Raekwon Raves

He's got game in the kitchen, and a healthy appetite for talking shit out and staying in the know

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THE NEWS
It discourages me, but it's there for us to be able to learn. You gotta know what's going on in the world. You ain't never want to feel like you're the last person to find out what the fuck is going on.

COOKING
I'm the chef, so I'll whip something up. Simple shit – turkey burgers with grilled onions. I don't eat steaks no more, but I love fried chicken, even though that shit is bad for you. I love cooking for people, because you get to see how people respond to your food when they taste it.

COMFORTABLE CLOTHES
I'm the type of cat that likes to wear sweat pants and Nikes – comfortable stuff. I like leather pants, suede jackets, goose-down coats, leather blazers. Now I've learned how to not spend so much money for the stuff that would look good. I can go get a hundred-dollar pair of jeans but get a twenty-dollar shirt and make the whole outfit look hype.

DEBATES
My family and friends have discussions like we in the White House. We talk about serious topics. It could be something involving my business that I could be overlooking, but we could speak on that topic until it makes sense to us at the end of the day. We just the type of brothers that we always want to learn stuff.

SILVER CARS
I got a [Mercedes] Benz that's silver. I got a silver Range [Rover], too. Silver's my best color, because you might have a hater walk by and scratch it. With silver, you can't see it. I get silver for a strategy, because I know how mother-fuckers behave.

This story is from the February 3rd, 2000 issue of Rolling Stone.

From The Archives Issue 833: February 3, 2000