How do your favorite rappers write their rhymes? To find out, Complex TV has started a new series, The Process. Hosted by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and shot at New York City's legendary Chung King Studios, The Process features intimate conversations with established legends as well as exciting up-and-comers about how they put their rhymes together and the magic that happens when the pen hits the pad. New episodes of The Process premiere every Tuesday on Complex TV.
In the premiere episode of The Process with Peter Rosenberg, Raekwon talks about the making of some of his Wu-Tang classics. Renowned for his off-kilter rhyme style, The Chef talks about coming from the slums of Shaolin and rising to the top of the rap game. "Even when we did Enter The 36 Chambers, I didn't consider myself as being like a great MC," admits Rae. "I was a good one because I was able to fill in the gaps."
He talks about the making of his classic debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... When discussing "Glaciers of Ice" he claims that when he first heard the beat he thought it was like "a party of gunshooters." When discussing making Wu-Tang's "CREAM," The Chef reveals that he originally had a different verse. But when he played it for the crew, only one person questioned it but it was enough for him to rewrite his verse and make it the classic it is today.
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