Wu fans we’re struck with an odd feeling as it was announced that Ghostface will be releasing his solo album, Big Dough Rehab, the same day as Wu-Tang’s “comeback” album 8 Diagrams (as well as 87981235 other artists: Saigon, Styles P, DJ Drama, etc). We weren’t sure if this was a good thing (more Wu music all around) or a horrible thing (troubles within the group?).
According to MTV’s Mixtape Mondays Ghost is a bit peeved at the new settled release date for Wu-Tang, claiming that he already had that date set for his solo venture.
“I had December 4 for the longest … but the Wu album, brothers was kinda late on doing whatever they were doing and pushed it back … on my date. You can put this in there, I’m not [mad at] all the members. It’s not based on the members, but the hierarchy at Wu-Tang Clan is on some bullshit. They trying to fuck around and make me push my album back and doing all this. But niggas ain’t fucking around or give us money when we did them Wu-Tang tours. The first one, they paid us after a while, but this last one, niggas is holding onto a lot of money. And [they’re] upset based on that. It’s a battle right now.” Ghost did not specify exactly which Wu members are the “hierarchy.”
Die hard Wu fans will also feel some disappointment as it seems Ghost will only be featured on a few tracks. Our heart’s gently wheep…