New York : Picador, 2018.
292 pages ; 24 cm
Started off on the island — Growing up on the crime side — RUUUUMBLEEE!! — The 5 percenters — Hip-hop was our way of life — Crack hits the hill — It’s yourz — Cash rules everything around me — Enter the Wu-Tang — Turbulence — On the inside — Headed up north — When you come home — Saber-tooth tiger in the booth — The night the earth cried — Redemption — Tour life — Cracks in the foundation — The legacy.
An unforgettable first-person account of Hawkins? journey – from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world – is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive, but paints, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history. It is an explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont “U-God” Hawkins.