Drake lives his Wu-Tang, as should we all.
The Toronto-based Young Money Entertainment superstar recently revealed, despite Wu member Inspectah Deck saying that Drake's original track entitled "Wu-Tang Forever" was not a tribute to the now-eight-man, Staten Island-based crew, that Wu helped the former Degrassi star on a remix for the track.
U-God of the Clan confirmed this via an interview with VIBE in San Francisco shortly after arriving for the Rock the Bells show:
"They wanted us to remix it and get on there [so] you gon' probably hear another one with us on it. [Method Man] did his verse--we all did our verses. I wrote my rhyme in probably 15, 20 minutes. We were moving so fast we only had about four hours of studio time. If I had some time to really sit down and get juicy with it, I probably could've got juicier with it. But I still do a nice one, I still do a real banger."
It is unsure if Inspectah, alternately known as the Rebel I.N.S., but born Jason Hunter, is one of those Killa Beez involved in the remix, but refused to co-sign on the original. The Rebel took to Twitter to voice his displeasure:
"After listening to the @Drake song, I agree with u... It is in no form a tribute to WU and SHOULD NOT wear the title Wutang Forever! I am not switching up.. My tweet earlier stated without previously hearing the song I thought it was a tribute and saw that as respect. My 2nd tweet based on hearing the song.. Not stating if its wack or not I said what I felt about the song and title in conjunction with WU"
Thus, it's safe to say, unless the RZA, Wu-Tang's leader and main producer, talked him into it, Deck won't be on the remix. But who can say, really?
Perhaps Deck changed his tune if all of the 8 Diagrams MC's have done verses on the remix.
The original is slated to be included on Drake's Nothing Was the Same LP, to be released by Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic Records on September 24.
Nonetheless, Wu-Tang Clan ain't something even Drake can f**k with........ or wasn't until now.
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