Raekwon has recently gone on record to express his dissatisfaction with Wu-Tang Clan leader, RZA, and his less than enthusiastic opinion of the new Wu album, 8 Diagrams. According to Raekwon, RZA has been "like the hip-hop hippie..he's [so] into the guitars now." Creatively, Rae has said that RZA has not been open to the democratic process when it comes to their new album and has been attempting to incorporate more instrumentation into this album, much to the dismay of fellow Wu members. Rae is also upset about not being monetarily compensated for some Wu concerts this past summer.
Ghostface Killah has also been feeling hot regarding the new Wu release especially since his new album, The Big Doe Rehab,which had been slated for 12/4 release up until late last month, was to be released the same day as 8 Diagrams. It was decided in late October, however, that The 8 Diagrams would be released a week later in order to quell further tensions within the Wu-Tang camp. Ghost further has added that his album would have been finished if he hadn't had to take time out to finish the Wu project.