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    When you a young kid at that age at that time, and you know that you got talent as far as hip hop, you wanna be on the radio, that's the first thing. So we was more or less infatuated with just havin' a song on the radio, you know? Before our careers even launched it was more or less about lettin' everybody know, 'Staten Island? You got good emcees there.'
    — Raekwon
    tags: time  young  age  talent  career  song  kids 
     
    I consider myself a genius because, when you talk about anything and everything, you a genius to me. It's just about makin' it fire on top o' more fire.
    — Raekwon
    tags: fire  genius 
     
    You know, I'm a product of my environment, gettin' into everything you know a kid my age would get into, a lot of negativity was surroundin' me. And we came, sat up and had a discussion about makin' a record, I think I was more or less overwhelmed with just that fact.
    — Raekwon
    tags: age  environment  facts  kids 
     
    You know the steez; you know my whole program. Brothers from the No-Lands, all we want is the G's guns and grams.
    — Raekwon
    I think there are a lot of dudes out there that are runnin' out of gas. Some of my favourites, even ones I look up to... I haven't been fully impressed with their dynamics of makin' a body of work that makes sense to me.
    — Raekwon
    tags: work  body 
     
    Whether you hear me come out with another album or whether you hear any one of the Clan members, we're always going to involve everybody. When I look at 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Part II,' I look at that as a Wu album. You feel me? Even though it was my brand and my thing that I done, I had my dudes on it.
    — Raekwon
    I'm very unpredictable, but at the end of the day, I'm working. Sometimes things change in my life. It's like, 'Hold up - that ain't feel good. That felt good.' And that's how I look at anything I do.
    — Raekwon
    You gotta have a schedule, you gotta have a team that's passionate about seeing you do the things you say you wanna do. When it comes to delivering this, it takes a lot of work and I can't do that on my own.
    — Raekwon
    tags: work  seeing 
     
    The main thing I look at is: Is it from the heart? If I know that you down with me, then we always gonna be down through whatever the thick and thin.
    — Raekwon
    The better you get, the more your legacy shines. I always just try to go hard. If you don't want do it for real, don't do it at all.
    — Raekwon
    tags: real 
     
    When you devote yourself to being an artist, you have to stay on your craft and always try to get better and better.
    — Raekwon
    tags: craft  artist 
     
    It's for real though, let's connect, politic...ditto!We could trade places, get lifted in the staircases,Word up, peace, incarcerated scarfaces.
    — Raekwon
    tags: peace  real 
     
    I got beef with commercial-ass niggas with gold teethLampin' in a Lexus eatin' beef.
    — Raekwon
    It's true, the Shaolin and the Wu-Tang, could be dangerous.
    — Raekwon
    tags: true  dangerous 
     
    Sometimes you can make a substantial amount of money and automatically think that you've made it, that you did everything you wanted to do. Some people just stop.
    — Raekwon
    tags: people  money 
     
    No question I would speed for cracks and weedThe combination made my eyes bleed.
    — Raekwon
    tags: eyes  questions 
     
    I think a lot of people can learn from listening to hip hop. It ain't always about beats and rhymes.
    — Raekwon
    tags: people  listening  learn  rhyme 
     
    As an artist, it's so important to create music that puts a chill through your body or does something to make you feel good. I think my album has a little bit of everything in it and that's important to me.
    — Raekwon
    tags: body  music  artist 
     
    I never been a hater of these other cats, who never really had nothing, being successful. That's not my problem.
    — Raekwon
    tags: problem  successful  cat 
     
    Call me the rap assassinator / rhymes rugged and built like Schwarzenegger
    — Raekwon
    tags: rhyme 
     
    It's important to have a spiritual side because tomorrow's no promise to us. We have to pay homage to our saviour and put him in our life more because, without him, you don't know where you're going to go.
    — Raekwon
    In order to be one of the greats, you've got to study the greats.
    — Raekwon
    All I did was take my time, figure out where I made a lot of mistakes and try not to make them no more.
    — Raekwon
    tags: time  mistakes 
     
    To be honest with you, I don't have one track that I consider better than the next because all I'm trying to do is still grow as an artist. I got way better since the early nineties, as far as putting words together. My best energy probably was the '90s, because I was new.
    — Raekwon
    tags: energy  artist 
     
    When you think of Hollywood, you think of the land of opportunity. I always want to have the opportunity to do things conducive to my career.
    — Raekwon
    I want to show the world that you do have some artists that are ready to go to the next level, and instead of being selfish with their career they'll open up the door to other people. I'm in a position to open up the door to help other people do what I do.
    — Raekwon
    tags: people  world  help  career  artist 
     
    The most important thing is just to be recognised as a legend, like the people call me. To have that title attached to your name, you've got to be a bad man. It's an honour to have that role.
    — Raekwon
    tags: men  people  bad 
     
    I doubt if you get another Wu-Tang Clan. That might be harder than getting the new Jackson Five
    — Raekwon
    tags: doubt 
     
    Soul music has so many great artists who put their thing down. That's important.
    — Raekwon
    tags: soul  music  artist 
     
    When I sit here and see that the eight brothers from the neighborhood that I grew up with still have success, it had to be magical.
    — Raekwon
    tags: success 
     
    I love the energy that comes when I get on the mic. It keeps me creative and I love to hear what the fans want, what they love or hate about it.
    — Raekwon
    tags: hate  energy  creative 
     
    A star's the work - the work ethic you put into the business, and the people you excite. We only wanted to excite only a few people at that time, which was some o' the emcees that was hot that was in the game.
    — Raekwon
    tags: time  people  work  star  ethics  business  games 
     
    Rza just used the whole synopsis of the karate flick and capitalised offa that around this music. Some things you find out and you compare to yourself, and you're like, 'Wow, it has so much comparison to it', you start to live like that. And that's what happened - we started callin' ourselves Wu-Tang.
    — Raekwon
    tags: live  music 
     
    Well Ice H20 is my company that I plan to take to the next level with new artists, books, movies and so forth. It's more like a multimedia brand that I want to take to the next level and put some talented people on.
    — Raekwon
    tags: people  movie  book  artist  company 
     
    Analyzin' miss clairol, fendi'd down mascara on, assistant manager in paragon
    — Raekwon
    L.A.'s always been good to me.
    — Raekwon
    Growing up in music motivated me. I applied that to my education and it made me a better person.
    — Raekwon
    tags: people  music  education 
     
    But 'Cuban Linx' was a project that really needed to come, and I really wanted to get it off my chest because I know that the fans were really skeptical about it, like 'is this really gonna be what it's supposed to be?' So once everybody caught it for what it was and everybody was happy, that's mission accomplished for me.
    — Raekwon
    As you keep shooting the ball, you become a better basketball player.
    — Raekwon
    I just want to be remembered as a dope MC. As somebody who really covered a lot of ground and became internationally known.
    — Raekwon
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