Saturday - Who is SAVING Hip Hop (3) - Raekwon & Wu-Tang

| Posted in , | Posted on Saturday, November 21, 2009

My first instinct was to say Wu-Tang as a whole group, but I would specifically like to point out Corey Woods, better known as Raekwon. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, in 1995, and has continued recording solo and with the Wu-Tang Clan since then. In 2009, Raekwon released the sequel to his critically acclaimed debut with the similarly praised Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II.

OB4CL better known as "the purple cassette" to me back in the day, was the holy grail for my crew. We would ride around in that white Ford Taurus, be smoking, chillin, or on full grind mode. All the words got wiped off over over-using it, and we must have copied it so many times, for each of us.

Fast forward 13 years to 2008. The chef was back in the kitchen, he created a masterpiece that feeds everyone that is starving for the 90's NY Era. Even myself, who after moving to Flawda in 96 became more of a southern rap head. I was highly anticipating this release...

Raekwon has "the album of the year", don't fall prey to the media pushing Jay-Z and Empire State of mind down ya throat. It's also really sad how most of the online rap communities only care about sales numbers and not the quality of work. Quote from an online forum - "What are you gonna do when Jay Debutes with 400,000 and Raekwon Legs 18,000?". Album sales numbers doesn't hold that much weight to me. Of course these rappers wanna sell, but seriously Fergie and her crew be beasting on the charts, and I never even wasted a second downloading their music. Some mixtape rappers that aint selling shit, be putting on quality too.

For all information on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II - CLICK HERE

If you need a copy of the album, buy it if you can afford it... it can be found online though.






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