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RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang
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Lamont U-God Hawkins
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RAW: My Journey into the Wu-Tang

Lamont U-God Hawkins


9780571342419

Faber & Faber


Music;
Rap & Hip-Hop;
Individual composers & musicians, bands & groups;
Autobiography: arts & entertainment


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304 pages

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'It's time to write down not only my legacy but also the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life-scrappin' and hustlin' and tryin' to survive in the urban jungle of New York City - and turned that into something bigger than what we could possibly imagine, something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place.' - from RAW The Wu-Tang Clan are considered hip-hop royalty. Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story - until now. Lamont 'U-God' Hawkins was born in Brownsville, New York, in 1970. Raised by a single mother and forced to reckon with the hostile conditions of project life, Lamont learned from an early age how to survive. And surviving in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was no easy task - especially as a young black boy living in some of the city's most ignored and destitute districts. But, along the way, he met and befriended what would eventually form the Clan's core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Raised by the streets, and while bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto.

U-God's unforgettable first-person account of his journey - from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world - is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive, but paints, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history.

By:   Lamont U-God Hawkins
Imprint:   Faber & Faber
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 21mm
Weight:   415g
ISBN:   9780571342419
ISBN 10:   0571342418
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   March 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Born Lamont Jody Hawkins, U-God is an American rapper and hip-hop artist and one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. A native New Yorker, Raw is his first book.

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