Raekwon has been turning plenty of freestyles over the last few months, but unlike his peers, he's stayed far away from the 'hot' instrumentals being passed around, opting instead for soul and disco songs.
Shortly after getting a new Ghostface Killah single, "Love Don't Live Here No More," a cut off his newly-announced 36 Seasons album, the rapper returns alongside Raekwon for a remix of "All About The Money." Rae recently capped off his TBT series with his We Wanna Thank You mixtape you can grab here.
Rae decides to give fans a two-in-one special this week for his on-going TBT series. It looks like the series will finally come to an end and cumulate into a mixtape this Friday, containing all past TBT cuts plus four new tracks. The Chef recently delayed his F.I.L.A. album, so these work to hold fans over.
It's hard to believe that this is the 19th #tbt track that Raekwon's released in what began as a summer series. "Can't Believe" follows 18 weeks of Rae going in over classic-flavored instrumentals, all reworkings of R&B/Soul tracks that are over a decade old.
Raekwon has been 18 weeks strong with his weekly throwback records. The rapper took us back to the '70s last week with his "Back Stabbers" throwback, and this week we advance about twenty years to Mary J. Blige's 1995 single "All Night Long," from her album My Life.
Raekwon has been reaching back a little further than most for throwback Thrusday. The rapper has been consistently dropping a weekly freestyle, often sampling soul and disco, rather than you know, like "No Flex Zone" or something.
Yesterday Wu-Tang Clan announced some big news for fans of the veteran crew, revealing that new music would be available on a portable speaker the NYC collective is launching. Wu-Tang is once again opting to go a unique route (as they are doing with their one-copy-only LP Once Upon A Time In Shaolin).
It's Thursday, so you know what that means. The Chef cooks up one of his weekly throwback tracks, with this week's being Sunshine Anderson's "Heard It All Before" from the year 2001. That's not quite as far back as Rae has been going lately, but it's still more than ten years old.
You can count on a weekly release from The Chef thanks to his recurring Throwback Thursday music series. This week he does not miss a step, starting off the day with the 12th instalment in his #TBT series. For this week's record we get a remix of "Close To You", a 1986 cover from Gwen Guthrie.
Plenty of rappers celebrate Throwback Thursday in some way or another, but few of them take it as far back as Raekwon. Every Thursday leading up to the release of his forthcoming studio album, Rae has been putting out freestyles.
It's that time of the week again. When everybody is up on Instagram and Twitter throwing out their #TBT hashtags left and right. Raekwon is capitalizing on the trend with his Throwback Thursday music series, where he remixes an old school record weekly.
Raekwon doesn't miss a step this week with the release of his Throwback Thursday record. The Wu-Tang Clan rapper has kept the #TBT-themed leaks coming week after week, we're on the ninth week at this point.
Raekwon's been on point with his throwback freestyle series, where he takes true throwbacks and adds a new verse. We say 'true' throwbacks 'cause most of the records he's choosing are from the '70s or '80s.
It's Thursday, so that means Raekwon is back with another Throwback record paying homage to true oldies with different freestyles. This serves as the fifth instalment in his ongoing series, following up last week's flip of Teena Marie's "Ooh La La La."
The Chef is keeping up with the times by dropping off throwback records each Thursday, and today we've received the fourth instalment in the series.
Last week Rae took on the Isley Brother's "Footsteps In The Dark," and today's record pays homage to r'n'b singer Teena Marie's 1988 cut "Ooh La La La."
Raekwon is taking throwback Thursday a little further back than most. Each week, he raps over a different classic instrumental, but so far he's been going back to a time before hip hop, today, taking on The Isley Brothers' "Footsteps In The Dark".
Raekwon decided to reach way back on his most recent freestyle. While the trendy remix record right now is easily Drake's "0 To 100" (which picked up right where "Chiraq" and "The Worst" left off), Rae has revived the 70's soul/disco classic "Wishing On A Star" by Rose Royce.
Over the weekend, Rae released a quick preview of this single "Call Of Duty" featuring Akon on the hook. Now the full single has been released, and it definitely has a radio-friendly potential (with Akon on the hook, how could it not?) while the Chef keeps the grimy rhymes he's known for.
Raekwon is not one to compromise his distinct style, and his new single does a good job of preserving his hard-edged street lyricismm while adding a dose of catchiness to the mix.
Akon provides the hook here, taking on the propulsive instrumental with an intensity that plays off of Rae's dealer wordplay quite well.
It's a New York affair on Raekwon's latest release. He connects with East Harlem native Bodega Bamz and Staten Island's SpankJusBizness for verses on "Gamble" which has some really nice production from Scram Jones.