The time has arrived for another Ask The Bearded Guy blog. This time we had the pleasure of interviewing the legendary Raekwon from the iconic Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon is also an avid user of our products, so we took the opportunity to talk to him about our brand, grooming routine, music and lifestyle.
When did you first start to rap and who were your idols?
“I started rapping around 12 yrs old. My inspirations were guys from my neighbourhood and the whole mid 80’s hip hop and R&B. That whole era made me who I am today.”
What inspires you to write?
“The inspiration to write comes from within and the ability to listen to beats that represent an emotional vibe. Wherever the beat goes, it takes me on a ride and then lyrics start to pour…”
What advice can you give to the new generation of artists and producers?
“I would tell those guys that hard work and dedication excels your craft. Take it seriously and look at the passion as a fun job and you will be fine.”
What do you do to relax when you are not busy with music and touring?
“Now, I’m more of a movie, stay-home guy. I love being amongst my family…just kick back, good food, oldies music, etc.”
What are your interests and hobbies in your spare time?
“My interests and hobbies are just being creative. I love taking on new projects. Outside of music, I love sports. Boxing is my favourite and I love to talk to people about having goals.”
What is on your playlist at the moment?
“My playlist is very rare. Marvin, Stevie, Luther, Stylistics, Keith Sweat and of course making new music does it for me as well.”
How do you keep yourself looking sharp? Tell us more about your daily grooming routine…
“It’s important to take of yourself. Grooming, I always love getting haircuts. They say you look good and you feel good.”
What do you think to the Bear Grooming brand?
“I love the products! It really works. It feels like a spa for the facial. I feel in love with it… S**t I need more lol.”
Do you like our signature black pepper and sandalwood scent?
“Yes!!!! It has a grown man scent. Easy to wash out….plus it gives my beard a flawless shine”.
“Beard Wash is my favourite. I can be in so many different places where people smoke, drink and party. When I’m home, the shower calls for me and your beard wash is like a scrub. It takes away the odour and keeps my skin radiant which makes my hair grow every three hours loll”.
Would you recommend Bear Grooming to the rest of the clan?
“Absolutely. But a lot of dudes don’t wear beards, only a few”.
Bear Grooming “We’ve got you covered there with new products launching soon”.
Lastly, when are you releasing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx III?
“That album will come soon just don’t know exactly when. Hey, we will see what’s in store!”