Raekwon Explains The Importance Of Separating Friends & Business
Raekwon has been in the game since the early 90s, and he's still working as hard as ever, so he's certainly learned a lot in his multiple decades in rap. In a new interview with Jen Deleon, the Wu-Tang chef goes into detail about his business philosophy, explaining that friends and business should never mix. "There’s a lot of people that don’t have great intentions and they be right there next to you acting like they’re genuine, but they don’t really give a fuck about you - they’re there for personal pleasure,” he says.
Method Man Feat. Raekwon & Inspectah Deck "The Purple Tape" Video
Method Man Feat. Raekwon & Inspectah Deck
If you're a loyal Wu-Tang fan, you'll know that "The Purple Tape" is the nickname of Raekwon's classic debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, which was distributed on an iconic purple cassette. It's also the title of a track on Method Man's most recent LP The Meth Lab, and conjures up the classic Wu sound from the LP, enlisting the help of both Raekwon himself and the Clan's most underrated member Inspectah Deck.
Raekwon Feat. Snoop Dogg "1,2,1,2" Video
Raekwon Feat. Snoop Dogg
Raekwon's F.I.L.A. seemed like it might never arrive, and then when it did, it seemed all-too-quiet of a release. The new video for "1,2,1,2" should give you a reason to check out the new effort, as Rae links up with a reinvigorated rapping Snoop. The two rep one another's coasts with Dogg rocking a Yankees fitted while The Chef shows love to the Raiders and Crenshaw.
BTS Of Raekwon & Snoop Dogg’s “1,2,1,2” Video
Raekwon & Snoop Dogg
Raekwon is getting ready to release a new video for his Snoop Dogg-featured track “1,2,1,2”, off his newly-released F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) album. Before it arrives though, the Chef decides to invite cameras onto the set and give fans a quick behind the scenes look. Before wrapping it up, Raekwon sits down with the producer of the record and asks how he he came to produce such a huge track. Check it out above.
Raekwon Shares Stories About Early Wu-Tang Clan Days
Raekwon sat down with the DJ Booth for some "Storytime," and the veteran shared a few of his stories from the Wu-Tang Clan days. It's broken down into a few different video segments, but up top you can hear Rae speak on the Scarface sample in "Criminology," and how they were inspired to use it, and how in turn, that sample inspired Ghostface Killah to rock some silk robes and a Jesus piece.
Raekwon Breaks Down His Classic Track "Criminology"
DJBooth's "Inside The Verse" series has artists recount the making of one of their best-known tracks, often giving us the real-life stories that inspired specific lines. The latest clip has Raekwon detailing "Criminology," a stellar cut from his 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
Raekwon Talks "F.I.L.A.," Relationship With Drake On Hot 97
This week marks the release of Raekwon's sixth solo studio album, F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art), and to celebrate, he was on Hot 97 to give us all the low-down on the project, as well as discuss some other stuff. Watch his lengthy interview above.
Raekwon Says Jay Z Wanted Him And Ghostface Killah On "Magna Carta Holy Grail"
Over the course of their careers, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon have appeared on enough classic tracks together to have a joint greatest hits album. Today we learn that a track on Jay Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail could've almost made that list. While being interviewed by AllHipHop, Rae The Chef speaks on a photo of him and Hova in the studio that surfaced two years ago.
Raekwon Reacts To "Divorce Court" Wu-Tang Allegations
During an interview with MTV News' Rob Markman, Raekwon responded to a recent episode of "Divorce Court" in which the plaintiff accused his girlfriend of sleeping with the entire Wu-Tang Clan. When asked if he recognized her, Raekwon jokingly responded, "You know that was the first thing, I was like, 'do I know that mouth or something?'" The verdict? "Nah, I don't remember her."
Raekwon Responds To YouTube Comments
Raekwon stars in the latest edition of Noisey's "The People Vs...", in which The Chef responds to YouTube comments left on the video to "Ice Cream," off his classic 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Users marvel at the realnes of the video girls' and one particular woman's camel toe--Rae knows exactly who he's talking about. He's also quick to clarify he has nothing against silicone bootys, as long as they don't "deflate when I'm touchin' that motherfucker."
Raekwon Debuts New Song "Heated Nights" On Revolt TV
Following his performance at Coachella this past weekend, Raekwon made his way by Revolt TV recently and served as the special guest on the program's show “Revolt Live”.
Watch Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Perform "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" At Coachella
Raekwon & Ghostface Killah
Raekwon may look like the Pillsbury Doughboy but goddamn the dude can spit. The Chef took to the stage yesterday along with his compadre Ghostface Killah at sunny Coachella yesterday to perform the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. The album dropped twenty years ago and this performance reminds us what made it such at timeless classic. Raekwon clearly has not lost his touch, which bodes well for his upcoming album F.I.L.A., set to drop April 28th.
DJ Absolut Feat. Sheek Louch, Raekwon, Nathaniel, & Uncle Murda "It's All Love" Video
DJ Absolut Feat. Sheek Louch, Raekwon & Uncle Murda
With "It's All Love" Absolut continues his trend of bringing in dope rappers to rap on his beats and releasing them in the form of loose tracks. Absolut actually dropped the track for "It's All Love" almost a year ago, but better late than never for a video. Geohvision's visual direction provides a worthy accompaniment to Absolut's vintage NYC production and the old school cool of Sheek, Raekwon, and Murda.
Raekwon's "Rap Monument" Verse
Damn, "Rap Monument" is gonna be one long-ass song, that's for sure. The project, which is slated to come out by the year's end, features verses from 30 different rappers, like Pusha T, Danny Brown and Young Thug, and will be a wopping 30-minutes long. The latest MC to add his bars to the monument is Wu-Tang's very own Raekwon.
LL Cool J Feat. Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz "I'm Nice" Video
LL Cool J Feat. Raekwon, Murda Mook & Ron Browz
This is pure old-school NYC: a cypheresque collection of verses over some gritty boom-bap, all held together with a Ron Browz hook, and a basketball court in the projects as a video setting. This is LL Cool J, Raekwon, Murda Mook and Browz's new video for "I'm Nice," and it's rather, well, nice.
Raekwon Talks New Wu-Tang Album
Wu Tang Clan have gone practically 8 years without a collaborative retail album, (with the exception of their $5 million dollar, The Wu: Once Upon A Time In Shaolin), but all that finally looks to be changing here soon. After Friday night's show at the Barclays Center, Raekwon briefly spoke with REVOLTV to clear up any rumors surrounding the group, saying they’ve all reconciled differences and revealed new music is currently in the works.
Nardwuar Vs. Wu-Tang Clan
Nardwuar, the one and only Human Serviette, nabbed an interview with Wu-Tang Clan (specifically members RZA, Ghostface Killah, U-God, Cappadonna, Masta Killa and Raekwon) out in Vancouver, BC, and as per usual you can expect some interesting facts through out the 24-minute interview. Nardwuar discusses with the Wu the influence of certain movies on the group and their whole fascination with Asian culture. Watch above and you may just learn a thing or two about the veteran group.
Talib Kweli Feat. Raekwon "Violations" Video
Talib Kweli Feat. Raekwon
Talib Kweli delivered his sixth album, Gravitas to cap off 2013, and today he's shared a new visual from one of the project's highlights. "Violation" is a collaboration with Raekwon (who by the way, just agreed to record his verses for the upcoming Wu-Tang album, A Better Tomorrow), and the Cuban Linx rapper has joined Kweli in the video for the track, as they rap from their respective mugshots.
Ransom Feat. Jadakiss & Raekwon "Shampain" Video
Ransom Feat. Jadakiss & Raekwon
Ransom has the cure for whatever ails you-- champagne. The rapper first delivered this record featuring New York natives Jadakiss and Raekwon at the beginning of February (Mike Classic handles the hook on this one). The classic NY record has now received a visual treatment, which finds them pouring out a little bit of the champagne.
RZA Responds To Raekwon On HOT 97 Morning Show
RZA and Raekwon are known to have had their differences in terms of the creative direction of the Wu Tang clan, but thing seem to be accelerating now. Rae has said in an interview that there is a good chance he won't show up on the group's upcoming album, for which he holds RZA responsible. RZA has now responded to RAe's comments, describing the rapper's opposition as simply a rift between brothers. He says that the two do not see eye to eye partly because they don't directly communicate as often.