Raekwon thinks Justin Bieber is a lesbian

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"I think a lesbian artist that been in the game for a minute [HE ACTUALLY SAID THIS], we need to embrace the younger generation and give them an opportunity to stand next to us and do great, great music."

gr8080, Friday, 18 March 2011 19:28 (nine years ago) link

DiS: First off, I just want to tell you I’ve been a Wu Tang fan for like 17 years so, it's amazing to get to talk to you.

Raekwon: Ah so you been there since day one huh?

DiS: Yeah - pretty much man, since I was like 13 or something.

R: That's good stuff man, thank you.

VERY professional interview

J0rdan S., Friday, 18 March 2011 19:28 (nine years ago) link

mistranscription?

for real molars who ain't got no fillings (Hurting 2), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:29 (nine years ago) link

He really meant 'labian'

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 March 2011 19:30 (nine years ago) link

this interview is really gross

J0rdan S., Friday, 18 March 2011 19:31 (nine years ago) link

Bieber probably thinks Raekwon's Chinese

OH RICHEY, WHY. (PaulTMA), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:45 (nine years ago) link

mistranscription?

― for real molars who ain't got no fillings (Hurting 2), Friday, March 18, 2011 7:29 PM (16 minutes ago) Bookmark

yeah, it seems like it almost has to be — if you try to follow the thought he is expressing in that sentence, 'lesbian (or whatever word it was) artist who has been in the game for a minute' seems more like it's him talking about himself...?

SBlendor in the grass (bernard snowy), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:48 (nine years ago) link

or the based god

J0rdan S., Friday, 18 March 2011 19:49 (nine years ago) link

one possible, more sensible reading: "I think, all us bein' artists that been in the game for a minute, we need to" etc etc — ?

SBlendor in the grass (bernard snowy), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:50 (nine years ago) link

when has raekwon ever made sense

I am sorry for my insensitive tweet (Edward III), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:52 (nine years ago) link

when is he going to explain where the fuck his name comes from

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:56 (nine years ago) link

also http://lesbianswholooklikejustinbieber.tumblr.com/

gr8080, Friday, 18 March 2011 20:07 (nine years ago) link

How could it be a mistranscription? It sez [HE ACTUALLY SAID THIS] right next to it?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:20 (nine years ago) link

like raekwon owes you shit, I bet you still got his killer tape

xxp

I am sorry for my insensitive tweet (Edward III), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:21 (nine years ago) link

Although Bernard's reading does make more sense.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:21 (nine years ago) link

when is he going to explain where the fuck his name comes from

― in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 19:56 (32 minutes ago) Bookmark

rza explains it in one of his books. i think it comes from some old kung fu movie, although i can't remember specifics and i cannot be bothered looking it up. :D

Nult AGL (a hoy hoy), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:31 (nine years ago) link

I would guess that he said "I would think, just being an artist that been in the game for a minute" &c

five gone cats from Boston (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:38 (nine years ago) link

fwiw this guy has the name "Kayne" in his transcript twice

gr8080, Friday, 18 March 2011 20:40 (nine years ago) link

i was really looking forward to lols but otherwise the sentence makes no sense

flopson, Friday, 18 March 2011 20:40 (nine years ago) link

allez bien

administratieve blunder (unregistered), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:45 (nine years ago) link

one possible, more sensible reading: "I think, all us bein' artists that been in the game for a minute, we need to" etc etc — ?

― SBlendor in the grass (bernard snowy), Friday, March 18, 2011 2:50 PM (53 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

it's totally this^

when has raekwon ever made sense

― I am sorry for my insensitive tweet (Edward III), Friday, March 18, 2011 2:52 PM (51 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

he always seems pretty low key and lucid in interviews IMO

rza explains it in one of his books. i think it comes from some old kung fu movie, although i can't remember specifics and i cannot be bothered looking it up. :D

it's not in the Wu-Tang Manual. is it in RZA's recent bio? I've watched my share of kung-fu movies and never come across this one.

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:48 (nine years ago) link

Rake One

flopson, Friday, 18 March 2011 20:49 (nine years ago) link

Ray Kwong

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 20:52 (nine years ago) link

think I've cracked it

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:19 (nine years ago) link

Lathleen:How did you get the name Raekwon the chef?

Raekwon:I use to be a 5 percenter, I went from a 5 percenter to being a Muslim. I had gotten my name from a couple of friends, it came from back in my early days when I was seeking knowledge that I wasn’t able to get out of school at the time. We wasn’t getting a lot learnt from school at the time, they weren’t paying attention to us. I wanted to search for the higher plane of knowledge and I went to that side of it. The nation has taught me a lot.

taco al pastorius (Steve Shasta), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:27 (nine years ago) link

wtf that doesn't explain anything!

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:30 (nine years ago) link

wtf more do u want it's a name his friends gave him jesus

flopson, Friday, 18 March 2011 21:37 (nine years ago) link

I just want to know where it comes from since it's such a random word and every other Wu-Tang moniker has some complex story/rationale/explanation behind it. "his friends made it up" doesn't really cut it, no.

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:38 (nine years ago) link

people can make up names shakey.

also: study your lessons, you lack knowledge of self.

like if all your friends randomly decided to call you Bleeqwot I think you would wonder wtf they were thinking no

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:38 (nine years ago) link

not if you were a total Bleeqwot

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:40 (nine years ago) link

From here:
http://books.google.com/books?id=XkCncJ7j744C

Raekwon, who was named after the chef character in old kung fu movies, not only literally cooked very well (' 'He was known for cooking up some really good fish,'' writes RZA [20]), but he also had "flavor," as RZA writes-- "He had the Gumby haircut, the Gucci shoes, and he had the freshest slang of anybody" (21).

taco al pastorius (Steve Shasta), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:40 (nine years ago) link

huh. I have never come across this chef character. weird! thx shasta

in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:46 (nine years ago) link

"We wasn’t getting a lot learnt from school"

Wacky Way Lounge (Evan), Friday, 18 March 2011 21:50 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

like if all your friends randomly decided to call you Bleeqwot I think you would wonder wtf they were thinking no

― in my world of suggest bans (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, March 18, 2011 5:38 PM bookmarkflaglink

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winters (josh), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 06:55 (two months ago) link

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Pissed Jeans Genie C. Riley (PBKR), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:15 (two months ago) link

Random Raekwon anecdote: My parents who are in their mid 70's had a meal at Carmine's last year and sat unknowingly a table away from him and his date. They shared a lovely conversation about life and New York and only found out he was famous after they left when a flabbergasted waitress asked "did you know who that was??!" I died when they told me.

octobeard, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:37 (two months ago) link

my dad met several members of the Fat Boys at a tire shop in Brooklyn in 1992

lumen (esby), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:39 (two months ago) link

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pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 21:42 (two months ago) link

Bleeq-wot82

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