It’s always a pleasure when true visionaries from the hip-hop community can make their way through Sway In The Morning. We recently had the great opportunity to have legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon in to celebrate 20 years of his solo debut LP “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.”
Always down to share a classic moment from his past, Raekwon the chef outlines some of the early history of The Wu-Tang Clan from early differences to ability to work cohesively but also put out solo work at the same time. Remembering his first trip to Cali with the Wu-Tang, we hear the excitement that encompassed the group in their early years.
Stemming from his early work and relationship with Ghostface Killah we hear how Raekwon first really got into the music of Nas and collaborating on “Verbal Intercourse.” Opening up even more we hear Raekwon’s feelings on the situation in New York with Eric Garner and his views on police and what he tells his children.
We also hear Raekwon touch on subjects such as musicians in the digital era, Drake’s “Wu-Tang Forever” track, and the difference between an emcee and a rapper. As a true pioneer in rap music, this is an interview you don’t want to miss.
Catch the exclusive interview below and head to iTunes to pre-order “Fly International Luxurious Art (F.I.L.A.)” which drops on April 28, enjoy!