CA – Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang Signing

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins appears in conversation with Jensen Karp (Drop the Mic) at Vroman’s Bookstore on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign Raw: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang.

The Wu-Tang Clan are considered hip-hop royalty. Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story–until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks.

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins was born in Brownsville, New York, in 1970. Raised by a single mother and forced to reckon with the hostile conditions of project life, U-God learned from an early age how to survive. And surviving in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s was no easy task–especially as a young black boy living in some of the city’s most ignored and destitute districts. But, along the way, he met and befriended those who would eventually form the Clan’s core: RZA, GZA, Method Man, Raekwon, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, and Masta Killa. Brought up by the streets, and bonding over their love of hip-hop, they sought to pursue the impossible: music as their ticket out of the ghetto.

U-God’s unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history. (Picador USA)

We will be hosting this event outside on the Vroman’s stage!

Those wishing to get books signed will be asked to purchase at least one copy of the author’s most recent title from Vroman’s. For each purchased copy of the newest title, customers may bring up to three copies from home to be signed. This policy applies to all Vroman’s Bookstore events unless otherwise noted. Save your Vroman’s receipt; it will be checked when you enter the signing line.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 449-5320

TX – U-God Signing

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, appears at Brazos Bookstore on Monday, March 12th at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign his memoir RAW: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WU-TANG, the explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of hip-hop royalty.

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins is one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, “the most significant posse in hip-hop” (Rolling Stone). He and fellow members RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and CappaDonna released four gold and platinum studio albums, including 1993’s Enter the Wu-Tang, widely considered to be one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history. Raised in some of New York City’s harshest neighborhoods in the 1970s and ’80s, U-God met and bonded with his future groupmates over a shared love of music and the dream of escape. Raw tells his deeply personal story.

Brazos Bookstore
2421 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77005
(713) 523-0701

PA – U-God Signing

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Thursday, March 8th at 7:30 PM to discuss and sign his memoir RAW: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WU-TANG, the explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of hip-hop royalty. Tickets available at the link!

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins is one of the founding members of the Wu-Tang Clan, “the most significant posse in hip-hop” (Rolling Stone). He and fellow members RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, and CappaDonna released four gold and platinum studio albums, including 1993’s Enter the Wu-Tang, widely considered to be one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history. Raised in some of New York City’s harshest neighborhoods in the 1970s and ’80s, U-God met and bonded with his future groupmates over a shared love of music and the dream of escape. Raw tells his deeply personal story.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

CO – U-God Signing

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins, one of the founding members of Wu-Tang Clan, appears at Tattered Cover Book Store on Friday, March 16th at 7:00 PM to discuss and sign his memoir RAW: MY JOURNEY INTO THE WU-TANG, the explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of hip-hop royalty.

Remarkably, none of the founding members have told their story–until now. Here, for the first time, the quiet one speaks. U-God’s unforgettable first-person account of his journey, from the streets of Brooklyn to some of the biggest stages around the world, is not only thoroughly affecting, unfiltered, and explosive but also captures, in vivid detail, the making of one of the greatest acts in American music history.

Get tickets at the link…

Tattered Cover
2526 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
(303) 322-7727

GA – Lamont “U-God” Hawkins Signing

Lamont “U-God” Hawkins appears at the Georgia Tech Bookstore on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM to speak about the explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan – and sign copies of his unforgettable memoir, RAW.

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Georgia Tech Bookstore
48 5th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308
(404) 894-2515

NYC – The Unquotable Trump Signing

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Cartoonist Robert Sikoryak appears at JHU Comic Books on Friday, January 20, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM to sign THE UNQUOTABLE TRUMP.

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JHU Comic Books MANHATTAN
32 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10016
(212) 268-7088

Thomas Jane Gets RAW at Dallas Comic Con 2011

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Thomas Jane gets RAW at Dallas Comic Con, this May 21-22

For the past two years actor Thomas Jane has turned in an amazing performance on the hit HBO series HUNG, in which he stars as an average guy doing whatever he can to get a leg up… or, uh, something like that. Tom’s acting has been so appreciated, he’s received two back-to-back Golden Globe nominations, and a third season is on the way. Regardless of whether you’ve seen the show, chances are you’ll recognize Jane from one of his many memorable roles through the years, including his breakout scenes in BOOGIE NIGHTS, the Renny Harlin shark thriller DEEP BLUE SEA, his terrific interpretation of Mickey Mantle in 61*, Cameron Diaz’s love interest in the sexy comedy THE SWEETEST THING, the daring and difficult true story of STANDER, his comic book adaptation of “Frank Castle” in THE PUNISHER, the controversial leading man in Frank Darabont’s adaptation of Stephen King’s THE MIST, and so much more. You many have also chuckled during his memorable cameo in SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD… I know I did.

In 2005, Tom made his first appearance at the Dallas Comic Con, where he debuted the very first concept art for his comic book project BAD PLANET in the show program book. Since then he’s released multiple comic projects through his RAW Studios imprint, a company he’s formed with business partner and accomplished creator Tim Bradstreet. Series like BAD PLANET and ALIEN PIG FARM 3000 (written by DRIVE ANGRY 3D screenwriter Todd Farmer) have wowed fans and critics with fun throwback-style stories and artwork by some of the best artists in the business. Jane is currently working with acclaimed writer Bruce Jones to revive the ALIEN WORLDS and TWISTED TALES comic books, and has already written, directed and starred in his own movie, DARK COUNTRY. But you don’t have to just read about the actor’s exploits, you could actually meet him and his creative partners in person at the upcoming Dallas Comic Con this May 21-22. Thomas Jane, Tim Bradstreet, Todd Farmer and Bruce Jones will all be in attendance, along with RAW collaborators Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson. The RAW booth rarely makes a full appearance at any show outside of San Diego Comic-Con and the Long Beach Comic Con, but they’ll be out in full force at the popular Texas-based event, signing autographs and meeting fans. Tom is currently scheduled to do a scheduled signing on both Saturday and Sunday during the show, and will be making frequent appearances at the booth.

This is a rare opportunity to meet one of the coolest creative teams in the industry, and if you haven’t seen the guest list for the show, you’ll realize this is just the icing on an already delicious cake. You can find out more information on the Dallas Comic Con (held May 21-22) at http://dallascomiccon.com – or on their Facebook page at http://facebook.com/dallas.comiccon.