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Hashstoria, Raekwon's Cannabis Lounge, Receives Approval To Operate By The Newark Central Planning Board After Initially Being Denied

Raekwon is cooking up a storm. The Wu-Tang Clan emcee’s application for his cannabis dispensary and lounge, Hashstoria, has been approved by the Newark Central Planning Board, according to NJBIZ. The decision comes after the board initially rejected the business operating as a Class 5 cannabis retail facility at 799-805 Broad St., Newark, NJ.

Aug 8, 2023

Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon Places His Focus On Building A Business Empire After A Decades-Long Run In Hip-Hop

Wu-Tang Clan has made it clear that they are nothing to f —k with since the release of their debut album, “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” in 1993. Nearly three decades later, nothing seems to have changed, at least not for original member Raekwon. While the legendary emcee was one of the leading rhyme assassins for the groundbreaking New York hip-hop group, he also reached great success as a solo artist starting with his platinum-selling debut, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” — a.k.a “The Purple Tape.”  

Mar 17, 2023

Wu-Tang's Raekwon To Open Hashstoria Cannabis Lounge In New Jersey

Raekwon is taking his talents further into the cannabis industry.

Feb 15, 2023

Ol' Dirty Bastard's Widow Files Lawsuit Against Wu-Tang Clan Over Unpaid Royalties

In another case of music industry relationships gone wrong, Ol’Dirty Bastard’s (ODB) widow is suing Wu-Tang Clan over unpaid royalties. According to Complex, Icelene Jones, who is the administrator of ODB’s estate, has officially filed a lawsuit against the legendary Hip-Hop group. She claims that as a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, her late husband is owed at least $1 million in royalties. The lawsuit has been filed in the New York Supreme Court and references a recording contract from 1992 that reveals that founding members ODB, Ghostface Killah, GZA, and Raekwon were to receive equal amounts of 50 percent of royalties from the group’s catalog.

Feb 10, 2022

Raekwon, Foot Locker, Diadora Collaborate For Initiative Rooted In Community, Music, And Sneaker Culture

When Hip-H op royalty meets sneaker company greatness, it is bound to be something great! Rapper Raekwon has teamed up with Diadora and Foot Locker to launch a community initiative called Community Linx that’s rooted in both music and sneaker culture and encompasses city-specific Diadora N9002 sneaker capsules to be sold exclusively at Foot Locker and Champs Sports. Courtesy Photo “Foot Locker, Inc. is continuously looking for ways to make a positive impact in the communities we serve,” said John Hochadel, Vice President, Global Concepts and Energy at Foot Locker, Inc., in an official news release shared with AfroTech. “We are excited to team with Raekwon and Diadora and collaborate on a program designed to empower and inspire. We look forward to seeing the impact this program has on everyone it touches.”

Jan 20, 2022

Only Built 4 Cuban Drinks: Raekwon's Licataa Secures Distro Deal With Black-Owned Distributor

Wu-Tang Clan’s own Raekwon has scored another win. In a press release announcement, it was revealed that the legendary rapper’s Lambrusco — which he calls “Licataa” — is now being distributed through Legacy Wines & Spirits, a Black-owned distribution company based in Kentucky. The union between Raekwon and Legacy was, in fact, a natural one. Licataa was inspired by the “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” rapper’s love of Italian culture and heritage. To bring the Lambrusco into the United States, the Chef (born Corey Woods) teamed up with Cantine Ceci, a family-owned winery with 80 years of history to produce a rich, bold, sparkling red wine. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Licataa (@licataawine) Situated in the rolling hills outside Parma, Italy, Cantine Ceci farms in the traditional way, with vineyards planted to catch the sun, carefully monitored throughout the growing season before each grape is harvested by hand at the perfect moment of ripeness. While the wine, itself, is...