Thisis50.com sat down with Raekwon, who spoke about his favorite track he recorded, what he learned from being in the music industry, if the Joe Budden issue is dead, and chances for a new Wu-Tang Clan album. “It’s a possibility,” Raekwon said about the Wu. “It’s just about making sure the politics is straight. Once the politics is straight, everyone will go in and play their part.” Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Raekwon reacted to MTV’s Hottest MCs List, where he’s named one of the top 25. “Honestly, it’s a blessing to be on it with these cats,” the rapper told ThisIs50.com. “This is a list, this is not the list of all lists. For me to be up there, it’s like yo, I respect that.” Watch the comments below the cut. (more…)
Angie Martinez interviewed Raekwon at the Hot 97 studios in New York City, where the Wu-Tang Clan rapper discussed his upcoming album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II’, his thoughts on the state of hip hop, music people would be surprised he likes, and more. The audio is so low it’s barely decipherable unfortunately, but watch the interview via YouTube below.
Raekwon is out with the video to his new single ‘New Wu’, featuring Ghostface Killah and Method Man, off the Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s fourth solo album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II’, out August 11th via EMI. Watch via YouTube below.
Hi-Tek is set to release his new album ‘Hi-Teknology 3: Underground’ next Tuesday (December 11) via Babygrande Records, and the Cincinnati, Ohio rapper is featuring the disc on his MySpace player before it drops. The disc features Talib Kweli, Young Buck, Ghostface, Raekwon, Little Brother, and more. Listen to the CD in full at myspace.com/hitek.
RZA adressed the rumors surrounding himself and Raekwon about discord in the Wu-Tang Clan on Westwood’s Saturday night program on BBC’s Radio 1. Raekwon had thought the new album ‘8 Diagrams’ sounded too worldly and wanted a punch in the face album, but RZA insisted the Wu is for the world and they’ve already done a punch in the face album, and he insisted that he and Raekwon have worked out their differences.
Video at YouTube has since been removed.
Raekwon’s Presents Ice Water are out with the video to their new single ‘Animal’, from the album ‘Polluted Water’. Ice Water features Raekwon, Polite, Stomach, P.C. (Paulie Caskets) and D.C. (Donnie Cash). Watch it below the fold.
Jadakiss, Raekwon, and Styles P attended Sunny of Hot 97.1 FM’s birthday party on Sunday (April 10) at Deep in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
In the Kitchen with Raekwon the Chef went down on February 10th at Rivol House in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.