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Raekwon works on mixtapes, ‘Cuban Linx II’ - 2005-10-25 12:40:00

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Raekwon The Chef may soon become the hardest working member of the Wu-Tang Clan, as the Staten Island slang-ologist is slated to drop two new mixtapes before this year’s end. The first one, titled “Weed vs. Coke,” is a collaborative effort featuring Non Phixion’s Ill Bill, and hosted by DJ Riddler. Enemy and Thousands To M’s have already been making rounds on the internet for the past few weeks.

Raekwon’s second mixtape is a solo project titled “Raekwon presents: The Vatican” which includes the Pete Rock-produced Kids That’s Rich
, and is set to drop on December 13th on Counterflow Distribution.

All of this is in preparation for Rae’s highly anticipated album Only Built For Cuban Linx II, the sequel to his 1995 solo debut. “We’re the gods who made that classic,” Raekwon told Billboard.com earlier this summer. “We’re coming with the same formula to create another classic.” It’s been publicized that the RZA and Busta Rhymes are executively producing the project, but also expect guest production by Dr. Dre and the Alchemist, as well as appearances by Nas, Mobb Deep, and Wu counterpart Ghostface.

“We could never reinvent the same potion,” Raekwon said,” but my whole thing is the storyline, the characters that play inside this film. I call it a film because I’m used to writing portraits. I’m not just a dude that writes a bunch of rhymes that have no demeanor to them.”

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II is tentatively scheduled to hit stores by January 2006.

Story credit to Kenny Rodriguez @ nobodysmiling.com

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