Alguns membros do lendário grupo de rap Wu-Tang Clan revelaram que têm um grande interesse em visitar, e em alguns casos revisitar, Trinidad e Tobago.
Em entrevista a Nigel Telesford no CaliRoots Music Festival (Califórnia) homenagearam a cultura das Índias Ocidentais e o reggae.
“West Indian culture has played a major role in Hip-Hop since Hip-Hop started man! Since Hip-Hop started! I’m a real hip-hop dude so I’ma tell you something that’s real and like Rza told you earlier: where we grew up, we grew up around West Indians – they showed us how to survive, showed us how to eat even when we couldn’t go out there and get real jobs and all that shit – they showed us how to make a business outta yuhself! They stand for something… Trinidad represent good food man and the women is bananas, you know that!”, disse Raheem “RZA” Diggs.
O produtor saudou ainda o festival onde actuaram por criarem uma ponte entre o Reggae e o Hip-Hop.
“We love Cali but the thing about this right here is its the CaliRoots Festival, which is a reggae festival and we grew up Brooklyn, Staten Island, Park Hill – we call it Shaolin – but we grew up around reggae and around West Indian culture all the time”, acrescentou.
“We were introduced to Reggae at a young age, but we represent Hip-Hop and its a beautiful thing to see as music evolved and the popularity of all the artists evolved to where you can get Wu-Tang and Cypress Hill along with some of the top Reggae acts – its a beautiful thing, yuhknowwhatImean.”