U-God Is The First Wu-Tang Member To Drop A Biography - Book Out Now
U-God was seen by many as the quiet one and that makes it fitting that he's the first one to tell his story and their story (Wu-Tang Clan) in book form. The book begins in his childhood and progresses into his teenage years and gives many details of events during his pre-adulthood life that would shape him into who he would become. He also gives insight into the other Clan members personalities and tells teenage stories he has of him together with other Wu members before they were in the Wu-Tang Clan - when they were just teenagers with a dream of making it out of the hood.
The name of the book is Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang and the hardcover version drops March 6th, while the paperback and Kindle versions can be picked up today. CLICK BOOK COVER BELOW TO BUY!
Here's what people are saying about it:
"This book is great couldn't put it down finished it in 48 hours U GOD ALLAH REALLY LIVED HIS TRUTH." -- Charlamagne Tha God
Mesmerizing Book by @ugod_zilla!! Go get that!! -- Raekwon Da Chef
“It’s time to write down not only my legacy, but the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life―scrappin’ and hustlin’ and tryin’ to survive in the urban jungle of New York City―and turned that into something bigger than we could possibly imagine, something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place.” ―Lamont "U-God" Hawkins (the author of this book)
The Wu-Tang Clan are considered hip-hop royalty. Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story―until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks.
Lamont “U-God” Hawkins was born in Brownsville, New York, in 1970. Raised by a single mother and forced to reckon with the hostile conditions of project life, U-God learned from an early age how to survive. And surviving in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was no easy task―especially as a young black boy living in some of the city’s most ignored and destitute districts. But, along the way, he met and befriended those who would eventually form the Clan’s core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Brought up by the streets, and bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto.
U-God’s unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history. -- from Amazon.com