Twenty years ago, Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon released his seminal debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, providing the street hustler's blueprint for living -- and shopping -- like a one percenter. With his sixth LP, Fly International Luxurious Art, out April 28 on his own ICEH2O label through Caroline, the 45-year-old reflects on the ups and downs of flossing like a boss.
"When Wu-Tang made [its 1993 debut] Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), we were like, 'I need jewels around my neck right now, because I'm the f---ing shit like that.' So I bought some jewelry and my first Rolex. I went to the Rolex store and took time to learn about the watches. All I knew before that was the name."