With the release date of Wu-Tang Clan’s “8 Diagrams” coming closer, fans are realizing how far apart the Wu members have grown. With both Ghostface and Raekwon question RZA’s vision for the group and even where money is going; it looks like there won’t be another Wu album after this one. But in a recent interview with VH1, RZA said when they’re in the studio they’re all brothers.
“Our lives have changed, our daily connections have changed,” RZA said. “But when it’s time for us to go to work, the studio hasn’t changed. It’s still a lot of weed, a lot of drinking — not a lot of women in the studio, we don’t allow that — but there’s a lot of jokes, a lot of bullsh*t, a lot of arguments. But work gets done. I think Raekwon said it best in a Source interview: ‘When we together, we don’t have no problems. It’s when we apart.’ And that’s what’s changed. In the old days, we could be apart, and everything would still be understood. And now when we’re apart, we drift. We all drift.”
Even though the Wu have cancelled their winter tour, they have scheduled a few dates in December and January. Here’s their itinerary:
12/30/07 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
12/31/07 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
01/09/08 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
01/24/08 Orlando, FL Club Firestone
01/26/08 Saint Petersburg, FL Jannus Landing