My guest today is Wu-Tang Clan founding member, Raekwon. Raekwon achieved success with Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) in 1993 and followed it up with his platinum solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and countless classic collaborations. He is also an entrepreneur and the founder of his own label, ICE H2O Records. We talk about his life story, and Wu-Tang, as captured in his book “From Staircase to Stage”, during this podcast episode.
The 5 questions I ask in this episode:
- How did you deal with both rivalries and racism in your childhood growing up in Staten Island New York?
- What aspects of the relationship between the Wu-Tang Clan members made the group both very successful but also lead to breakups and arguments?
- How did your recovery after 4 gunshot wounds lead to you honing your creative process?
- How did spirituality, your fans, being a father, and idols like Run-D.M.C. inspire your work?
- What is your best piece of career advice?
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