Saturday, April 01, 2017

Raekwon & Ghostface in One Nut Magazine (1995)

Raekwon & Ghostface Killah One Nut Magazine 1995
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah One Nut Magazine 1995
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah One Nut Magazine 1995
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah One Nut Magazine 1995
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah One Nut Magazine 1995
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah One Nut Magazine 1995

One Nut Magazine was popular in the early-mid 90s; it was a FREE publication, done bi-monthly out of Connecticut. In October of 1995, Raekwon was on the cover of the magazine and above was the featured article, which of course, included Ghostface, too. Out the gate, Ghostface makes his presence known: “Everybody cannot be a rapper. It’s not meant for everybody. Like everybody’s not meant to be a boxer; or be a model. Everybody’s not meant for all that, man … It’s hard to sell records. It’s very hard.” He drops another gem later in the interview: “There’s gonna be a time when you can’t buy nothing or sell nothing, so what you gonna do? They gonna be talking about you better have a piece of gold or silver. So what we doing is getting prepared for what’s about to happen. F#ck all this rap shit. I do this shit, I love this shit and all that shit, but my babies come first, man.” Remember, this is the end of '95, but they had the foresight to know what was potentially ahead of them in this industry (and their careers). Not to mention, that was at a time when artists were actually making good money off rap. Rae & Ghost’s longevity has been built on consistency in skill and execution, but nothing is promised tomorrow today.