Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 26, 2009

Raekwon

On September 9, Raekwon The Chef of the Wu-Tang Clan is dropping the much-awaited sequel to his 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... a triumph of storytelling, technically proficient rhymes and gritty Shaolin-style production. Granted, he has kept to this formula since his debut with the Clan, but Part II will be his greatest triumph of the decade, with production by RZA as well as Dr. Dre, J. Dilla, Pete Rock, Marly Marl, Necro, The Alchemist and Allah Mathematics, with rhymes contributed by Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, The Lox. Ghostface Killah will reprise his role as the secondary rapper on the album, and there will be also be multiple appearances by Wu-Tang stalwarts Method Man, GZA and Inspectah Deck.

At 8pm on the release date, Santos Party House will be holding the concert and celebration, which promises to be flat out the best real hip-hop event the city has seen in a long time.

The amazing lineup for the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II release party at Santos on September 8th includes (of course) Raekwon, as well as key collaborator Ghostface. Joining them at the Diddy-hosted show will be the likes of Beanie Sigel, Bustah Rhymes, Talib Kweli, Slick Rick, Lyfe Jennings and more. The full cast is below with the flyer. No word on tickets yet.

Two nights later, S.O.B.'s hosts its own Raekwon release show with Raekwon & Ghostface Killah. If there will be more special guests at that show too, they aren't announced. Tickets for the September 10th show are on sale.

Ghostface's own new record, The Wizard of Poetry, is due on September 29th on Def Jam. He's got his own show coming up at BB King's in November. "Baby," the first video from that new disc, is posted below.

Raekwon appeared on the bill of this year's Rock the Bells tour. Videos from his Boston and Jones Beach appearances are below...

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Raekwon Santos release party line-up:

live performances:
RAEKWON
METHOD MAN
GHOSTFACE KILLAH
BEANIE SIGEL
TALIB KWELI
SLICK RICK
LYFE JENNINGS

DJ KID CAPRI
hosted by P. DIDDY alongside Hot 97's PETER ROSENBERG

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videos...

Ghostface - Baby

Raekwon - House Of Flying Daggers

Raekwon Performing "WuOhh" At Rock The Bells Live

Raekwon At Rock the Bells Jones Beach

Raekwon at Rock The Bells Boston

Raekwon - 2009 European Tour Dates
Sep 23 Poitiers
Sep 24 Lausanne
Sep 25 Marseille
Sep 26 Strassbourg
Sep 29 Lyon
Sep 30 Leipzig
Oct 1 Berlin
Oct 2 Münster
Oct 3 London
Oct 4 Amsterdam
Oct 8 Basel
Oct 9 Besacon
Oct 10 Antwerp

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Comments (24)

id like to go but i dont want to get stomped on when the riot hits.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 1:54 PM

Wow, it really looks like this thing is finally getting released. Can't wait to hear it. Rae and Starks together again? Forget about it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 1:59 PM

I've been listening to Raekwon's latest mixed tape "Staten: Go Hard" and if this is a step in the same direction, we're in for some end game shit. Raekwon shows that the Wu still has some tricks up their sleeve!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:06 PM

@ 1:54- you f*cking racist

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:17 PM

@2:17 LOL

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:18 PM

What riot, the riot when GFK and the Chef drop some Criminology 09?

Please include me in that riot!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:20 PM


Peter Rosenberg HAS to be involved?? Ugg.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:22 PM

what's wrong with peter rosenberg?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:29 PM

1:54...i said i WANTED to go...i love me some raekwon the chef.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:30 PM

A new flyer just came out for the Santos show. It also lists Bustah. Updated.

Posted by brooklynvegan | August 26, 2009 2:43 PM

why is it that only white people like the wu tang clan? discuss...

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 2:53 PM

Because white people love ruining everything. Hipsters in Brooklyn for example.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:02 PM

whatever riot this guy was talking about must be The Clash type. Are there ever more than 10 non-whites at a rap show?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:08 PM

yeah- why is it that mostly white people like talib, the roots, mos def? can't figure it out- they're all so dope and not at all targeting 1 market or another

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:08 PM

There's no "h" in Busta

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:29 PM

I can imagine Mr. Trevor Smith telling somebody,

Yo, There's no "h" in Busta, Busta.


Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 3:50 PM

i wonder where raekwon was a chef @? i would love to cook alongside him...oh, i forgot he probably means "chef" as in master cook of crack cocaine...but still i bet he could throw down some mean flavors. he can cook the crack, i'll smoke it, and we can fuck some stinky white whores

Posted by protect ya neck | August 26, 2009 9:26 PM

i wasn't planning on going, but even if i was (cause it's a sick line up) i wouldn't go based on the fact that sean "puffy" combs has his name attached to it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 9:32 PM

Someones a Busta

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2009 9:42 PM

"i wasn't planning on going, but even if i was (cause it's a sick line up) i wouldn't go based on the fact that sean "puffy" combs has his name attached to it."

BREAKING NEWS---THE SHOW IS CANCELLED....because this dude isn't going.

ps - NOBOBY cares about you or your agenda, fool!

Posted by Anonymous | August 27, 2009 8:33 AM

"yeah- why is it that mostly white people like talib, the roots, mos def? can't figure it out- they're all so dope and not at all targeting 1 market or another"

Cause they are great musicians... why do you like them???? I'm confused ;)

Posted by twoup | August 28, 2009 4:06 AM

Hi, anybody know if the Release Party at s.o.b's is an actual concert or Raekwon will just show up and sing a couple tunes, sign autographs, etc? Sounds more like this than a show.

Posted by Anonymous | August 28, 2009 3:57 PM

Went to this show. It sucked.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2009 2:06 AM

.cool!!!
good!!

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 1:25 PM

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