Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon Places His Focus On Building A Business Empire After A Decades-Long Run In Hip-Hop
As 2023 marks hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, it’s not lost on Raekwon just how remarkable it is for him to still have loyal supporters show up and show out for him after 30 years in the game. His music journey officially started in the ‘90s yet it continues to evolve as both “day ones” and the new generation show their love for his gift to the world.
“We’ve been in the game for so long sometimes we don’t know if our fanbase still remains out there like that supporting us, but it was a big surprise for me to just see that every night the shows are just sold out,” Raekwon recalled of the first half of the tour. “People of all ages are coming out representing us.
“Wu-Tang, Nas, we’ve been traveling for a long time back and forth around the world. We all probably ran through about five passports right now in our career, maybe more,” he continued. “For us, it’s very important to engage with our fans all over the world. So this gives us a big opportunity to go back and visit them, recollect on the times when we were out there in the beginning of our careers, and now, just still letting them know we here. We still out there doing what we need to do. We always gave that oath as an artist to always come back and visit all the places that show love to you. So now, we get that opportunity to do it again.”