Wu-Tang Clan Reveal Why Their Drake Remix Never Got Out: 'I Guess We Kinda Came Too Hard For Him' [WATCH]
After Drake paid tribute to RZA and co. with "Wu-Tang Forever," a cut from last year's Nothing Was the Same, it was only natural for the Toronto rapper to reach out for a remix.
Wu-Tang was in Europe at the time, but decided they'd do it.
"I don't know how many brothers got on it," RZA told MTV News. "I know Meth [Method Man] got on it. We was in Europe on tour, so everybody's chi — energy — wasn't up to par. But we had got the call, and I said, 'Alright, let's take a session in the studio and go in and see if we can cut something up for the young brother.'"
But there was an obvious problem: Wu-Tang songs don't sound anything like Drake songs.
"I guess we kind of came too hard for him," U-God said. "He wanted us to talk about broads, but at that time, we wasn't in a broad mode. We was hard body at the time. Later on I was like, 'What the hell was I rhyming about?' Damn, I was rhyming about some hardcore s--- and he wanted me to talk about some b-----s.
"We got the track last minute. I was like, 'Damn!' We had to write it real fast. No lie, I probably had about six hours to write this thing. At the time, I wasn't feeling woman-y - I was feeling hard as nails. So, I wrote him a hard-as-nail rhyme, and he was talking about something totally different, so the subject matter didn't really mesh."
Apparently, this (unshocking) twist of events made Drake pause and rethink the remix idea, and the new track never dropped.
No worries, though. He'll still get love from the boys.
"I like [Drake] because he pays homage," Ghostface Killah said. "But at the end of the day, he knows how to rhyme. He's not weak."