Raekwon The Chef – Latest & Greatest Hits Promo Cassette (1995)

One of my all time favs in music period is Raekwon. Saw this over on Hypebeast and just had to post it for you guys.

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Labeled as one of the greatest classics in Hip Hop Raekwon the Chef’s solo effort “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…” still sounds as fresh as in 1995. Witty wordplay and grimy beats were all a true Hip Hop fan could ask for. Thanks to dirt_dog of Philaflava the music world can now rejoice as a digitized version of Rae’s promotional cassette hits the internet.

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Lawsuit: Method Man Accused of Shooting a Female Fan With a BB Gun

It has been the best and worst of years for legendary rapper Method Man. The Blackout album with Redman has had moderate success and his beef with Joe Budden has some calling him chicken for not giving Joey a verbal lashing over a RZA beat. Now some fan is saying he sprayed her with a BB gun:

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When Mary Anderson of Fort Bend County allegedly asked rapper Method Man for an autograph after a show last November at Houston’s House of Blues, she claims she got a different kind of signature: A wound in the stomach from a pellet gun.

Anderson is suing Method Man, more formally known as Clifford Smith, in Harris County District Court for allegedly shooting at her six times with a pellet gun. According to the lawsuit, Anderson attended a rap concert where Method Man and Redman were performing.
Afterward, Anderson joined a group of fans outside, where Method Man was signing autographs out of the back window of a bus. When Anderson handed Method Man her ticket stub for him to sign, Method Man suddenly pulled out a pellet gun and began firing, hitting Anderson in the torso, according to the lawsuit.

Anderson’s attorney, Daniel Horowitz, tells Hair Balls that Anderson suffered permanent scarring on her chest, stomach and breast area.

“You can’t just go around the country shooting people like that,” says Horowitz, “and then leave town and not think anything’s going to happen.”

Anderson claims she had to seek medical treatment for the wounds and is suing for assault and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Horowitz says Method Man has not yet been served.

[video] WU TANG- New Wu

I knew it was something in the air, I been listening to early Ghost all week, then I been catching some new fever courtesy of Raekwon, now this. They can f*ck around and salvage the summer if they execute this campaign with precision. Plus I see they got the RZA back in the mix, it needs to be a Shaolin revolution this summer.

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[audio] Red&Meth+Rae&Ghost- 4 MINUTES TO LOCKDOWN

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Red & Meth+Rae & Ghost= 4 MINUTES TO LOCKDOWN

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The vets to the rescue!  This joint is absolutely bananas, thus reinforcing my argument that the only ones that can resuscitate this dying artform are the legends that have already mastered the formula (with a few exceptions like Nipsey).  These dudes are rapping their asses off, well into their 30’s. This apparently ain’t no country for young boys, where is the teenage spitters?  I can only do the Stanky Leg but for so long, or the motha f*ckin’ Ricky Bobby.

[audio] Raekwon- RESOLUTION

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Raekwon– RESOLUTION

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Rae has been going the f*ck in as of lately, representing that rare link to the past, present and future of where the game can still go.  His brand of “reflection” rap has been refreshing in this market cluttered with nonsense not rooted in any slice of “reality.”  To top it off I been listening strictly to early Ghostface and Nas circa The Lost Tapes and appreciating what N.Y. rap was good for…slick talk sprinkled with street knowledge.

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Raekwon Announces EMI Deal

 

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Having received mixed critical and commercial success on his last two albums,Raekwon [click to read] has decided to partner with EMI for his upcoming Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2. The Staten Island emcee, who has been one of the Wu-Tang Clan‘s most outspoken members, announced the new deal to K-Dubasis and DJ Biggmann of OnAirIdiots.com.

“The project is vicious right now,” Raekwon said. “It’s done. I just closed my deal that I signed with EMI. I just signed off yesterday, and we made everything official.EMI is the home; they gave me a nice piece of what I needed.”

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was followed by Immobilarity, which reached the number nine spot on the Billboard 200 before being certified gold by the RIAARae‘s third solo effort, The Lex Diamond Story, failed to sell at least 500,000 copies. Raekwonreportedly signed with Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath imprint in 2006, but eventually left the label on good terms without releasing any material. The tracks “Criminology 2” [click to listen] and “Wu-Oooh” [click to listen] have been released in anticipation of a proper album release.

“It’s gonna be raw Hip Hop,” Raekwon added. “We’re gonna keep it where we supposed to keep it. That album? That shit is gonna be better than your momma’s spaghetti, yo.”

ODB’s Estate is Now Open For Business

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Th estate of Russell Jones is now open  for business. A new site boasting new official merch with the likeness of ODB has surfaced, with t-shirts and sweatshirts in colorful pastel designs. This seems to be a company with no direct connect to any Wu-Tang ventures, which seem to be in turmoil after the soft-launch and much delayed video from the 8 Diagrams debacle that was released late last year. Buy your ODB merch here..

Wu-tang Live in NYC (Exclusive Backstage with Rae & Ghost)


Journey with Street Knowledge as we bring you the Return of the WuWu Tang Clan invades Hammerstein Ballroom on the New York City leg of their 8 Diagram Tour minus the Abbot(RZA). Get a front row invite to the hottest ticket in town as the Clan forms like Voltron and delivers some of their most classic hits from their 15+ year career. Then get a Backstage Pass as we interview Raekwon the Chef, Ghostface Killah and Inspectah Deck with guest appearances by Theodore Unit’s Trife, Ice Water’s Polite & Erykah Badu. Witness the Clansmen perform in rare form then hear them speak on the latest developments like the much anticipated Cuban Links 2 from Raekwon, another Ghostface album and being signed to Def Jam and Aftermath.

Wu Killa Bees Swarm on NYC

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The night of January 12th will forever go down in the annals of Hip Hop history as a packed NY crowd bore witness to the Return of the Wu.  The Hammerstein Ballroom played host to the New York leg of the 8 Diagrams Tour.  Minus the Abbot, the rest of the Clan arrived fashionably late to unleash an all-out assault on the restless concertgoers who were eagerly awaiting the Shaolin Swordsmen.  Greeted by the chants of “Wu Tang!” the Clansmen flooded the stage with a 50 man strong entourage and got right into the thick of things by running through some of their riotous classics like “Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F’ Wit” and “Bring Da Ruckus.”  Method Man prowled the stage like a rabid pit-bull ready to attack, while Ghost floated from one end to another with the grace of a ghost.  His partner-in-rhyme Raekwon played his post sizing up the crowd, bottle of bubbly in hand while the man with the golden arms, U-God popped in and out to spit his bars.  Cappadonna traded verses with his brother Lounge Lo and Street Life played his part alongside MethGZA and Inspectah Deck held their own on a stage that was filled to the brim with Wu affiliates.  Whereas a packed stage would normally distract from other artist’s stage show the Wu is notoriously known for their swelling numbers and they work the energy exchange from their entourage and the crowd into their routine.  Method brought his A-Game with him this particular night, leaving nothing behind!  When he wasn’t stage diving he was giving top notch renditions of “M-E-T-H-O-D Man” “RockWilder” “Bring Da Pain” and “What The BloodClot.”  On his last joint instead of diving he actually stood on-top of the crowd, towering like a GOD while he nonchalantly spit his bars.  Rae & Ghost dug into their bag of hits and showered the crowd with “Criminology” “Incarcerated Scarfaces” and “Fish.”  GZA didn’t disappoint either as he served up “Liquid Swords” and the classical “4th Chamber.”  Unflammable.  Continue reading