Raekwon recently got heavy into conversation with Peter Bailey’s NiteCap about the current state of hip-hop. Explaining how his generation of hip-hop spoke on socioeconomic struggles from their standpoint, the Wu-Tang rapper compared his day to today’s climate.
The Chef also offered his thoughts on the ever-controversial Iggy Azalea.
“She’s doing what she wants to do,” he said. “She was able to take it from somewhere so far away, where she was at, to here and nobody’s gonna ever wanna give it up because of course she’s a white girl, pretty and she’s got talent. Then you’re gonna have people ridicule that because she’s from Australia. I think she’s talented in her form and we just have to accept that and don’t look at it as ‘oh you’re not from that life because a lot of people aren’t from that life.”
Raekwon also pointed how to the disparity of attention to other artists who embrace “that life” such as French Montana, who is from Morocco and not the hard streets of New York.
The Wu-Tang member kept it clear: “music is for whoever knows how to make it. We have to say ‘if you’re talented, you’re talented.’” –– Cook T.P.