DJ Kay Slay Feat. Dave East, Raekwon & Papoose
DJ Kay Slay continues to roll out new music in support of his upcoming mixtape, 50 Shades Of Slay. After hitting us with the track “Business Never Personal” the other day, the NYC DJ decides to keep it moving and return with another posse cut today called “Microphone Murderers” featuring Dave East, Raekwon and Papoose.
iSHi Feat. French Montana, Raekwon & Wale
Back in October, Swedish producer iSHi linked up with French Montana & Raekwon for the single “We Run.” Having remained relatively quiet ever since, it appears Ishi isn’t entirely done promoting the record as he decides to come out of nowhere and share an updated version of the song with Wale on it.
Business Never Personal
DJ Kay Slay Feat. Sheek Louch, Maino & Raekwon
DJ Kay Slay is prepping his 50 Shades of Slay mixtape for a February release. Lucky for the fans, one of the most stacked tracks on the tape has leaked -- "Business Personal" which features three of the most respected emcees in New York City in Sheek Louch, Maino, & Raekwon. Suits, who produced the track, throws in Biggie interview snippets between the verses to bump up the NYC quotient even further. Sheek Louch comes out first guns blazing. Maino gets stuck in the undesirable second verse slot, and Raekwon finishes 'em off. Who had the best verse?
Walshy Fire Feat. Raekwon & Kabaka Pyramid
Didn’t see this collab coming, but we’re glad it happened! Major Lazer DJ Walshy Fire brought together Raekwon and Jamaican reggae artist Kabaka Pyramid for the soundtrack to a freestyle ski film he is currently curating. Can’t make these details up. “Be Inspired” features a funky, distorted guitar riff throughout with some brass instrumentation peppered in. Raekwon and Kabaka Pyramid take turns flowing over the beat, and their two very different styles work nicely together. The Jamaican emcee handles the hook.
It's All Love (Original)
DJ Absolut Feat. Sheek Louch, Raekwon, Nathaniel & Uncle Murda
DJ Absolut dropped his crew track "It's All Love" crew track back in 2014, which featured a spare sample of The LOX and Biggie's "You'll See". Nathaniel's hook never quite connected with the skeletal boom bap beat, which now makes a lot more sense as Absolut liberates the original mix of the song, which features a much more musical sample.
Obey Me (Unreleased) (Shash'U Remix)
Ol' Dirty Bastard
A little throwback Wednesday for my internet peoples. Last year you may recall that RZA and the Wu dropped a limited edition Boombotix speaker, which contained some exclusive records from Wu-Tang, that you could only hear through purchasing the speaker. He's teaming up with the speaker company once again, this time blessing old (and new) hip-hop heads with some exclusive Ol Dirty Bastard music.
iSHi Feat. French Montana & Raekwon
iSHi is a producer making waves from the distant land of Sweden. We first heard him recruit Pusha T for "Push It," and his debut mixtape, Spring Pieces, released in May, contained a few interesting rapper collabs as well.
DJ Kay Slay Feat. Prodigy, Raekwon & Papoose
DJ Kay Slay recently unveiled an all-Brooklyn collab with Fame, Maino, Troy Ave, Papoose, and Uncle Murda, and now he's back with some even bigger NYC stars, from Queens and Staten Island, Raekwon and Prodigy. BK's Papoose, always held down by NYC DJs, is also back, joining Chef and Prodigy on "Respect," off Slay's upcoming mixtape, Shadow of the Sun.
The Purple Tape
Method Man Feat. Raekwon & Inspectah Deck
Gearing up for his upcoming album The Meth Lab, Method Man blesses us with new single "The Purple Tape," bringing out old pals Raekwon and Inspectah Deck to spit a verse apiece for the occasion. Also getting in on the action is Meth's son, also named Raekwon (“Raekwon, no relation to Chef though but still a trend").
If I Shoot You
DJ Absolut Feat. Raekwon, Kanye West, Havoc & Consequence
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
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge Feat. Raekwon
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)
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
Ghostface Killah Feat. Raekwon & RZA
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)
Ron Browz Feat. Raekwon
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
Raekwon Feat. A$AP Rocky
A$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
Tony Yayo Feat. Thirst Mulah & Sose
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.
Raekwon Feat. Snoop Dogg
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
Raekwon Feat. French Montana & Busta Rhymes
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
DJ Kay Slay Feat. Styles P, Sheek Louch, Vado, Raekwon & Rell
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)
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.