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Redbull Music Academy presents Raekwon | Listen & Love

on August 23, 2011with 0 comments

Ice H20 Records, New York City

A co-founder of the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon has definitely earned his stripes. He is one of the most consistent MCs to ever emerge from the ubiquitous Staten Island collective, as well as the author of its most iconic solo album, ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’. He’s shared a microphone with everybody from Nas to Kanye West to his brother-from-another, Ghostface Killah. His fierce storytelling and pin sharp snapshots of NYC block life, usually combined with soulful samples and extra-raw drums, have influenced whole generations of street rappers such as Biggie, Pusha T, and Rick Ross. He’s scored various platinum plaques both as a solo artist and a member of the Wu. And – after somewhat 20 years in the game – he’s arguably enjoying more love than ever before in this day and (internet) age. Both the sequel to his über-classic, ‘Cuban Linx II’ (2009), and his ‘Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang’ LP (2011) enjoyed rave critics and unbridled fan love, firmly establishing Rae’s brand new retro sound as a linchpin of today’s musical landscape. In this Fireside Chat, the Chef looks back at his eventful career and gives a glimpse of what more is in stall for this true hip hop legend. Knowledge God!

Playlist

Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. – Loud
Run DMC – It’s Like That – Profile
Raekwon – Heaven & Hell – Loud
Raekwon – Rainy Dayz – Loud
Raekwon – Incarcerated Scarfaces – Loud
Mobb Deep feat. Nas & Raekwon – Eye For A Eye (Your Beef Is Mines) – Loud
Raekwon – Ice Cream – Loud
Jodeci feat. Ghostface Killah & Raekwon – Freek’n You (Remix) – Uptown
Pete Rock feat. Raekwon, Prodigy & Ghostface Killah – Tha Game – Loud
Wu-Tang Clan – Cash Still Rules/Scary Hours – Loud
Raekwon – Power – Loud
Tash feat. Raekwon – Rap Life – Loud
Raekwon feat. RZA & Inspectah Deck – Black Mozart – Ice H20
Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man – House Of Flying Daggers – Ice H20
Raekwon feat. Busta Rhymes – Crane Style – Ice H20
Raekwon feat. Busta Rhymes – State Of Grace – Ice H20
Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah & Rick Ross – Molasses – Ice H20
Method Man, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon – Our Dreams – Def Jam
Kanye West feat. KiD CuDi & Raekwon – Gorgeous – Roc-A-Fella
Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah & Jim Jones – Rock’N’Roll – Ice H20

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