In an interview with HipHopDX, Ghostface Killah revealed a few secrets behind their upcoming work: “RZA put the ball in my hand. He said ‘Yo, I want you to do it,’ and I been wanting to do it, and that’s a big test for me right there.”
Ghostface isn’t in a rush to release the follow-up to 2014’s A Better Tomorrow. “You got to always go back to the foundation,” he said. “It’s not what you do, it’s how you do it. But it has to be done right. If it don’t fit then we can’t do it. It’ll just have to be done nice. That’s it. People can’t talk about it unless it’s good.”
The release of A Better Tomorrow was marred by disputes between Raekwon and RZA, with the two members eventually reconciling. For their upcoming album, Ghostface will handle which direction the entire Clan moves in. “I’m going to do my part first and let them know what I did, and then have them listen to that and follow my lead,” he explained. “It’s like how they do in sports with athletes. It’s like alright, just follow my lead.”
As for the current rap scene, Ghostface misses the complex lyricism in mainstream rap. “Everything is so clubby nowadays. Big bass. Easy words. Ain’t nothing really being said,” he noted, though he mentioned being a fan of both Drake and Schoolboy Q.