Prolific comedian Hannibal Buress talks comedy journalism, not drinking, his Handsome Rambler podcast, his love of music and thoughts on hip-hop, the work he’s doing to build the Melvina Masterminds Community Centre in Chicago, performing at JFL42, and much more! Supported by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Planet of Sound, and Grandad’s Donuts.
Raekwon the Chef is one of the fiercest MCs and hip-hop storytellers of all time. The Staten Island-bred artist is a member of the Wu-Tang Clan and has released classic albums on his own. His latest is Fly International Luxurious Art and is out now via his own Ice H2O imprint. I sat down with Rae at a listening party for F.I.L.A. at Red Bull Music Academy’s HQ in Toronto on May 22 and here, we discuss being a VIP, the Raekwon Canadian flag, sonic departures, some Wu-Tang fans are fantastic or fickle or stuck in the past, becoming successful early, nostalgia, the materialism on F.I.L.A. and tone deafness, making movies, what was up with A Better Tomorrow, whether or not Wu-Tang Clan have another classic left in them, if hip-hop is more revolutionary than rock music, the song “Revory (Wraith),” and then we out.
Related links: raekwonchronicles.com vishkhanna.com