Raekwon News

  • Classic Rotation: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version"
    Classic Rotation: Ol' Dirty Bastard's "Return To The 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version"
    Mar 28, 2015 at 06:53 PM
    Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version turns 20 today. Rap music’s most eccentric figure isn’t here to celebrate the occasion, but he did leave behind a phenomenal LP during his time here on earth. Produced in large part by the RZA, Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version elaborates on the rugged and raw Wu-Tang style they displayed on their famous LP Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).
  • Raekwon Announces Release Date For "F.I.L.A." [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Are Here]
    Raekwon Announces Release Date For "F.I.L.A." [Update: Artwork & Tracklist Are Here]
    Mar 16, 2015 at 12:42 PM
    Raekwon's seventh studio album has been in the works for quite some time, and after several delays, the rapper has finally locked in a release date for Fly International Luxurious Art.
  • Raekwon Premieres New Song "Wall To Wall" With French Montana
    Raekwon Premieres New Song "Wall To Wall" With French Montana
    Feb 22, 2015 at 10:00 PM
    Raekwon just stopped by Shade 45's Street Sweeper Radio to promote his upcoming album F.I.L.A., which stands for Fly International Luxurious Art. He ended the show by giving fans a sneak peek of "Wall to Wall," an unreleased single off F.I.L.A. featuring French Montana. On the snippet, we only hear French's hook, and not Rae's raps, though the beat sounds banging. Watch Rae wile out to the song in the clip below. 
  • 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 6)
    140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (February 6)
    Feb 6, 2015 at 08:00 PM
    This week has been a mixed bag, which is unfortunate since it started off good. Missy Elliott came back, messed around and stole Iggy Azalea's Super Bowl performance. Will this put impetus on Missy E to put out a new album soon? One can hope.
  • Raekwon Defends Iggy Azalea
    Raekwon Defends Iggy Azalea
    Feb 4, 2015 at 12:32 PM
    Esteemed journalist Peter Bailey is the host of NiteCap, in which he has intimate discussions with hip-hop stars and pop-culture icons. The YouTube series is now reliable for some of the most authentic interviews on the web. His latest guest is Wu-Tang legend Raekwon, and the two sit down to talk about where hip-hop started and where it is now. What started as a creative medium for unheard, marginalized communities is now heard all over the world, undeniably influencing people from all walks of life.
  • Raekwon & Ghostface To Make Announcement At 2015 Sundance Film Festival
    Raekwon & Ghostface To Make Announcement At 2015 Sundance Film Festival
    Jan 23, 2015 at 04:40 AM
    One of the greatest duos in the history of Hip-Hop is heading to the Sundance Film Festival with an announcement to make. Raekwon and Ghostface will be at the Independent Filmmaker's Lounge event January 24th to make an announcement in regards to an upcoming project they're working on.  Rae and Ghost will be at the "#PurpleCarpet Screening" for a preview of a movie they'll be releasing later on in the year. The event will take place 9:30 PM to 12:30 AM and will also include cocktails and a Q&A session. 
  • T.I., J. Cole & Raekwon To Be Featured On LL Cool J's "G.O.A.T. 2" [Update: Eminem To Be Featured]
    T.I., J. Cole & Raekwon To Be Featured On LL Cool J's "G.O.A.T. 2" [Update: Eminem To Be Featured]
    Dec 29, 2014 at 08:25 PM
    LL Cool J's final Def Jam album, entitled G.O.A.T. 2, has been in the works for quite some time, and today we got some more details about the upcoming project. In a new interview with XXL, Cool J reveals that T.I., J. Cole, Raekwon, Loaded Lux, Murda Mook, Uncle Murda, Maino, Mavado and Fred The Godson will all appear on the project. Speaking to XXL, the NYC veteran said:
  • TBT: Ghostface Killah's Best Verses From The '90s
    TBT: Ghostface Killah's Best Verses From The '90s
    Dec 11, 2014 at 04:46 PM
    Ghostface Killah goes by many names: Ghostdini, Iron Man, Tony Starks, Pretty Tone and any slang-derivative of 'em is pretty much fair game. Despite the identity crisis, Ghost has always been reliable for putting out quality music. The Staten Island MC, whose real name is Dennis Coles, is well-known for his witty slang and impeccable story-telling, all of which has weathered two decades of prolific output.
  • Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Review: Wu-Tang Clan's "A Better Tomorrow"
    Dec 5, 2014 at 03:57 PM
    It's been seven years since the Wu-Tang Clan released their last proper album, 8 Diagrams, but of course, that doesn’t mean the members of rap’s greatest clan have been prepping for an early retirement. Not by a long shot.  Since 8 Diagrams, there have been a number of efforts from Clan members, most notably records by Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and Method Man. While the three collaborated on 2010’s Wu-Massacre, they have also been involved in a variety of other projects.
  • Raekwon Names Jay Z The Top Artist In Hip-Hop Today, Talks New Album
    Raekwon Names Jay Z The Top Artist In Hip-Hop Today, Talks New Album
    Jul 31, 2014 at 05:27 AM
    Listing his five favorite emcees in a short Q&A for GQ's new Barbershop interview series, Raekwon gave shout outs to Rakim, Slick Rick, Kool G Rap, KRS-One, and Chuck D. When asked who's at the top of the hip-hop game, however, he claimed all five emcees were out-shined by fellow New Yorker Jay Z. Praising Jay's longevity, the Wu-Tang rapper went on to explain that younger rappers may be hot now, but lasting 20 years is the true test of ability.
  • Stream The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Featuring Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi The Prynce And More
    Stream The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Featuring Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi The Prynce And More
    Jul 12, 2014 at 01:39 PM
    The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival has now been going strong for ten years, and for this year's festivities (taking place today), they're offering a live stream of the event. Beginning at 2:30, watch performances by DJ Rob Swift (with special guests), CyHi The Prynce, Jay Electronica, CJ Fly of Pro Era and Raekwon in the video player below. Set times are as follows: 10th Anniversary Set 2:30-3:30 Curated by DJ Rob Swift ft. Surprise Guests Cyhi The Prynce 3:40-4:10 Jay Electronica 4:20-5:20 CJ FLY of Pro Era 6:00-6:30 Raekwon 7:00-8:00
  • Crew Love: Wu-Tang Clan
    Crew Love: Wu-Tang Clan
    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM
    Few can disagree that Wu-Tang Clan has made a huge impact on rap music. The Clan, built up of it's main members RZA, GZA, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, Raekwon, Masta Killa, Ghostface Killah, U-God and the late Ol' Dirty Bastard were successful not only as a supergroup but also in many of their respective solo careers. 
  • Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Car Accident, Rappers Send Prayers
    Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Car Accident, Rappers Send Prayers
    Jun 7, 2014 at 01:18 PM
    Tracy Morgan is reportedly in critical condition following a six car pileup on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday. The actor and comedian was on board a limousine bus just hours after doing a stand-up gig in Delaware when the accident occurred. The bus, which contained six other passengers, was overturned at around 1 AM last night. James McNair, one of those on the vehicle, was killed in the collision, while Morgan and three others are in critical condition at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital.
  • RZA & Raekwon Call Truce, Raekwon To Record Verses For "A Better Tomorrow"
    RZA & Raekwon Call Truce, Raekwon To Record Verses For "A Better Tomorrow"
    May 12, 2014 at 04:32 PM
    RZA and Raekwon have had their differences in the past, often expressing their opinions about one another to the public before speaking in person. It seems that after many interviews suggesting the two would never work things out, they've gotten together and come to an agreement. As a new update on the Wu-Tang Clan's website reveals, the two rappers have called a truce, and Raekwon has agreed to record his verses for the upcoming album, "A Better Tomorrow".
  • 10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    May 1, 2014 at 04:44 PM
    Hip hop beats are beautiful, no doubt. But the most superb ones are done by going back to the basics by using an age-old instrument integral to the evolution of not just Hip Hop, but of all music in general: the piano. Though the piano started off being equated with classically-trained musicians, it soon found its way to jazz, which used the instrument in a more progressive manner, and subsequently, it found its way to hip hop.
  • RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    Apr 25, 2014 at 05:41 PM
    The Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has been in the news a lot lately, whether for his dispute with Raekwon, response to Andre Johnson's suicide attempt, appearance in the film "Brick Mansions," or the
  • RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
    RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
    Apr 24, 2014 at 01:17 AM
     This back and forth conflict between Raekwon and RZA will come to an end here soon, regardless of outcome. Sitting down with SI Now, RZA gave Raekwon approximately 30 days to resolve his issues and get in his verses, OR risk not being on the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, A Better Tomorrow, altogether. RZA tells SI host Maggie Gray,
  • Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
    Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
    Apr 17, 2014 at 01:53 PM
    It's no secret that Raekwon and RZA have not seen eye to eye on the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan for a while now. However, it seems that the rift between the two rappers has only deepened with time, with talk of Raekwon's alleged opposition to the new album contributing to its setbacks.
  • Samples Of The Week: April 17
    Samples Of The Week: April 17
    Apr 17, 2014 at 09:37 AM
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
  • Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Apr 15, 2014 at 12:07 PM
    Festival season is officially upon us, with Coachella really kicking things off this past weekend with OutKast as headliners.
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