Hip hop veteran Sophia Chang on being embraced by the Wu-Tang Clan
If you've dug into the history of the Wu-Tang Clan, you may have come across a seemingly surprising figure — a petite Korean-Canadian woman named Sophia Chang. With a shaved head, designer clothes and a quick wit, Chang jumps off the screen in the TV documentary series, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men.
Chang worked with the group on a number of projects, including running record labels and managing members RZA, GZA and Ol' Dirty Bastard (ODB). She's also managed D'Angelo, Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest and Raphael Saadiq.
She tells the whole story in her new memoir, The Baddest Bitch in the Room, but her love affair with hip hop began when she was just a kid, growing up in suburban Vancouver. She joined q's Tom Power to share more of her story with us.
Chang's memoir The Baddest Bitch in the Room is available now exclusively through Audible.ca.
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