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. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not sure about will be bolded.
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.
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. The famed Wu producer even named Ghostface Killah and Raekwon as the two who have been the least cooperative.
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.
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.
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). The Chef will be hitting the road starting tomorrow, June 14, until the end of June. See the stops below.
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. The project features guest appearances from Joey Bada$$, Action Bronson, Raekwon, Sean Price, Hit-Boy, Prodigy, Mac Miller, Styles P, Freddie Gibbs, Bun B, Joell Ortiz, Talib Kweli and several others.
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.
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.
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.
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
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. This week, we've chosen to profile an inarguable game changer: RZA of the Wu-Tang Clan.
Raekwon Talks His & Method Man's Old Beef With Joe Budden
Recently, Raekwon spoke about his past beef with Joe Budden, when Budden called out Method Man for being high on an “All-Time Rappers” list, and Meth and other members of Wu-Tang took exception with how the Slaughterhouse rapper went about it. The Chef says there is no beef now, and in an interview with Vlad TV