In her first interview for What's The 411TV, Rita Obi has a sit-down interview with Wu-Tang Clan member, Raekwon.
Wasting no time, Rita asks, "The [Brooklyn] Hip Hop Festival is coming up, soon, what can we expect from your performance".
Nothing but fire, Raekwon responded. "Being driven on stage, you know, just raw exhilarating hip hop; a lot of great energy; this is what I love to do; this is my job, you know, to get up there and turn into a human CD on yall and give you quality music."
Raekwon Recognizes Hip Hop has Changed a Lot
"Back then it was all about making a great body of work off top, not just driving everything through single records, single songs," Raekwon said. "But hip hop is going to grow the way it grows..."
Despite the changes, Raekwon likes where hip hop is going.
"It's all about respecting every kind of music," Raekwon added.
One has to understand that there is a change going on and you have to adapt your sound.
Even Marvin Gaye adapted his sound when he saw the times changing.
Being authentic is always fun and it's also growing with the times too, that is supposed to be fun.
In essence, artists can be authentic but if you go too far over people's heads, you run the risk of losing them.
WATCH VIDEO: Raekwon Talks Authenticity and the Evolvement of Hip Hop
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