Raekwon News

  • Classic Rotation: Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
    Classic Rotation: Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx"
    Aug 1, 2015 at 09:46am
    Throughout the 90s, the Wu-Tang Clan had an all-star run of releases, both as a group and as solo artists. Jumpstarted by 36 Chambers and followed by Method Man’s Tical and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s Return to the 36 Chambers, Raekwon’s collaborative Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was primed for greatness.
  • Review: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's "12 Reasons To Die II"
    Review: Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge's "12 Reasons To Die II"
    Jul 13, 2015 at 04:12pm
    The members of Wu-Tang Clan have always made songs that sort of play out like the soundtrack for some NYC-meets-Tokyo urban Kung Fu flick, but with 12 Reasons To Die II, Ghostface and company take the concept record route to develop a fine-tuned project. 
  • Method Man Reveals "The Meth Lab" Tracklist
    Method Man Reveals "The Meth Lab" Tracklist
    Jun 29, 2015 at 04:09pm
    Method Man is coming out from hiding to release a new mixtape/album, The Meth Lab, which'll be the rapper's first release since his collaborative project, Wu-Massacre, and his first solo effort since 2006's 4:21...The Day After.
  • 10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    Jun 24, 2015 at 10:48am
    The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
  • Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Share "12 Reasons To Die II" Tracklist
    Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Share "12 Reasons To Die II" Tracklist
    May 19, 2015 at 09:25am
    Yesterday, the power duo of Wu-Tang veteran Ghostface Killah and retro-soul maestro Adrian Younge shared the fiery "Return of the Savage," the first track we'd heard from their upcoming sequel to 2013's Twelve Reasons To Die. Today, they come back with the tracklist for the July 10th release.
  • Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Are Going On An "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" 20th Anniversary Tour
    Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Are Going On An "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" 20th Anniversary Tour
    May 12, 2015 at 12:36pm
    Raekwon and Ghostface brought in the 15th(ish) anniversary of Raekwon's classic debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, with the stellar second installment (OB4CL2), and they have similarly big plans for the 20th anniversary. The duo will be teaming up for a 32-date summer tour, where we assume they will perform large portions of the album, if not just performing the full LP in its entirety. Things kick off July 7th in Philly, moving throughout the states (but unfortunately, not Canada) befor closing things off August 18th in L.A.
  • Review: Raekwon's "Fly International Luxurious Art"
    Review: Raekwon's "Fly International Luxurious Art"
    May 3, 2015 at 12:19pm
    It’s tough to get 100 percent behind the Wu-Tang Clan these days. No one can deny their influence and run of classic records in the 90s, but drama, stylistic confusion, and album delays have plagued the crew for the past half-decade.
  • Money On Money: Rappers Endorsing Floyd Mayweather
    Money On Money: Rappers Endorsing Floyd Mayweather
    May 1, 2015 at 11:53am
    For years boxing fans both rabid and casual have been eagerly awaiting, theorizing, and fantasizing about the potential of a Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao matchup.  With the dream match finally coming to fruition on Saturday, May 2nd - high-profile fans of the sport and/or the fighters have come out of the wood-works to wave their respective flags.  
  • Listen To Raekwon's Album "Fly International Luxurious Art"
    Listen To Raekwon's Album "Fly International Luxurious Art"
    Apr 27, 2015 at 11:25am
    Raekwon's had Fly International Luxurious Art in the making for quite some time. The album is finally set to impact on iTunes tomorrow, and in advance of the album's release, you can stream it on Spotify.
  • Classic Rotation: Mobb Deep's "The Infamous"
    Classic Rotation: Mobb Deep's "The Infamous"
    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:36am
    Mobb Deep’s second studio album, The Infamous, turns 20 years old today. Through quality bars, samples, beats, and skits, Havoc and Prodigy were able to impact the trajectory hip-hop by delivering a record that is in the GOAT discussion for many. 
  • 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 06:53pm
    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 12:42pm
    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 10:00pm
    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 08:00pm
    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 12:32pm
    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 04:40am
    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 08:25pm
    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 04:46pm
    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 03:57pm
    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 05:27am
    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.
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