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".
Busta Rhymes has been throwing down plenty of freestyles with his pal O.T. Genasis over the last little while.
His latest offering also adds a verse from fellow 90s New York legend Raekwon, as the three emcees go in over a reworked sample of The LOX's "Get This $", keeping with the NY vibe of things.
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.
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.
DJ Absolut who is on rotation at New York's Hot 97 unleashes something new today, which definitely has feel good vibes ready in time for the summer. Every summer Absolut gives us something new to jam too, last summer was "All We Know" with Ray J, Ace Hood, Swizz Beatz and Bow Wow.