Date Archives July 2003

Herschel Supply: W5&H – Raekwon

Herschel Supply W5&H

Long time member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon is a legend in rap music. Creating music for over 20 years, Raekwon is know world wide as an innovator and is said to be one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap. Recently Raekwon stopped by the Herschel Supply Office in Vancouver. We had the chance to sit down with him for a W5&H, read about Raekwon below…

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1. Who are you?

Yo I am Raekwan, what’s good.

2. What do you do?

I rhyme for a living you know what I mean I have been in the game for 20 years, a legend. I get a lot of money and I love pretty women.

3. Where do you live?

I live on the land you know, I live everywhere I go it’s like I try to get a place there but right now I stay in Toronto. I stay between Toronto and New york. I got a place in California, I got a place in Atlanta; where my kids is at. They got the best place but you know but you gotta love everyone. I just got a place in Jersey too, I got like five places.

4. When are you most productive?

I am most productive when I am high you know what I mean. When I am out there creating my music, it is all about the ambiance. Weed is a stimulant that helps me be creative, but still I am a business man. I am sharp; it helps me to relax. I am more sharper when I am relaxed and in my zone so it’s always good to have a joint around.

5. Why music?

Music is the key to life, you know what I mean? Music makes the mind settle, music is beautiful, it is the language of today. It represents struggle, it represents your ego, it represents you loving to just enjoy music to take a break from everything.

6. How did you get your start?

What started it all was just a conversation, a phone call to come down to the studio. We was trying to make a record, we was representing Staten Island. That was what we originally wanted to do. We recieved a call and we were excited because it was something to represent where we came from and if we didn’t make that decision we wouldn’t be here today as Wu-Tang Clan.

 

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