Raekwon News

 
  • Cover of Stream The 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, Featuring Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CyHi The Prynce And More
    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.
  • Cover of Crew Love: Wu-Tang Clan
    Few can disagree that Wu-Tang Clan has made a huge impact on rap music.
  • Cover of Tracy Morgan In Critical Condition After Car Accident, Rappers Send Prayers
    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.
  • Cover of RZA & Raekwon Call Truce, Raekwon To Record Verses For "A Better Tomorrow"
    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.
  • Cover of 10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    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.
  • Cover of RZA Says Nobody Else In Wu-Tang Clan Has Heard "Once Upon A Time In Shaolin"
    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 "secret" Wu-Tang album Once Upon A Time In Shaolin.
  • Cover of RZA Says Raekwon Dispute Has 30 Days Before Final Decision On Wu-Tang Clan Album Is Made
     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.
  • Cover of Raekwon Says There's A '2 Out Of 10' Chance He'll Be On The Wu-Tang Album
    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.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 17
    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.
  • Cover of Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces Headliners Jay Electronica & Raekwon
    Festival season is officially upon us, with Coachella really kicking things off this past weekend with OutKast as headliners.
  • Cover of Raekwon Talks About "F.I.L.A.," Says He Has "Nothing To Prove"
    F.I.L.A. (short for  Fly International Luxurious Art) is on the horizon as the rapper is shooting for an early May release date. When making an appearance on B Real’s Smoke Box Internet show, the former Wu-Tang-Clan member had this to say:
  • Cover of Raekwon Discusses How The Internet Changed Hip-Hop
    Raekwon and Talib Kweli met up in Brooklyn, New York to film their upcoming video for the track they did together, "Violations." While they were filming, HotNewHipHop met up with Raekwon to pose him a question, how he thinks the internet has impacted hip- hop.
  • Cover of ScHoolboy Q Answers Fan Questions Via Reddit AMA Session, Reveals Raekwon Collab
    During his debut AMA session on Reddit yesterday afternoon, ScHoolboy Q answered a series of questions from fans, revealing his ideal collaborators, the imminent release of the official Oxymoron artwork, a promotional tour for the album, a new collab with Raekwon titled "Blind Threats" and more.
  • Cover of Lyrics Of The Week: November 15-21
    Repetition remains a reality in the rap game, and specific bars tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.
  • Cover of RZA Hoping To Finish Wu-Tang Clan Album In Six Weeks, Still Missing Raekwon Verses
    We've got more updates for you on the impending Wu-Tang Clan 20th anniversary album, rumored to be titled A Better Tomorrow. Once more, RZA has spoken on the status of the LP with the Associated Press, revealing he'd like to finish it within the next 42 days-- however he's still missing a key element-- Raekwon.
  • Cover of RZA Says Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
    Yesterday was the 20th anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan's rap opus Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers, and Grantland had an in-depth interview with RZA who said he's been trying to orchestrate the Wu's next project, but some members have not been cooperating or putting in the work.
  • Cover of Raekwon Will Record A Verse For Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever," Says The Track Is "All Love" [Update: Wu-Tang Speak On Remix Delay]
    Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" has made a considerable impact since it's release, mainly with members of the Clan themselves. We've heard from a few of the members concerning their thoughts on the track, with U-God and Ghostface supporting it, and Inspectah Deck disapproving.
  • Cover of Raekwon On Kendrick Lamar's "King Of New York" Claim: "He Can Never Wear That Crown"
    Raekwon is certainly among New York's rap royalty, so it only seems right that his opinion is considered in the "King Of New York" discussion. In a recent interview, the Wu rapper weighed in on Kendrick Lamar's hot topic "Control" verse, as well as his claim of being "king" of the city.
  • Cover of Raekwon Announces Canadian Tour In Support Of "F.I.L.A."
    Raekwon has always shown love to Canada, setting up his Ice H20 label in Toronto, and putting on Toronto-born rapper J. Era. Now Rae is going to embark on a Canadian tour in support of his album, F.I.L.A. (Fly Illustrious Luxurious Art).
  • Cover of Hear Album Snippets For Statik Selektah's Upcoming "Extended Play" Project
    Statik Selektah has blessed us with an extensive preview of his upcoming Extended Play album, which is slated to drop on June 18th.
  • Cover of Jay-Z And Raekwon Pictured In Studio Together
    More evidence comes in today that Jay-Z is busy in the studio working on new material.  We've seen him with Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, and Timbaland, as well as with Timbaland and Mike WiLL Made It, but this time a photo has surfaced of Hov and the Chef in the studio last night.
  • Cover of Raekwon Reflects On Decision To Make Purple Tape For "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
    Raekwon continues to deliver new content year after year, but his endeavors as a solo artist all started with the classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... dubbed "The Purple Tape" because the original cassette tape was purple.
  • Cover of Method Man Confirms New Wu-Tang Album Coming This Year
    The Wu-Tang Clan will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their classic debut album Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) this November.
  • Cover of Raekwon Speaks On Possibility Of Wu-Tang Reunion
    Raekwon released his Lost Jewlry mixtape earlier this year, and while the legend continues to pump out solo material, fans are still anticipating another release from Wu-Tang. Rae, who had previously spoken of the beef withing the group, and said his Wu brothers were not taking the possibility
  • Cover of Game Changers: RZA Edition
    Game Changers is an HNHH feature that profiles artists who've left a strong mark on hip hop. Whether it be through creativity, influence, exposure or simply good timing, they've brought something to rap music that the game just wouldn't be the same without.
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