Raekwon News

  • 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 01:18pm
    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.
  • 10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    10 Dope Beats That Use The Piano
    May 1, 2014 at 04:44pm
    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 Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
    RZA Says Raekwon Is Holding Up Wu-Tang's New Album & Rae Responds On Twitter [Update: RZA Further Explains Situation w/ Raekwon]
    Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44am
    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]
    Raekwon Will Record A Verse For Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever," Says The Track Is "All Love" [Update: Wu-Tang Speak On Remix Delay]
    Nov 8, 2013 at 12:36pm
    Drake's "Wu-Tang Forever" has made a considerable impact since it's release, mainly with members of the Clan themselves.
  • 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:
  • 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.
  • 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 05:41pm
    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
  • Raekwon Talks His & Method Man's Old Beef With Joe Budden
    Raekwon Talks His & Method Man's Old Beef With Joe Budden
    Feb 5, 2013 at 03:19pm
    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
  • ScHoolboy Q Answers Fan Questions Via Reddit AMA Session, Reveals Raekwon Collab
    ScHoolboy Q Answers Fan Questions Via Reddit AMA Session, Reveals Raekwon Collab
    Jan 12, 2014 at 11:00am
    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. He also played a round of "Fuck/Marry/Kill" involving Oprah, Martha Stewart and Kathy Griffin. 
  • 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.
  • Crew Love: Wu-Tang Clan
    Crew Love: Wu-Tang Clan
    Jun 9, 2014 at 12:23pm
    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. 
  • 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 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 01:53pm
    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.
  • 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 04:32pm
    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".
  • Raekwon Discusses How The Internet Changed Hip-Hop
    Raekwon Discusses How The Internet Changed Hip-Hop
    Jan 23, 2014 at 04:44pm
    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.
  • 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.
  • #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.
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Samples Of The Week: April 17
    Samples Of The Week: April 17
    Apr 17, 2014 at 09:37am
    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". 
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