“Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang” is an autobiographical account by Wu-Tang Clan member, Lamont “U-God” Hawkins. In this book, U-God takes us on a journey through his life, from growing up in the streets of New York to becoming a member of one of the most influential hip-hop groups of all time.
The book is full of fascinating anecdotes and insights into the early days of the Wu-Tang Clan. U-God’s story is a testament to the power of perseverance and determination in the face of adversity. Despite facing numerous obstacles, including poverty, violence, and drug addiction, U-God never gave up on his dream of making it as a rapper.
One of the strengths of the book is the way in which U-God paints a vivid picture of life in the projects of Staten Island. He describes the struggles and triumphs of his community in a way that’s both honest and poignant. Through his words, we get a sense of the rich cultural heritage that informs the Wu-Tang Clan’s music.
Another standout feature of the book is the way in which U-God provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of some of the Wu-Tang Clan’s most iconic albums. He describes the creative process, the interpersonal dynamics, and the challenges of bringing together a group of talented and sometimes volatile artists.
Overall, “Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang” is a fascinating and illuminating read for anyone interested in the history of hip-hop and the Wu-Tang Clan. U-God’s story is a testament to the power of music and the human spirit, and a reminder of the enduring legacy of one of the most influential groups in hip-hop history.
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