Raekwon Songs

  • If I Shoot You
    If I Shoot You
    DJ Absolut has been teasing his "If I Shoot you" remix for years, with various versions of the track showing up on an array of mixtapes. Today, he's shared a fully mastered version of the track with verses from Raekwon, Havoc, Kanye West, and Consequence(Beanie Sigel is listed on the art, but we're not hearing him). The hook riffs on the opening lines of Jay Z's classic track, "Streets Is Watching."
  • Let The Record Spin
    Let The Record Spin
    Ghostface Killah and Adrian Younge are teaming up once more, to follow up their 2013 joint effort, Twelve Reasons To Die. Twelve Reasons To Die II sees its second release today, with Raekwon providing assistance on the appropriately old school-sounding "Let The Record Spin." That old school sound is helped along by the fact that they recorded the album on analog tape, in order to give that textured, vinyl feel. You can definitely feel it.
  • Incarcerated Scarfaces (Freestyle)
    Incarcerated Scarfaces (Freestyle)
    Jadakiss has been very devoted in his aim to feed the streets with a new freestyle each Friday morning, going in over classic NY beats with a ferocity matched by very few of his freestyle-happy peers. Today, he takes on one of the finest tracks of the era: Raekwon's "Incarcerated Scarfaces" from his legendary 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
  • Return Of The Savage
    Return Of The Savage
    When we had producer/multi-instrument wiz Adrian Younge up here for an interview with his PRhyme companions Royce Da 5'9" and DJ Premier back in November, he told us off-record that a second installment of Twelve Reasons To Die, his 2013 record with Ghostface Killah, was on the way. Now we've got concrete proof in the form of a new track.
  • She Ain’t Nothin To F Wit (Remix)
    She Ain’t Nothin To F Wit (Remix)
    It's one thing to remix or freestyle over a classic track, it's another to do so with a member of the original group on board. That's exactly what Ron Browz has done on his new track "She Ain’t Nothin To F Wit," quite obviously a remix of Wu-Tang Clan's "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothin To Fuck Wit," as Raekwon contributes a fresh verse on the front of the track. Outfitting the original song's sample with more modern production, Browz truly does remix the song, rather than just singing over the classic RZA instrumental. 
  • I Got Money
    I Got Money
    A$AP Rocky spitting on a New York-style boom bap beat? That's a rare treat, one that we've only heard on the rare cut like "1 Train" in the past, but add another to the ranks today. The Pretty Motherfucker appears on a track on Raekwon's new album F.I.L.A., and it should appease anyone who was ever bothered by the fact that he came out of the gate sounding like he was from Houston or Memphis. This one's called "I Got Money" and it was produced by the ever-impressive S1.
  • Sex Money Murder
    Sex Money Murder
    We've heard freestyles from Jadakiss and Jim Jones today, and now Tony Yayo joins the ranks of his NY veteran comrades with a not-quite-freestyle over Raekwon's "Ice Cream" (the beat is altered enough to elevate this a bit above a standard freestyle). Assisted by Thirst Mulah and Sose, the G-Unit member gives us a dope update on the classic. 
  • 1,2 1,2
    1,2 1,2
    As we inch closer to the release date of Raekwon's Fly International Luxurious Art (F.I.L.A.), the Chef has decided to drop off another single titled "1,2 1,2". When we saw the song on the leaked tracklist last month, the Snoop Dogg feature and the Scoop DeVille production immediately caught our interest, and we can tell you now--"1,2 1,2" does not disappoint. 
  • Wall To Wall
    Wall To Wall
    Raekwon has managed to age gracefully throughout his career, delivering one of the few late career album sequels that actually lived up to it's name (Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II). While he generally keeps his collaborations within the Wu family, he's appeared as a feature on plenty of modern records, including Kanye West's Dark Twisted Fantasy. Despite never straying far from what put him on, Raekwon is a versatile rapper, and his new collaboration finds him comfortably within the same lane as fellow OG Busta Rhymes and Bronx newcomer French Montana.
  • I Declare War
    I Declare War
    DJ Kay Slay is known to hold it down for New York, and his latest record is no exception. The DJ has recruited a multi-generational who's who of the big city's emcees, tapping Styles P and Sheek Louch of the LOX, Raekwon of The Wu-Tang Clan, Roc-A-Fella OG Rell, and newer Harlem voice Vado for the cut.
  • Try Me (Freestyle)
    Try Me (Freestyle)
    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. His Throwback Thursday series has proved a refreshing take on this style of remix, but it appears the legendary Wu-Tang rapper could not resist getting on Dej Loaf's buzzing "Try Me" anyway.
  • All About The Money (Remix)
    All About The Money (Remix)
    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 W
  • Walk In New York
    Walk In New York
    Grafh just dropped off a new collaboration with fellow New Yorkers Raekwon and Vado, for the aptly titled "Walk In New York." The three MCs wanted to recreate the classic New York feel by remaking the Onyx track, with production from DJ Ted Smooth. The dark, gritty record complete with scratches definitely emulates the sound of New York past. "Pure hip-hop at its finest," Grafh says of the track. Do you agree?
  • Laughing At The Haters
    Laughing At The Haters
    DJ Kay Slay is really putting on for NY on his latest The Original Man tape. Due to be released on Tuesday (November 4th), the hotly anticipated project has thus far inspired three drops here at HNHH, all three of which are composed almost entirely of East Coast emcees. The last single, "Don't Say Nothing To Me," dropped yesterday to reader-acclaim. Given the tonal similarities and the quality of the guest verses, "Laughing At The Haters" should be met with equal or greater enthusiasm. The instrumental on this one is courtesy of Gotti Gator.
  • Zoom/Free
    Zoom/Free
    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. We also recently got the GIF album artwork for Wu-Tang Clan's A Better Tomorrow.
  • Can't Believe
    Can't Believe
    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. Today, he tackles Faith Evans and Carl Thomas' "Can't Believe." 
  • All Night Long
    All Night Long
    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. Rae is really schooling people with the meaning of TBT. As per usual, Rae spits a quick verse in the song's intro, keeping this one short and sweet at under 2 minutes.
  • Back Stabbers (Freestyle)
    Back Stabbers (Freestyle)
    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. It certainly freshens things up a bit, especially at a time when everyone seems to be choosing the same instrumentals to freestyle over.
  • Why Don't We Fall In Love
    Why Don't We Fall In Love
    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).
  • Heard It All Before (Remix)
    Heard It All Before (Remix)
    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. Last week we headed to the year 1966 with a remix of Stevie Wonder's "Hey Love."
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