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Vibe caught up with The Chef to discuss his next album Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang dropping this September.  He addresses the rather quick follow up to the acclaimed Only Built For Cuban Linx II:

  • Right now, being that everyone respected what I did on the last album, I don’t want to have people feeling that I’m going to be away again for a long period of time, For me, I try to stay hands-on with my hardcore base of fans and let them know, ‘Yo, I’m not going to be doing those disappearing acts like that anymore.

He also goes into the features on the album, and touches on why RZA will not be on the Shaolin reresenatives next composition.

  • Method Man, Ghostface, Inspectah Deck, and GZA all appear on the album, at the same time I got some other guys involved like [The Roots'] Black Thought-I love his talent. I think that when it comes to him delivering what level I wanted to go he was the perfect man. I also have Raheem DeVaughn who sounds like Curtis Mayfield over a Shaolin track.
  • RZA doesn’t have to be on every album, I wanted to give some other producers a chance. It’s not about beef. We can stand on our own.

All I know is that a Raekwon/Radio Raheem joint could potentially be fire.