Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Label: Loud Records
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Reissue,
Reissue with plain black sleeve
Originally Released: 1995
Genre: Hip Hop
A1 Striving For Perfection 1:43
A2 Knuckleheadz 4:05
Rap [Featuring] - U-God
A3 Knowledge God 4:27
A4 Criminology 3:49
A5 Incarcerated Scarfaces 4:30
B1 Rainy Dayz 5:17
Vocals - Blue Raspberry
B2 Guillotine (Swordz) 4:21
Rap [Featuring] - GZA , Inspectah Deck
B3 Can It All Be So Simple (Remix) 4:10
C1 Shark Niggas (Biters) 1:39
C2 Ice Water 4:02
Rap [Featuring] - Cappadonna
C3 Glaciers Of Ice 4:54
Rap [Featuring] - 60 Second Assassin , Masta Killa
Vocals - Blue Raspberry
C4 Verbal Intercourse 4:07
Rap [Featuring] - Nas
C5 Wisdom Body 2:34
D1 Spot Rusherz 3:51
D2 Ice Cream 4:16
Rap [Featuring] - Cappadonna , Method Man
D3 Wu-Gambinos 5:09
Rap [Featuring] - Masta Killa , Method Man , RZA
D4 Heaven & Hell 4:57
Producer - RZA
Rap [Featuring] - Ghostface Killah (tracks: A2, A4, B1 to B3, C2 to C5, D2 to D4)
Corey Woods, better known by the stage name Raekwon (sometimes Raekwon the Chef), is an American East Coast rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. His 1995 album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... is widely considered to be one of the best Wu-Tang solo albums, and one of the finest and most influential hip hop albums of the 1990s.
1995 was a one of the greatest years in the history of hip hop. The underground circuit was strong and future stars were on the rise. The Wu-Tang had a world-wide appeal that was almost contagious. With several street bangers already in place who knew that a quit member that goes by the name "The Chef" would drop an album that would prove to be timeless. Raekwon's "Only Built For Cubn Linx" is not only the best Wu-Tang album created but one of the best Hip Hop albums of all time.
How many LP's can you play all the way throught and be totally entertained as well as educated. Hell, even the skits were dope!
Standout tracks such as "Rainy Days", "Incarcerated Scarfaces", "Wu Gambino's", "Ice-Cream" and "Knowledge God" all represent classic Wu-Tang music....
..But on "Verbal Intercourse"..Nas drops one of hip hops hottest verses followed by an equally hungry Raekwon.
The album is pretty much flawless and the outro is one of the best I've heard. Titled "North Star"..an old school cat from the neighborhood talks about the good times and watching a young Rawkwon grow up to be one of hip hop's finest. Believe me people, "Only Built For Cuban Linx" should have gotten a perfect rating in every hip hop magazine. Shame on the source for giving this album 4.5 mics and then seven years later say they made a mistake
"I make music for the drug dealers," states Raekwon in the surreal setting of an upmarket London hotel lobby. SoulCulture were there to listen to a preview of the highly anticipated sequel to his classic debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx - and to speak with the Wu-Tang founding member. In this interview, The Chef discusses the enthusiastic support and input of Busta Rhymes and waiting on Dr Dre, ("it didn't feel good,") moving forward as an independent artist with 15 years experience in the business and his confidence in this 'classic' sequel: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Part II.
Raekwon - Criminology
Ghost had that swagger that every rapper uses now to sell their LP's...
Raekwon - Ice Cream
Name me one song Ghostface Killah doesn't kill!
Raekwon - Rainy Dayz
Jesus Christ RZA is a genius. 36 Chambers, followed by the first-wave of solo Wu-Tang releases comprises possibly the greatest run of albums from a single producer in the history of hip-hop
Throughout every album he continued (and deepened) the Wu sound, but at the same time gave it a different flavour for every rapper. On this album, he did everything people had come to love him for, but gave it this cinematic crime-theme twist to match Raekwon's street tales.
Ghostface Killah Raekwon - Heaven and Hell
this is real hip hop 100% mad creativity and making more of song than it actually is with the video. classic imagery. keepin it real ..
oww classic tune...
Raekwon - Incarcerated Scarfaces