Raekwon tapped into a whole new audience last week, when Kanye West dropped his remix to Justin Bieber’s hit ‘Runaway Love,’ featuring the famed Wu-Tang rapper. But according to the Chef, he still has a few more tricks up his sleeve in the coming year.
He revealed to Vulture that his fifth album ‘Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang’ would likely arrive in 2011, but in the meantime, he’s also working on a new movie with Damon Dash. “I’m working on a movie called C.R.E.A.M that I co-directed with one of my partners,” Raekwon explained. “We teamed with [Damon] Dash. Ya’ll gonna be hearing more about this movie that we’re putting together called ‘C.R.E.A.M.’ It’s called ‘Cash Rules Everything Around Me.’ It’s a lot of things transpiring right now, but I just want to continue to stay in my zone, stay focused and keep working.”
The Chef says that the project has been a long time in the making, and as of now, he has no plans to actually appear on-screen, although that might be subject to change. “I’m playing the outskirts on this one because I kind of feel like that’s where I’m at,” he said, “You know, I don’t know. At this point, I probably won’t be in it, but we don’t know. I want to more or less capture the scenes from the outside looking in, because I want it to be something that people say is a classic, and they respect the storyline of where we went with it. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for along time, even when we was making ‘Cuban Linx II’ I was already making it my business to obligate time to that, to putting the script together. It’s where it needs to be right now.”
One of Raekwon’s latest collaborations also includes an upcoming remix with R&B diva Faith Evans, which he says will resound with “hardcore lovers” and “R&B lovers.”