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POT TV – Legendary rapper Raekwon The Chef says the Wu-Tang Clan’s masterpiece first album – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – was fueled by pot and pizza."
"We was getting roasted," Raekwon told Pot TV. "Around ’93 we was already weed hawks. Blunts was lit and we would always go to RZA’s house and just bring a lot of weed and eat a lot of pizza. That’s how we made Enter The 36 Chambers. It was about getting nice."
Rae said rapping about herb hadn’t really become a big thing in hip-hop until about that time.
"It had always been around it just hadn’t been really publicized at that level until guys like Method Man and B-Real and Redman and them started really promoting it heavy because that was what they loved."
Rae on dabbing: "To be honest with you, I see it it, but I’m just a little nervous to do it. I don’t know why, it’s just dumb for me not to want to do it because it’s the best way to smoke it but."
The rapper told Pot TV that marijuana has always been a creative catalyst for his music.
"Marijuana always had a lot to do with my career. It wasn’t the high, it was the motivation it gave me. A lot of time people thing when you smoke you just want to be a stoner. No – for me it made me innovate, it made me create, it made me talk to myself and believe in certain things that I wanted to do as well as make me feel good. That’s important to me."
Watch the full interview with Raekwon by Pot TV Editor Jeremiah Vandermeer above.
Video recorded by Carly Marley.
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