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Monday, February 2, 2009

New Raekwon


[my hero]


Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II was hailed as the "#6 most anticipated album of 2007" by XXL Magazine...and the for past two years it has been the mystery record on Wu fan's minds. A radio rip of the then unknown "Wu Ooh" surfaced over the weekend and thanks to modern technology we now have CD quality evidence of this album in it's 200% form as Raekwon promised, "People been wanting this record for the last 10 years, so I gotta make sure that this shit is bulletproof."

Concept
Similar to the first Cuban Linx album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II will be set up in cinematic fashion, tying each song together in a sort of storyline, and each rapper playing an implied 'persona' of sorts; for instance, Raekwon is the main protagonist, with GZA and Inspectah Deck playing 'supporting roles' throughout. Other guests will also take Gambino personas as well. In a Scratch Magazine article, it was confirmed that the RZA produced several tracks titled, "Thug World", "Rock Stars & Smoking Barrels", "State Of Grace", "Kareem Khan", and "No Matter How Hard You Try." "Thug World" and "No Matter How Hard You Try" were later reworked and appeared on the 8 Diagrams and Digi Snacks albums being renamed as "Unpredictable" & "You Can't Stop Me Now". Wu-Tang's DJ Allah Mathematics confirmed on his Myspace he will have song called "Mean Streets" featuring GZA & Inspectah Deck on the album. [via]

Apparently Travis Barker makes an appearance as well.

Raekwon - Wu Ooh (ft. Ghostface Killah & Method Man) [via zShare]

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