Nothing Was The Same. And for a while, it looked like the Shaolin squad were set to appear on the remix, but it never materialized.
“We had got the call, and said, ’Yo, let’s take a session in the studio and see if we can go in for the young brother,'” RZA told MTV News, saying that they were on tour in Europe when they recorded their parts.
But U-God’s take — that the content of their rhymes didn’t fit with his — could provide the explanation.
“I guess we came too hard for him; he wanted us to talk about broads,” he said. “We had to write it real fast. No lie, I probably had about six hours to write this thing. At the time, I wasn’t feeling woman-y — I was feeling hard as nails. So, I wrote him a hard as nail rhyme, and we was talking about something totally different, so the subject matter didn’t really mesh.”
Last year, during an episode of “RapFix Live,” Cappadonna said that the team was mostly finished recording their verses.
“Meth did lay a joint, but then he didn’t want to do that one, so he took that off,” he said. “But everybody else did it. I don’t know if it’s gonna be accepted by our peers our whatever, but it sound good to me.”
Raekwon was eager to get involved. “I ain’t get a chance to bust my joint off yet, but I talked to Drake and we’re gonna get to it,” he told MTV News last year. “It just was like we were on the road; things were happening so quick. Some brothers were able to go in there and smash out and, unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get there yet but it’s gonna happen, though.”
Despite the official remix never coming to fruition, it doesn’t sound like the Wu harbor any hard feelings.
“I like Drake, though,” Ghostface said. “I like him because he’s pays homage. But at the end of the day, he knows how to rhyme. He’s not weak.”