''They Didn't Grow Up With Us...''
7:30PM ET January 25th, 2013
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
In an interview with VladTV, Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon explained the reasons for some of the disagreements and difficulties within the famed hip hop collective. According to Rae, there has always been tension because the members come from different perspectives and were ultimately united solely through their admiration for group producer/leader RZA.
"My thing is, RZA assembled the team because he felt he had a relationship with all of us, and more importantly, everybody respected RZA for his craft and his passion for what he loved. Because even though we loved it as well as he loved it, he was in love with it," he said. "When you dealing with a cat like RZA who got family all over and relationships, RZA was a Staten Island n***a who lived everywhere. He pretty much knew everybody. But at the same time, the people that he knew probably wasn't fond of us at the same time neither because they didn't grow up with us. It's the same typical sh*t. So when RZA formed this alliance, the names that was brought to the table, it was definitely spoken on like, 'Yo, I don't really f**k with Ghost. He's a crook.' We tell it how it is. But that didn't mean that he wasn't talented, that he wasn't a man of respect. He was both. He could have been a crook, but he's one of those n***as that's coming for you."
"For us, it's always sticking our head out and watching out for these n***as because you never know," he continued. "But when RZA was the middle guy, he did a Gotti move. He brought all the families to the table and made n***as make amends due to the fact of how we're going to move forward and get this money."