From Staircase to Stage: The Story of Raekwon and the Wu-Tang Clan

Written by:
Narrated by:
Raekwon , Landon Woodson

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
November 2021
11 hours 38 minutes
Featuring an exclusive interview with Raekwon the Chef and his son!

Legendary wordsmith Raekwon the Chef opens up about his journey from the staircases of Park Hill in Staten Island to sold-out stadiums around the world with Wu-Tang Clan in this revealing memoir—perfect for fans of The Autobiography of Gucci Mane and Hustle Harder, Hustle Smarter.

There are rappers who everyone loves and there are rappers who every rapper loves, and Corey Woods, a.k.a. Raekwon the Chef, is one of the few who is both. His versatile flow, natural storytelling, and evocative imagery have inspired legions of fans and a new generation of rappers. Raekwon is one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, and his voice and cadence are synonymous with the sound that has made the group iconic since 1991.

Now, for the first time, Raekwon tells his whole story, from struggling through poverty in order to make ends meet to turning a hobby into a legacy. The Wu-Tang tale is dense, complex, and full of drama, and here nothing is off-limits: the group’s origins, secrets behind songs like “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Protect Ya Neck,” and what it took to be one of the first hip-hop groups to go from the underground to the mainstream. Raekwon also delves deep into the making of his meticulous solo albums—particularly the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx—and talks about how spirituality and fatherhood continue to inspire his unstoppable creative process.

A celebration of perseverance and the power of music, From Staircase to Stage is a master storyteller’s lifelong journey to stay true to himself and his roots.
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A W.

This is a VERY good book..I loved the candor of the author..(and the narrator did a solid job)..the thing that I loved the most is that Rae wasn't coming from a place of hate..a lot of Authors (Scottie Pippen and Peter Criss) are coming from a bad position..(you can feel their negative energy)..I'm a LITTLE biased because 1) Rae's an artist and 2) from my era and background..but the book is a great read..I recommend this book to ANYONE and EVERYONE who wants to know what Hip-Hop life was like in NYC..thank you..

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