ELIOT | Going Down the Rabbit Hole of Wu-Tang Clan’s Once Upon a Time in Shaolin
By CHRISTO ELIOT
“Elevate myself to a higher point of energy
My supreme talent is to restore balance”
— Masta Killa
The Moroccan city of Marrakesh is one of those cities — like Bangkok and Kiev — that blends ancient world architecture and style with 21st century sensibilities. The low-profile, red sandstone making up many of the city’s buildings hide riads with modern technologies and fashions. It was founded officially in 1062, by Abu Bakr ibn Umar, a chieftain and cousin of a Almoravid dynasty king at the time. In the millennium since then, Marrakesh has become potentially the most important city in Morocco. Tourists flock from all across the globe to visit this North African metropolis, and many French celebrities own homes in the city.