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Steve Inskeep spoke to Raekwon about the new book, the difficulties of his upbringing and the trappings of success. Sebastian Duncan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'From Staircase to Stage': Raekwon on growing up in N.Y. and the Wu-Tang Clan

In his new memoir, From Staircase to Stage, rapper Raekwon recalls watching as that relatively serene New York City neighborhood rapidly declined, succumbing to the wildfires of the crack epidemic.

Former President Donald Trump spoke at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., on his first full day in office, Jan. 21, 2017. But he had difficult relations with the intelligence community throughout his presidency. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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It's no secret: A CIA book looks at fraught relations with Trump

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Steve Inskeep spoke to Raekwon about the new book, the difficulties of his upbringing and the trappings of success. Sebastian Duncan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'From Staircase to Stage': Raekwon on growing up in N.Y. and the Wu-Tang Clan

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