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Raekwon Talks About His Canal Street Video

Posted By on March 30, 2010

     Long-Time Wu-Tang member Raekwon recently sat down to talk about his new "Canal Street" music video. Raekwon said he tried to protray the vivid images with the lyrics he used in the songs. "I write rhymes that paint clear pictures," he said in an interview. "You can almost close your eyes and see every scene, character and location. I feel like every song off the album deserves it's own visual. The video for 'Canal Street' is another installment."

      LaMarck, the man who directed the video, recently talked about working with Raekwon on the video. "Coming up, Raekwon was my favorite artist, so doing the video with him was a career highlight," the director said. "He's a visionary who know what he wants. CL2 was so cinematic. His style of MCing has always been so vivid and clear. That makes creating a visual counterpart easy. Most importantly, Rae knows what he's looking for. He comes in with a direction, but is also open to the collaboration of ideas."

Raekwon – Canal Street