Rae was first asked to name his list of non-Wu-Tang Clan, top five rappers of all time. The artists he named, in no particular order, included Rakim, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, and Chuck D.
The New York City emcee was then asked to name the top rapper right now, to which he responded with Jay Z.
Prior to naming his rap favorites, Raekwon spoke briefly on his upcoming solo album, Fly International Luxurious Art as well as Wu-Tang Clan’s multi-million dollar album. In regards to his solo album, he revealed that Snoop Dogg will serve as one of the artists featured on the project.
“This album right here I got to say this is one of my top works today, you know? I really don’t like to give out all the goods right away,” he said. “Yeah, I’ll give you one. I got the legendary Snoop on the album.
“You know how you go to an art gallery and you look at a bunch of art pictures,” he added, while speaking on the Wu-Tang album. “With this project right here is basically gonna be auctioned in a museum. Whoever comes with the highest bid is the winner of this classic album.”
Towards the end of Raekwon’s interview with GQ, the topic of conversation shifted to family. The rapper, who has two daughters and one son, was asked what the craziest thing about being a father is.
“Time, man,” he said when asked about being a father. “You gotta give kids time. Cause they don’t care about anything else, but being with you. Just when you’re not able to give them the time that they deserve and you just watching them grow from a distance it bothers you sometimes. But also you want to let them know that you out there making sure that they don’t need nothing from nobody.”
Raekwon’s interview with GQ can be found below.