Watch Deck go in on some diverse topics. From Triumph, to C.R.E.A.M., to The Flood & mismangement. A good watch/listen.
Raekwon Interview, Can It Be All So Simple
While his reputation as one of the most savage MCs on the planet has remained largely unblemished for well over a decade, it is Raekwonâ€™s exploits in recent years, or perhaps the lack thereof, that, for some, has brought into question the service at The Chefâ€™s five star restaurant of rhymes. However, despite seemingly perpetual delays, fans continue to file in and wait patiently in line for a fresh serving of Raeâ€™s highly anticipated new LP, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, now slated for a March 2009 release date. In a recent interview with RiotSound.com, Raekwon digs deep to clear up all the rumors and separate fact from fiction when it comes to all issues pertinent to his forthcoming album. With a rare glimpse into the true nature of Hip-Hopâ€™s culinary genius, we go behind the aroma, spices and kitchenware to get a taste of what fans around the world have spent nearly two years salivating over, perhaps with good reason. In todayâ€™s world of disposable, drive through Hip-Hop, a slow cooked meal is something that may just be worth waiting for.
RIOTSOUND.COM: Just to give the fans some insight into the Clan and how everything first came about – with yourself personally, how did you initially become involved with MCing and how did you become part of Wu-Tang when the group first came together?
RAEKWON: Iâ€™ve been rhyming from the block, you know, and weâ€™ve been doing this for a long time; some of our favorite MCs were right out the neighborhood. We happened to live in one of them neighborhoods where there was a lot of MC contests and battles, breakdacing, graffiti writers, etcetera. So I kinda grew up with all that stuff. When Run DMC and all that starting poppinâ€™ off, thatâ€™s when we really took Hip-Hop to another level, as far as in our neighborhood. Youâ€™d have brothers out there basically just portraying themselves like the MCs that was out around that time.
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