Raekwon and Ghostface Killah have been performing the former’s classic 1995 debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx at Rock the Bells 2011, but Rae explains that the album is “a gift and a curse.” Speaking with MTV, the Chef explained how people get fixated on a certain style and are less willing to expand horizons.
“It is a gift and a curse, because sometimes people get stuck off of one style I got, and that’s cool if that’s what you love,” he said. “I mean, I wanna be loved regardless by the fans because they help me pay my bills and allow me to still be here, but as long as you know what I’m capable of.
“Of course I get tired of people dwelling on that, but at the same time, that’s me, that made me a Martin Luther King rap n—a, that put me in a certain box,” he continued. “So if that’s what you know me by, as long as you know me from the get-down side. Other than that, all I can do is keep climbing and keep growing and that’s all I been doing.”
Watch the interview below.