Raekwon talked about the title of his book coming from Vlad’s favourite song of his “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” and went into detail about his upbringing in New York during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Raekwon recounted his father being a “stone cold crook” and drug addict while also recalling how crack transformed his community as a whole. Raekwon described the impact crack had on his community. He claimed crack dealers didn’t enter the drug trade as a career goal but as a “phase” in order to make a few extra dollars. Raekwon recalled crack not being considered a damaging drug at first and experimenting with it as a 13-year-old. The Wu-Tang member also talked about being locked out of his house and having to stay with a crack fiend.