Today Raekwon finally dropped his long-delayed and much-anticipated record Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II, the follow up to his classic 1995 hit. And really, it feels like these tracks are taking us back to another era, when the Chef and the rest of the Wu breathren dominated over dope, rugged beats. It’s really good. I’m kind of excited to listen to it again.
Tonight, a few lucky ticket holders are heading to Santos Party House to check out the “Ice Water Inc & Littles present: RAEKWON, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II” release party, hosted by Diddy and Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg, with music by DJ Kid Capri. Basically everyone who is on the record is performing live tonight:
Somehow Raekwon managed to keep this from leaking until it dropped today, which is a pretty shocking and impressive feat these days. So if you want to listen to the record in full before buying it, check it out here. Help the Chef eat! But in the meantime, if you can’t make it tonight for the live show, here’s one of my favorite tracks off the album, with an old school beat from Dr. Dre and featuring Lyfe Jennings.
Raekwon – Catalina (ft. Lyfe Jennings):