Raekwon, the legendary rapper from one and only Wu-Tang Clan, paid a visit to The Breakfast Club to discuss his twentieth anniversary of “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”, collaborating with A$AP Rocky, staying independent and stating that no one can be his boss right now unless they are cutting a “big, horrific” check. In addition, he discusses the ins and outs of how his collaborations come to be. If the artist’s label calls him, he wants a check. If otherwise, he doesn’t ask for money. He might ask for a dollar. In comparison to the come up then and now, Raekwon says that it was a lot harder to maneuver when he was on the rise. Today with the help of social media, it is a lot easier to get to a larger crowd in a shorter amount of time.
Watch the video interview as The Chef shares first-person perspective on what it’s like to be in the industry for more than twenty years.