Raekwon & Ghostface On Jimmy Fallon

Good to see Ghost and Rae getting some T.V. exposure.

Shaolin vs Wu-Tang out on March 8th!

Published in: on February 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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RZA Producing Liquid Swords II

oh we ready god!!!

Raekwon Pyrex Visions (NSFW)

Pyrex Visions

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Grown Man Rap – Only Built for Cuban Linx 2 Review

Only Built for Cuban Linx 2

Ok I’m not even going to pretend that I’m trying to do an impartial review on this as I am a die hard Wu-TangĀ  fanatic and it would be retarded of me to try and mask it so here goes.

Since Raekwon announced plans to make the second installment to his bona-fide classic 1995 debut LP fans like myself have gone through every emotion conceivable in run up to its release from the intial excitement of hearing about the project to just plain misery when it appeared this album may never see the light of day.However the time has come and if only for a little while hip hop has been given a much needed adrenaline shot by one of the greatest to ever do it the chef Raekwon. What’s the mathematics for the day god?

The album features a cream of the crop list of producers from the late great J Dilla to the RZA, Dr.Dre, Alchemist, Pete Rock and even the legendary Marley Marl who all brought their A game to the table and perhaps only producers of this caliber and age could truly understand what was needed to get the job done. Yet despite the amount of different producers the album somehow maintains a cohesiveness that hasn’t been achieved on a rap album in some time.

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There are simply too many good tracks to mention any particular that stand outĀ  as I’m sure many will come down to personal preference but here’s a few of my favs so far.

“Surgical Gloves” is a straight up banger and surely guaranteed heavy rotation in car systems across the globe. The only bad thing about “Pyrex Visions” is it’s length as the beat and Rae’s flow are so smooth you could listen to it all day. “Ason Jones” is a fitting tribute to fallen clansman Ol Dirty Bastard over laid back head nodding production that only Dilla can provide and “Black Mozart” has RZA flipping the Godfather sample to great effect as Inspectah Deck drops one of his best verses on the album.

If there is anything bad to say about this project is that the tail end of it isn’t as great as the beginning and middle and also there is no Nas feature for a Verbal Intercourse 2(but now im just being picky). Other then that the Chef has proved that not only could he follow up with an album worthy of the Cuban Linx title but he may even have exceeded the expectation set which considering the status held by the first one is one hell of an achievement.

So there you have it I could seriously talk all day about how good this album is but you really have to check it out for yourself because words alone can simply not do it enough justice.

IF YOU ONLY HAD ENOUGH MONEY FOR FOOD OR THIS ALBUM YOU MIGHT HAVE TO GO HUNGRY BECAUSE THIS ALBUM IS WORTH SPENDING YOUR VERY LAST PIECE OF CHANGE ON AND IF MONEY AIN’T AN ISSUE THEN BUY ONE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY SERIOUSLY MAKE SOMEONE’S CHRISTMAS THIS YEAR AND PUT IT IN THEIR STOCKING!!! IF IT IS THE LAST THING YOU DO BUY THIS ALBUM TRUST ME THIS IS THE ALBUM DIE HARD HIP HOP HEADS HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FUCK THE BLUEPRINT 3 THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE, THIS SHIT RIGHT HERE CLASSIC!!!!!!!!

Published in: on September 11, 2009 at 12:48 pm  Comments (2)  
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