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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.

Good Night Oatmello feat. Late Era
Tranquility Oatmello feat. fantompower
The Spark Rohne
Cerulean Rohne
Latitude (Remix) Nujabes feat. Five Deez
Starlings Marley Carroll
Luna Moth Marley Carroll

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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Seven Hunters [Dam Mantle Mix] Hidden Orchestra
Spoken [Submerse Remix] Hidden Orchestra

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

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Protect Ya Neck Wu-Tang Clan
Ice Cream Raekwon
Shadows The American Dollar
Clones The American Dollar
The Pale Light Softens Edges Gordon's Tsunami Week
Bleeding Walls Gordon's Tsunami Week
Missoula Tristeza
Aleutian Legendary Skies
Gradus Legendary Skies
Double Space Portico Quartet
Unrest Portico Quartet
Souvlaki Space Station Slowdive

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