News: Raekwon Calls Cee-Lo Green Daddy, "He's Playing My Pops"
Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 3:50PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon is taking his life story to Hollywood by announcing plans to cast Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo Green as his father in an upcoming biopic.
While the film is still in talks, Rae said he feels his story could have a strong budget behind it.
"Cee Lo Green [is] playing my pops in the film," Chef revealed in an interview. "Cee-Lo is gon' play Raekwon's ol' dad! ... [He's] a good friend of mine. When I called him and told him about it he was just overwhelmed. He's just one out of the greats that's gonna be on the project...We're definitely going for the theaters. The people that are gonna be involved with it definitely feel like it's a great picture, and there's a definite possibility it's a Lions Gate film." (XXL Mag)
In 2009, Rae hinted at his plans to venture into Hollywood.
"I'm starting to really do that film thing," Raekwon told DJ Whoo Kid in an interview. "Cause I had to go to LA to really invest what's going on with that paper. Because when you do this rap sh*t so long, you kinda wanna go to another level with it. I've been scheming on that since RZA been out there. We always been involved with that because we always got people calling us to do sh*t. I just wanted to go out there and I bumped into a little gold mine." (Radio Planet TV)
Earlier this year, Rae hit up SOHH explained why he felt that he is SOHH Underrated.
"I come from a spot where you're never supposed to feel satisfied. You know what I mean? You're supposed to keep growing and growing. It's like seeing a big tree out there and it's been out there for a hundred years. It's gonna be hard to knock that n*gga down so that's how I feel about my career. I feel [being] underrated is still good because at the end of the day, when you're underrated, it automatically says that you got a certain fan base that's gonna ride with you and they know you're underrated. So you know what, with me and my set of motherf*ckers going out there, and just saying, "Yo, this is the music we're coming for and that's the music we're [about]," underrated is still respected but it's about them showing what they can do." (SOHH Underrated)
Rae is currently on the road traveling throughout the world.
"Hit the studio for cpl hours then long flight to #Australia Tonight!," he tweeted August 1st.
"heading to airport!"
"Good to see my brothers ghost n deck!" (Raekwon's Twitter)
Check out some recent Raekwon footage down below: