Lately, there’s been some low-level public animosity between Wu-Tang figureheads RZA and Raekwon — RZA blaming the lack of a 20th-anniversary reunion album on Rae’s absence, Rae laughing it off. But it’s remarkable how capably Rae carries the spirit of the dark, inward old Wu on his new single “A Rainy Day” — a song that samples the RZA-produced classic “Rainy Dayz” from Rae’s solo debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. The new song is a moody, flickering relationship rap with an excellently low-key beat from Roadsart. Listen below.
Rae’s new album Fly International Luxurious Art is reportedly coming next year.