Published Jun 30, 2015For Raekwon, music has always been the most important part of his life, which explains his consistent and seemingly unstoppable involvement in the world of hip-hop. Best known as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, the world-renowned rapper has also branched out with numerous solo albums, the most recent of which being his sixth full-length, Fly International Luxurious Art (released via the rapper's own Toronto-based label Ice H2O, a platform dedicated to supporting Canadian artists).
In the latest episode of Exclaim! TV's Sweet 16s (filmed in partnership with Reign Media), we caught up with the legendary rapper during a recent visit to Red Bull's Toronto headquarters to hear him talk about his favourite 16 bars.
Before spitting some rhymes from Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers classic "C.R.E.A.M.," Raekwon talked to Sweet 16s' host King Reign about how growing up in a musical neighbourhood inspired him to pick up the microphone and create an international movement with his fellow Clan members. He then goes in-depth about his role in the group and how his surroundings ultimately shape his creative process.
Watch the video now in the player below.
Hosted by King Reign
Filmed by Katherine Kwan and Alex Ordanis
Audio recorded by Alex Ordanis
Audio mixed by Nash Bussieres
Edited by Katherine Kwan
Filmed at Red Bull Canada Ltd in Toronto, Canada