March 17, 2018
Town Hall Seattle and 206 Zulu present
Lamont ‘U-God’ Hawkins
Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang
Many music fans consider the Wu-Tang Clan to be hip-hop royalty. But remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story. Town Hall is excited to partner with 206 Zulu to present Raw: My Journey into the Wu-Tang, a history of this seminole hip-hop group by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the group’s founding members. U-God charts the group’s origins—how, brought up by the streets and bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto. He shares stories of how he met and befriended those who would eventually form the Clan’s core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Join U-God for an evening of hip-hop revelations as he shares his journey from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, and captures in vivid detail the making of one of the most influential music acts in American music history.
Born Lamont Jody Hawkins, U-God is an American rapper and hip-hop artist and one of the founding members of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. A native New Yorker, Raw is his first book.
“It’s time to write down not only my legacy, but the story of nine dirt-bomb street thugs who took our everyday life―scrappin’ and hustlin’ and tryin’ to survive in the urban jungle of New York City―and turned that into something bigger than we could possibly imagine, something that took us out of the projects for good, which was the only thing we all wanted in the first place.” ―Lamont “U-God” Hawkins
Presented by Town Hall Seattle and 206 Zulu as part of the Arts & Culture series.
Event Format: 50 minute book talk, 20 minutes Q&A, post-event book signing.
153 14th Ave
Seattle Wa, 98122
7:30-10pm – All Ages