The gap between Trinidad James the meme (popped a molly I’m sweatin'!) and Trinidad James the person is widening. His public appearances can help bridge that gap, though this speech might have been a misstep.
I’m not so egotistically conceited whereas I’m not gonna fall in line if someone else came with a great plan. And that’s where I feel a little remorse as this day is approaching. It’s like, wow, I kept trying to pull people together. I spent a lot of money and a lot of time this year… I came back to the East Coast to reopen the Wu Mansion [RZA’s old house in New Jersey, where a bulk of post–36 Chambers material was recorded]…to rebuild it so that we can have a place to record a new album. And when I scheduled that to happen, only a few good brothers showed up.
And one of the guys who showed up the most was Method Man… He’s already recorded eight or nine songs… You know, I give Cappadonna credit, he’s been really on it…Inspectah Deck has been somewhat present. Ghost has been, you know, 20 percent present. And Raekwon hasn’t shown up at all. When you look at somebody like Masta Killa and U-God, they seem to have that original hunger to complete the legacy. I respect that everybody [is] busy with they own lives. I started with a plan that I thought would work. Now maybe my plan not working.
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