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Background information
Birth name Corey Woods
Born January 12, 1970 (1970-01-12) (age 40)
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1993 - present
Labels Loud, Universal, Aftermath, Ice H20, EMI
Associated acts Wu-Tang Clan, Meth, Ghost & Rae, American Cream Team, Ice Water Inc., Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Nas, Dr. Dre, Game, Beanie Sigel, Outkast, Jadakiss
Website www.myspace.com/raekwon
.Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970)[1][2], better known by the stage name Raekwon (sometimes "Raekwon the Chef"), is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.^ Raekwon is a performance name for the person Corey Woods .
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^ We currently don't have any tour dates for Raekwon (Wu-Tang Clan) .
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^ The Chef is currently on tour with Wu-Tang Clan .
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He released his solo debut, Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx..., in 1995, and has continued recording solo and with the Wu-Tang Clan since then.^ In fact, CUBAN LINX bares closer resemblance to an actual Wu-Tang Clan album than any solo record by a Wu-Tang member.
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^ Rae's first solo album, 1995's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
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^ Tags: only built for cuban linx , Raekwon , Wu-Tang .

In 2009, Raekwon released the sequel to his critically acclaimed debut with the similarly praised .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ It's a rare occurrence when a hip-hop artist actually concentrates on making an album , and it's for this reason that hip-hop fans everywhere are extremely lucky to have Raekwon and his new release, Only Built for Cuban Linx Pt.
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^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…2 .

^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
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Pt. II
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Contents

Music career

Early career

.Corey Woods joined the Wu-Tang Clan, a nine-member hip hop group based in the Staten Island borough of New York City, in 1993. He went under the stage name Raekwon and aliases Shallah Raekwon, Raekwon the Chef, and Lex Diamonds.^ Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970) better known by the stage name Raekwon (sometimes "Raekwon the Chef"), is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan.
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^ Q. Shaolin is your name for Staten Island.
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^ Raekwon is a performance name for the person Corey Woods .
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[3] .Wu-Tang Clan debuted that year with Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers.^ Wu-Tang Clan feat.
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^ Wu-Tang Clan ft.
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^ Wu-tang Clan Lyrics .
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.Singles from the album included "Protect Ya Neck" and "C.R.E.A.M.", the latter of which reaching #8 on the Billboard rap chart.^ I still get hype when hear Protect Ya Neck or Method Man come on on the iphone.
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^ As an original member of Queen Latifah's Flavor Unit, Apache first appeared on 45 King Presents The Flavor Unit and his best known single “Gangsta B**ch” peaked at #11 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart.
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^ Protect Ya Neck Ringtone .

[4] .Method Man became the first Wu-Tang member to release a solo album; his was Tical, released in 1994.[3] Wu-Tang Forever followed in 1997 and was certified four times platinum by the RIAA, quadruple the certification given Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).^ He's recording a new album with Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Method Man.
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^ Tags: ghostface killah , method man , Raekwon , Wu-Tang .

^ The systematic release of solo projects from all the Wu Tang warriors.

[5] Alongside other solo albums by its members, Wu-Tang continued recording as a group, releasing The W in 2001 and 8 Diagrams in 2007.[3]

Solo career

.In 1994, Raekwon signed a solo deal with Loud Records and released his debut single "Heaven & Hell" for the soundtrack to the movie Fresh.^ Raekwon Heaven & Hell (feat.
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^ Enroll Now Raekwon: Immobilarity Album: Immobilarity (Explicit) Record Label: LOUD RECORDS Release Date: 1999 Album Length: 01:39:59 Genre: Rap « Artist Details for Raekwon Album Songs .
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^ Raekwon had announced a sequel to Cuban Linx, and said the record would be released by Dr Dre's Aftermath label (a deal that never materialised), the imprint that had fuelled the rises of Eminem and 50 Cent.
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His first solo LP, Only .Built 4 Cuban Linx..., was released in 1995 to rave reviews, though not to as much commercial success as fellow Wu-Tang member Method Man's Tical.^ Tags: Cuban Linx 2 , Raekwon , review .

^ Tags: ghostface killah , method man , Raekwon , Wu-Tang .

^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (183 reviews - read ) .
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[6] According to Steve Huey of allmusic, .Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
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^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by Birkin Bags [2009-12-29 01:04:02] .
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^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is armed with explosive production from the late, great J Dilla, RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Allah Mathematics and Marly Marl.
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contained a narrative album format revolving around cocaine trafficking, criminal activity, and a rise through the ranks of the illegal industry. .Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah appeared on many tracks on the album.^ He's recording a new album with Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah and Method Man.
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^ Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Raekwon, Redman: Redman, Wu Tang Albums Both Pushed Back to 2010 — prefixmag.com — For a while there, December was poised to end 2009 with a massive one-two hip-hop punch.
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^ From the upcoming Wu Tang – Return of the Wu & Friends LP featuring tracks recorded from 2000 through 2008, including lost gems, remixes and new exclusives.
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[7]
After .Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
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^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by Birkin Bags [2009-12-29 01:04:02] .
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^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is armed with explosive production from the late, great J Dilla, RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Allah Mathematics and Marly Marl.
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, Raekwon appeared on a track by the R&B group Allure from the group's self-titled debut in 1997.[8] He also appeared on Fat Joe's song "John Blaze" alongside Nas, Jadakiss, and Big Pun; "John Blaze" also had a music video.[9] .Raekwon's next effort, Immobiliarity, came out in 1999, to mixed reviews because of the absence of RZA and Ghostface Killah.^ Also notable was Raekwon's crackling chemistry with heavily featured collaborator Ghostface Killah, who enjoyed something of a coming-out party with all the exposure (he hadn't been nearly as much of a presence on Enter the Wu-Tang).
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^ Raekwon recorded with the Wu on their subsequent albums The W (2000) and Iron Flag (2001), and announced plans to reteam with Ghostface Killah for a sequel to Cuban Linx .
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^ This time around, neither RZA nor Ghostface Killah contributed to the album at all and perhaps as a result, reviews were more mixed.
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[6] .The Lex Diamond Story followed in 2003 on Universal Records, to mixed reviews (generally lukewarm critical reviews and wildly varying public reviews) and moderate success.^ His third record, The Lex Diamond Story dropped in 2003.
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^ The Lex Diamond Story (37 reviews - read ) .
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^ In the 14 years since the purple tape hit shelves, Rae ’s solo releases included two disappointments in 1999’s Immobilarity and 2003’s The Lex Diamond Story [ click to read ].
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.Raekwon complained about the lack of promotion and vowed that future releases wouldn't suffer the same fate.^ I Like Music caught up with Raekwon to chat about working with Dre, his dreams, living in NYC and his future plans.
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^ Raekwon: I think its just that you tend to lack when you get relaxed about being in the business and, you know, and sometimes you still got to be creative one way or another.
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[10]
Raekwon planned to release the long-delayed sequel to his debut, .II" class="mw-redirect">Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ It's a rare occurrence when a hip-hop artist actually concentrates on making an album , and it's for this reason that hip-hop fans everywhere are extremely lucky to have Raekwon and his new release, Only Built for Cuban Linx Pt.
  • WERS 88.9 FM - Album Review: Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx... Pt. II 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC wers.org [Source type: General]

^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…2 .

^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
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Pt. .II
, in 2007 through Aftermath Entertainment; it was informally executively produced by Busta Rhymes (who Raekwon described as getting him into the "Cuban Linx mindset")[11] and RZA, with RZA handling most of the production.^ Busta Rhymes RZA Dilla ob4cl II produced by BLAKROC webisode 11: feat.
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^ Tags: Cuban Linx 2 , Raekwon , review .

^ Cuban Linx II , album of the year!” .
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Dr. Dre, Scram Jones, and J Dilla were other producers that had been mentioned as working with Raekwon on the album. RZA explained the collaboration between he and Dr. Dre as like "yin and yang" when it came to their styles.[12] ."The album is gonna attract all the gangstas, nigga; all the thugs and everybody is going to be listening to this shit," said RZA of the album.^ This time around, neither RZA nor Ghostface Killah contributed to the album at all and perhaps as a result, reviews were more mixed.
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^ That said, there's one crucial difference between the two Cuban Linx records that could've tripped this album up: The switch from an all-RZA palette of beats to an all-star roster of production names.
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^ Just know that, at the end of the day, you gotta go buy that album and go get the real shit.
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.Raekwon and EMI both confirmed at one point that Only Built For Cuban Linx...^ Tags: Cuban Linx 2 , Raekwon , review .

^ Taken from the upcoming Only Built For Cuban Linx 2, coming soon!
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^ One such classic is Raekwon ’s [ click to read ] Only Built 4 Cuban Linx .
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Pt. .II
would be released the summer of 2009 with EMI serving as the distribution label[13] for the album, which was officially released on Raekwon's ICEH2O label.^ Buy Album Released: 2009 1.
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^ Raekwon released four albums between 1995 and 2009.
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^ Malik told L.A. Weekly that the short-length documentary is still in progress but will accompany the release of Raekwon's highly anticipated new album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II , out later this month.
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[14] .However, Raekwon and EMI later announced that the album would be pushed back to September 8, 2009 due to sample clearance issues, and the leak of a song from the album entitled "Surgical Gloves."^ December 1st, 2009 Raekwon – Surgical Gloves .
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^ Surgical Gloves (2009) sampled Castle Walls by Styx (1977) .
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^ Raekwon recorded with the Wu on their subsequent albums The W (2000) and Iron Flag (2001), and announced plans to reteam with Ghostface Killah for a sequel to Cuban Linx .
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[15] .On September 8, 2009, Only Built For Cuban Linx...^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…2 .

^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
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^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by Birkin Bags [2009-12-29 01:04:02] .
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Pt. .II
was finally released after many delays.^ Raekwon recently released the album art for his much anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II , and has finally set a firm release date.
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^ Cuban Linx II has been speculated upon for many years, tracks leaked and release dates published, then always pushed back.
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.The album features many Wu-Tang members and affiliates, as well as Slick Rick, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Beanie Sigel and more.^ The Wu-Tang Clan-member releases his fourth solo album featuring such artists as his fellow Wu-Tang Clan members, Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, Lyfe Jennings, Styles P, Busta Rhymes, and Slick Rick.
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^ The video features cameo appearances from Wu Tang Clan member...
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^ From the upcoming Wu Tang – Return of the Wu & Friends LP featuring tracks recorded from 2000 through 2008, including lost gems, remixes and new exclusives.
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.On September 28, 2009 Raekwon was named the #10 Hottest MC in the game by MTV. He also converted to Islam in 2009.[16] According to The Next 48 Hours w/ Raekwon web series, Raekwon stated that a project is in the works between him and Kool G Rap, the two fathers of Mafioso Rap.^ I'm pleasantly surprised that Raekwon made the list of MTV's Hottest MCs .
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^ Hours With Raekwon" an original web series by...
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^ December 2nd, 2009 at 10:28 am .
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.
In December 2009, major hip hop site HipHopDx released their 2009 HipHopDx Awards.
^ It's not the best Hip Hop album of 2009.
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^ JDS Says: July 1st, 2009 at 5:04 pm # hip hop cops Says: July 1st, 2009 at 5:02 pm .
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^ By HIP HOP on April 17, 2009 9:57 AM I'll wait around for Rae, I'm always interested in hearing what Shallah Raekwon has to offer.
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.Raekwon's fourth studio album and latest effort Only Built For Cuban Linx...^ Tags: Cuban Linx 2 , Raekwon , review .

^ Taken from the upcoming Only Built For Cuban Linx 2, coming soon!
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^ One such classic is Raekwon ’s [ click to read ] Only Built 4 Cuban Linx .
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Pt. .II
was chosen as 'Album of the Year', described as '...the Hip Hop equivalent to The Godfather 2, with Rae as revitalized as Marlon was...'^ Hip Hop Forever II (CD, Comp, Mixed, Ltd + CD, Comp, Ltd) .
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^ By HIP HOP on April 17, 2009 9:57 AM I'll wait around for Rae, I'm always interested in hearing what Shallah Raekwon has to offer.
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^ If Detox is the hip hop Chinese Democracy then Cuban II is our Smile , existing only in idea fragments and false starts.
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and .Raekwon himself picked as Best Emcee of 2009 (fellow New Yorker Nas had won in 2008).^ II" picks up right where the original left off, but this is the best Raekwon we've heard lyrically and musically in a long time, and barring a late entry this should be the best Wu-Tang related album of 2009.
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^ All-Time High (And Low) Scores Best of 2009 Best of 2008 Best of 2007 Best of 2006 Best of 2005 Best of 2004 Best of 2003 Best of 2002 Best of 2001 Best of 2000 Best of the Decade .
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  • Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II reviews at Metacritic.com 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.metacritic.com [Source type: General]

^ December 13th, 2009 Raekwon – Happy New Year .
  • Raekwon | RealTalkNY Brought To You By Nigel D. 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC realtalkny.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The DX staff justified this pick with this description of Cory Wood's career in 2009[17].^ By Nimrod on April 17, 2009 7:55 AM Who cares?
  • RAEKWON TALKS 'ONLY BUILT 4 CUBAN LINX 2': "THE WAIT IS FINA | SOHH NYC | SOHH BLOG 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC blogs.sohh.com [Source type: General]

.'Raekwon brought it back to lyrical, dope rap.^ Raekwon (musician) SOURCE: SOHH 2 weeks ago Raekwon brought it back to lyrical, dope, rap.
  • Raekwon (musician) - From Treehugger 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Lyrics ► R ► Raekwon Lyrics ► ▼ Genres Rap Gangsta Rap East Coast Rap Hardcore Rap Lyrics to Raekwon .
  • Raekwon Lyrics, Lyrics to Raekwon 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lyricsfreak.com [Source type: General]

^ Lyrics ► R ► Raekwon Lyrics ► ▼ Genres Rap Gangsta Rap East Coast Rap Hardcore Rap Send "Raekwon" Ringtones to your Cell .
  • Raekwon | Lyrics - (70 Songs Online) 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.lyricsfreak.com [Source type: General]

.He released an album that spoke to teens, twenty-somethings, thirty-somethings, and beyond.^ He released an album that spoke to teens, twenty-somethings, thirty-somethings, and beyond.
  • Raekwon (musician) - From Treehugger 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Without compromising, the Chef made an edgy Hip Hop record that refused to bastardize the catalog he laid down 15 years ago.^ Without compromising,’the Chef’ made an edgy Hip Hop record that refused to bastardise the catalogue he laid down 15 years ago…a go-to for numerous rappers making al...
  • Raekwon (musician) - From Treehugger 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Vráťme hip-hop do SR! 15.
  • Raekwon - Aktuality o Raekwon - HipHopStage.cz 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopstage.cz [Source type: General]

^ Hip Hop has gone DOWN hill in the last few years.
  • Raekwon “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II” Review | Culture Bully 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.culturebully.com [Source type: General]

.On top of that, Rae (along with Ghostface) was a go-to for numerous rappers making albums, ranging from the Playaz Circle to Jadakiss to BK One.^ Are you and Ghostface ever going to do an album together?

^ Without compromising,’the Chef’ made an edgy Hip Hop record that refused to bastardise the catalogue he laid down 15 years ago…a go-to for numerous rappers making al...
  • Raekwon (musician) - From Treehugger 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC topics.treehugger.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I know for me, as a fan, I would love to hear a Rae album, a Ghost album and then a Rae and Ghost album; it makes it more exciting.
  • Raekwon | Interview | Tiny Mix Tapes 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.tinymixtapes.com [Source type: General]

.That's beyond real, as was a year filled with performing in arenas, clubs and even churches.^ The album covers thing has really taken off: it even has its own Flickr group , and a rundown of blah-to-hysterical offerings surfaced on the web earlier this year.
  • Pitchfork: Raekwon Talks Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC pitchfork.com [Source type: General]

When it came to mastering the ceremony, Rea had 'em all following the leader'.

Discography

Albums

Year Title Chart positions[18] RIAA certifications[19]
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1995 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… 4 2 * Gold
1999 Immobilarity 9 2 * Gold
2003 The Lex Diamond Story 102 18 * -
2009 Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II
  • Released: September 8, 2009
  • Label: Ice H20/EMI Records
4 2 2
2010 Untitled Fifth Studio Album[20]
  • Released:TBA [21]
  • Label: TBA

Collaboration albums

Year Title Chart positions RIAA certifications
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2010 The Wu-Massacre (as Meth, Ghost & Rae) TBA TBA TBA TBA

Mixtapes

Year Title
2003 Only Built 4 the Streets
2006 Heroin Only
R.A.G.U. (Rae and Ghost United)
2007 .The Vatican Mixtape Vol.^ The DaVinci Code: The Vatican Mixtape Vol.
  • Raekwon - Rhapsody Music 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: General]

^ The Vatican Mixtape Vol.
  • Raekwon - Rhapsody Music 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: General]

1
.The Vatican Mixtape Vol.^ The DaVinci Code: The Vatican Mixtape Vol.
  • Raekwon - Rhapsody Music 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: General]

^ The Vatican Mixtape Vol.
  • Raekwon - Rhapsody Music 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: General]

2: The DaVinci Code
.The Vatican Mixtape Vol.^ The DaVinci Code: The Vatican Mixtape Vol.
  • Raekwon - Rhapsody Music 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: General]

^ The Vatican Mixtape Vol.
  • Raekwon - Rhapsody Music 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.rhapsody.com [Source type: General]

3: House of Wax
2008 R.A.G.U. Vol. .2 (Raekwon and Ghostface United Pt.^ Method Man & Ghostface Killah – “New Wu” Video GENERAL “Gihad” – Review Of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt.
  • TSS Presents Smoking Sessions With Raekwon | The Smoking Section 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC smokingsection.uproxx.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments Tags: Ghostface , Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt 2 , Raekwon , Album of the Week .
  • Raekwon | Complex Blog 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.complex.com [Source type: General]

2)
2009 Blood On Chefs Apron
Staten Go Hard
Coke Up In Da Dollar Bill
Cuban Revolution

Singles

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
1994 "Heaven & Hell" (featuring Ghostface Killah) 102[23] 32 Fresh soundtrack and .Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
  • Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II - Hip Hop Galaxy 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by Birkin Bags [2009-12-29 01:04:02] .
  • Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II - Hip Hop Galaxy 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is armed with explosive production from the late, great J Dilla, RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Allah Mathematics and Marly Marl.
  • Raekwon “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II” Review | Culture Bully 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.culturebully.com [Source type: General]

1995 "Incarcerated Scarfaces" / "Ice Cream" (featuring Ghostface Killah, Method Man, and Cappadonna) 37 37 5 .Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
  • Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II - Hip Hop Galaxy 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by Birkin Bags [2009-12-29 01:04:02] .
  • Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II - Hip Hop Galaxy 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is armed with explosive production from the late, great J Dilla, RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Allah Mathematics and Marly Marl.
  • Raekwon “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II” Review | Culture Bully 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.culturebully.com [Source type: General]

"Glaciers of Ice" (featuring Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa, and Blue Raspberry)/ "Criminology" (featuring Ghostface Killah) 43 32 5
1999 "Live From New York" 30 Immobiliarity
2003 "Smith Bros." The Lex Diamond Story
2004 "The Hood" (featuring Tiffany Villarreal)
2009 "New Wu" (featuring Ghostface Killah and Method Man) .Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by ugg boots [2009-10-31 03:56:00] .
  • Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II - Hip Hop Galaxy 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II, by Birkin Bags [2009-12-29 01:04:02] .
  • Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II - Hip Hop Galaxy 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is armed with explosive production from the late, great J Dilla, RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock, Allah Mathematics and Marly Marl.
  • Raekwon “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II” Review | Culture Bully 24 January 2010 17:017 UTC www.culturebully.com [Source type: General]

Part II
"House of Flying Daggers" (featuring GZA, Method Man, Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah)
"Catalina" (featuring Lyfe Jennings)

As featured performer

Year Title Chart positions Album
U.S. U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2000 "Apollo Kids" (Ghostface Killah featuring Raekwon) 121 32 Supreme Clientele
2001 "Never Be the Same Again" (Ghostface Killah featuring Carl Thomas and Raekwon) 65 21 Bulletproof Wallets
2008 "Royal Flush" (Big Boi featuring Andre 3000 and Raekwon) 68 Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty

Music videos

Year Title Director(s)
1994 "Heaven & Hell" Ralph McDaniels
1995 "Criminology"
"Glaciers Of Ice"
"Ice Cream"
"Incarcerated Scarfaces"
2009 "New Wu" Danny Hastings[24]
"House of Flying Daggers" Erick Sasso and Brian Wendelken
"Walk Wit Me" G. Visuals
"Have Mercy" Littles & Wilc
"Catalina" G. Visuals
"Surgical Gloves"
"Pyrex Vision" G. Visuals

References

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  2. ^ RZA, 2005, The Wu-Tang Manual, p. 18.
  3. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas; Prato, Greg (2007). "Wu-Tang Clan > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:dxfyxqwgldse~T1. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
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  5. ^ "Gold & Platinum - Wu-Tang Clan". RIAA. http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=Wu%20Tang%20Clan&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=CertificationDate&perPage=50. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  6. ^ a b Huey, Steve (2002). "Raekwon > Biography". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:axfrxqegldde~T1. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  7. ^ "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx > Overview". allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:g9fqxquhldae. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  8. ^ "Allure Still Waiting To Meet Raekwon Despite Working Together". MTV News. 1998-03-26. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1424884/19980326/allure.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  9. ^ "Fat Joe Enlists Big Pun, Nas, Raekwon For Solo Album". MTV News. 1998-08-13. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1425745/19980813/big_punisher.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  10. ^ Arnold, Paul W. (2007-07-27). "Raekwon: Hell's Kitchen". HipHopDX. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/features/id.822/title.raekwon-hells-kitchen/p.all. Retrieved 2009-09-18. 
  11. ^ Music.com || Unexpected error
  12. ^ World's Best Source For That Ol' Boom Bap
  13. ^ Raekwon Announces EMI Record Deal - Video. WeLiveThis.com. Accessed March 30, 2009
  14. ^ Raekwon and EMI Confirm Summer 2009 release for Only Built For Cuban Linx II. WeLiveThis.com. Accessed April 15, 2009
  15. ^ "Raekwon pushes back Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II album release date to September 8, 2009". WeLiveThis.com. http://www.welivethis.com/newsfeed/2009/07/01/raekwon-pushes-built-4-cuban-linx-ii-september-8-2009/. Retrieved July 1 2009. 
  16. ^ Sparks, Marvin (2009-11-03). "Marvin Sparks x Raekwon interview". Marvin Sparks. http://marvinsparks.blogspot.com/2009/11/marvin-sparks-x-raekwon-interview.html. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 
  17. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/editorials/id.1465/title.2009-hiphopdx-awards
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  19. ^ "Gold & Platinum - Raekwon". RIAA. http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?resultpage=1&table=SEARCH_RESULTS&action=&title=&artist=raekwon&format=&debutLP=&category=&sex=&releaseDate=&requestNo=&type=&level=&label=&company=&certificationDate=&awardDescription=&catalogNo=&aSex=&rec_id=&charField=&gold=&platinum=&multiPlat=&level2=&certDate=&album=&id=&after=&before=&startMonth=1&endMonth=1&startYear=1958&endYear=2009&sort=CertificationDate&perPage=25. Retrieved 2008-09-08. 
  20. ^ http://www.sohh.com/2010/01/raekwon_doubles_up_new_albums_for_2010.html
  21. ^ http://www.sohh.com/2010/01/raekwon_doubles_up_new_albums_for_2010.html
  22. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/#index/interviews/id.1471/title.raekwon-the-silent-king
  23. ^ "Bubbling Under Hot R&B Singles", Billboard 107 (2): p. 19, 1995-01-14, http://books.google.com/books?id=tQsEAAAAMBAJ 
  24. ^ "Raekwon - The New Wu". YouTube. EMI Music. 13 June 2009. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbJoinsVCRA. Retrieved 22 November 2009. 

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