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by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Raekwon - "Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang" (MP3)

Raekwon at Best Buy Theater (more by Brook Bobbins)
Raekwon

HipHopDX: Can you elaborate for me a little bit on how [Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang] is different from your last official solo LP [Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II]?

Raekwon: [Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II] was me going back into my Godfather status... But this album is more constructed to be like a real, real Wu album. When you think of Wu's early music, how we had the karate skits and the music was coinciding and sounding choppy like that karate format, this album is carved out in the same significance. I had to make sure that I upgraded too, because we dealing with a whole new sound [in Hip Hop], a whole new generation of listeners. And [so] for me, it's still gotta feel new but still feel old, youknowhatImean...

HipHopDX [You & RZA] ...obviously dealt with any disagreements that arose with 8 Diagrams, so with the sound of Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang being back on that 36 Chambers tip, why not go to the architect of that sound for some new sonic designs?

Raekwon: Well the architect, he didn't really wanna co-sign this because he felt like the whole energy of this album being made came to... you know, challenge him as being one of the Grandmasters. I respect where he coming from. I mean, one thing everybody gotta realize is the Clan, it's a lot of us, man. And every now and then we have difficulties in communicating wit' one another.

Well, maybe that explains why RZA wasn't in attendance at Best Buy Theater on 12/29. When Raekwon celebrates the release of his new LP Shaolin VS Wu-Tang at Music Hall of Williamsburg on the day of its release, March 8th, RZA probably won't be throwing confetti. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/28) at noon for the show that will feature DJ sets from Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg from Hot 97. The show is Raekwon's lone tour date thus far.

Check out the title track for Raekwon's Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang which is available for download above and streaming below, along side some video.

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Raekwon - "Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang"

Raekwon - House Of Flying Daggers Featuring Inspectah Deck

Raekwon -Glaciers Of Ice

Raekwon- Verbal Intercourse @ BB King, NYC

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Comments (11)

you know, Raekwon is great and all, but how has there not been more attention(besides a brief mention in a Big Boi entry) on the new Ghostface album. It's fucking amazing! Come on BV. Stay on top of your Wu.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 11:51 AM


Rappers don't do door deals. What gives?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 11:58 AM

Well, maybe that explains why RZA wasn't in attendance at Best Buy Theater on 12/29.

RZA was shooting a movie in china.

Posted by Birdo | January 25, 2011 12:15 PM

Idk I just feel like all these old rappers are just burdening us now with their run at our market.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 12:28 PM

Maybe they wouldnt have scheduled a show without RZA if there wasn't beef, genius.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 12:43 PM

us?

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 12:48 PM

"how has there not been more attention(besides a brief mention in a Big Boi entry) on the new Ghostface album."

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/11/ghostface_relea.html

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2010/12/bun_b_talib_kwe.html

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 1:07 PM

That beat is weak.
Wu-Tang should stick to their guns instead of pandering to this "new hip-pop" that sounds like backgrounds for Chelsea bottle service nonsense music.

Posted by Anonymous | January 25, 2011 1:54 PM

The beat isnt weak. The song itself isnt better than any Cuban Linx II material, but sounding like background for "Chelsea bottle service nonsense music"? What? Could you be any more wrong?

Posted by GregBX | January 25, 2011 2:17 PM

OB4CL I > OB4CL 2.

with that said 2 was a pile of clean pop shit. i need my gritty hip-hop

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