Thursday, June 28, 2012
Q&A: Meyhem Lauren On Hotel Life, Ralph Lauren, And Why The Wu-TangClan Is The Best Rap Group Of All Time
With Meyhem Lauren's profile looking to receive its biggest boost yet, we checked in with him to talk about going way back with Das Racist, his obsession with Ralph Lauren's Polo clothing line, and why he's convinced the Wu-Tang Clan are the greatest ever rap group in the world.
Did you once mention that the Wu-Tang Clan were the greatest ever rap group of all time in a song?
Why do you think that?
There's just so much talent. First of all, to even have a group of that size of people with so much equal talent, and then the effect they had on society during that era. That was the Wu-Tang era: people were talking like them, people were dressing like them, and it was deeper than rap. Their whole image was the way to be back then.
Can you remember the first time you heard a Wu-Tang Clan song?
I probably heard "Protect Ya Neck" but the first song that caught me was "C.R.E.A.M." and after that I went back to the other songs. With "C.R.E.A.M." I was like, just wow. I was young at the time—I had to be 12-years-old when "C.R.E.A.M." dropped—and I remember me and my brother would just watch Video Music Box all day. We just wanted to hear that and [Gang Starr's] "Mass Appeal." Those dudes are still idols to me.