Raekwon recently opened the offices of Ice H20, his new Toronto label, with supreme optimism. He spoke with the Toronto Sun about the untapped talent pool in Canada, his next album and Wu-Tang’s plans for their 20th anniversary.

Here’s the copy of his very optimistic thoughts on Canada’s talent:

“What brought me here is because of the fact the city is so rich and filled with talent that’s being overlooked.”

“Alright you got Drake who made it but there’s still more people here. And if you really look at the table chart of Canadian artists that made it out of here, the majority of them, you could say were successful. Avril Lavigne. Melanie Fiona. Kardinal Offishall. Justin Bieber, my little nephew. So my thing is we want come in and diffuse anything that’s not real, anything that doesn’t associate with real hip-hop. We want to be the one that says, ‘Yo, we want to help build and build a bigger and better industry.’ I’m just like. ‘Yo with talent from Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec,’ who’s paying attention?'”

I don’t care for Drake or Justin Bieber but they are successful. And here’s the bit about the Wu-Tang’s 20th anniversary.

Raekwon is also working on his next solo record, with Kanye West among his collaborators, a possible Wu-Tang Clan 20th anniversary tour and CD in 2012, and a non-traditional biopic about his life called C.R.E.A.M. starring Erykah Badu and Cee-Lo Green as his parents.

You can read the whole article here.

via [Toronto Sun]


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