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Raekwon – “Wall To Wall” (Feat. French Montana & Busta Rhymes)

The eternally tough and hardnosed Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon has been working on his album Fly International Luxurious Art for what feels like forever, and he recently announced that it'll finally come out this spring. "Wall To Wall," the album's first proper single, has more energy and swagger to it than most of what Rae's Wu-Tang… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015

Raekwon & Ghostface Announce Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Documentary At Sundance

Raekwon and Ghostface Killah hosted a preview "#PurpleCarpet" screening yesterday at the Sundance Music Festival. At the screening, they previewed a trailer for The Purple Tape Files, which is a documentary detailing the making of Raekwon's debut solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. The album will celebrate its twentieth anniversary later this year. No… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015

Watch Young Thug, Killer Mike, Danny Brown, Pusha T, & Dozens More On 42-Minute Posse Cut “The Rap Monument”

Up until today, the Game's 13-minute, 25-rapper "One Blood" remix has been the final word in absurd, overlong rap posse cuts. But now Noisey & Hennessy have outdone it by putting together the 42-minute, 36-rapper "The Rap Monument." The new track has verses from a deeply ridiculous number of rappers. Plenty of them are… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 18, 2014

Watch Jonah Hill Cover Drake, Scarlett Johansson Cover New Order, Stephen Malkmus Cover The Black Crowes, Jarvis Cocker Cover Celine Dion For Vice’s 20th Birthday In Brooklyn

There was a not-entirely-common sight down around the Brooklyn Navy Yard last night. Dozens of cabs lined the street, because depending on where you're coming from the Navy Yard can kind of be a pain to get to, and also because NYC's been doing this thing where it's decided to just rain constantly in December,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 6, 2014

Vice Turns 20 Party Brings Insane Lineup Feat. Karen O, Lil Wayne, Stephen Malkmus, Pussy Riot, Jonah Hill & Spike Jonze, Jarvis Cocker, Many More To Brooklyn Tomorrow

Vice is throwing an invite-only party tomorrow night in Brooklyn to celebrate their 20th anniversary, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner -- who will be part of the house band along with Andrew Wyatt, Pauli PSM, and Jack Lawrence -- posted the lineup for the event on his Twitter account tonight. It's pretty… More »

By: James Rettig / December 4, 2014

Raekwon – “Call Of Duty” (Feat. Akon)

When Raekwon was publicly sniping with the RZA over the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan, he was never quite specific about what his problem with RZA's musical decisions was. Now, based on Rae's new single "Call Of Duty," we can now guess what his issue was: Not enough Akon choruses. Maybe Raekwon still… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 27, 2014

Raekwon And RZA Reach Truce

The internal dymanics of the Wu-Tang Clan have always been a fascinating thing, but lately, they've been fascinating in the bad way, with Raekwon publicly bickering with crew leader RZA over the direction of the group and their in-progress album A Better Tomorrow. Last month, Rae announced that he was "on strike" from the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2014

RZA Gives Raekwon 30 Days To Get On Board Or No New Wu-Tang Album

In recent months we've been witness to an escalating feud between Wu-Tang Clan members RZA (who's desperately trying to assemble one last group LP called A Better Tomorrow) and Raekwon (who declared himself on strike from the Wu because he thinks RZA is an out-of-touch control freak). RZA tried to win Rae over… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2014

More Wu-Tang Drama: Raekwon Blasts RZA’s “Mediocre Shit,” Goes On Strike

As a rap crew, the Wu-Tang Clan has always been a notoriously chaotic and fractured entity, and no Wu-Tang member has been quicker to criticize crew mastermind RZA than Raekwon. When Wu-Tang released their last studio effort, 2007's deeply underrated and commercially disappointing 8 Diagrams, Rae was the first person in the group to call… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2014

Raekwon – “The Living Room”

It's hard to say what's going on with Raekwon right now. He doesn't seem all that excited about either of the Wu-Tang Clan albums that are supposedly on the way. And while he's got verses on two of this year's best rap albums -- Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron and Freddie Gibbs and Madlib's Piñata, there'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 10, 2014

Schoolboy Q – “Blind Threats” (Feat. Raekwon)

Rock-critic first-world struggles: I can't figure out what next week's Album Of The Week is going to be until someone lets me hear Schoolboy Q's forthcoming and hotly anticipated Oxymoron, but nobody's sending me a promo, and it hasn't leaked. It's probably great, though! Early tracks "Collard Greens," "Banger (Moshpit)," "Man OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 19, 2014

Raekwon – “A Rainy Day”

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2013

Download Raekwon Lost Jewlry EP

Later this year, Raekwon will uphold the great Wu-Tang ridiculous-anagram tradition when he releases his new album F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art). Until then, though, he's holding us over by giving us a free EP that revives rap's even older dubious-spelling tradition. It's called Lost Jewlry, and at 12 tracks long, it's not exactly a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013

Pusha T, Raekwon & Joell Ortiz – “Tick Tock”

Later this fall, the world will get to behold RZA's utterly ridiculous and awesome-looking kung fu flick The Man With The Iron Fists, which also promises to have a pretty great soundtrack. And here's a welcome indication that this thing is coming together well: "Tick Tock," a hard and eerie banger with verses from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 12, 2012

G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer Tracklist Revealed

A day after Kanye and Co. dropped "Clique," the G.O.O.D. Music crew is back with the tracklist for the forthcoming Cruel Summer, a record that's out in a couple of weeks. Personally, I didn't need to read past the first track to feel completely amped about the release. Head below to scope it. More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2012

Download Kanye’s “Lord Lord Lord,” Meet His Yale Life Coach

Kanye West's series of weekly digital singles (G.O.O.D. Fridays) was slightly late last week, with "Lord Lord Lord" appearing Saturday morning. It's another easygoing track featuring former Gap Band singer Charlie Wilson alongside West, Mos Def, Raekwon, and Swizz Beatz. Listen below, and go to kanyewest.com to download it in exchange for your email… More »

By: jessica / September 20, 2010

ATP NY 2010: Sleep, Sunn, Skinny Dipping

At this point people know what to expect from Kutscher's: The faded Catskills resort's crumbling walls held together by mold, broken everything (we were forced to do our own DIY toilet plumbing, heard about another one that flushed boiling water), that lost-in-time Tammy Faye Makeup Counter. What we didn't expect was the persistent skinny dipping… More »

By: brandon / September 8, 2010

Pitchfork Music Festival 2010: Saturday Recap

A lot of times I compare live performances to how that band sounds on their album. At Pitchfork Festival, Saturday was really about how artists worked with the big crowd and the daytime heat (the latter was big factor yesterday as well). Delorean, for example, sounded great, but their early set could only get… More »

By: jessica / July 18, 2010

The 10 Most NSFW Music Videos Of 2009

Why all the nudity in 2009? Well, look at this way: The affordability of video production technology has made it easier for everybody to get in the game; the unceremonious death of music television has shifted the means of music video distribution to the internet, where it's less about FCC than about NSFW; and let'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 26, 2009

New Blakroc – “Ain’t Nothing Like You (Hoochie Coo)”

The Black Keys recruited quite a crew for their Damon Dash-spearheaded hip-hop project Blakroc. Mos Def, Q-Tip, RZA, Jim Jones, Raekwon, Ludacris, and the ghost of ODB all appear. Hear a cut and look for the LP 11/27 AKA Black Friday. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009
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