News zu Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 auf Raekwon’s Myspace:
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II will be the fourth studio album from Wu-Tang Clan rap artist Raekwon. It will serve as a sequel to Raekwon’s 1995 album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and is to feature Wu-Tang members GZA and Inspectah Deck almost exclusively. Some tracks are the result of several LA studio sessions originally aimed towards creating a new Clan album.
The album is to be released as a joint venture between Wu-Tang and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. Producers are set to include RZA, Dr. Dre, Scram Jones, and Jay Dee. Nas and Fat Joe have been approached about guest appearances, and Busta Rhymes (who is, informally, co-executive producing the project) will probably be on the album as well. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, John Frusciante is also said to have played guitar on a few joints for this album – and along with a few other RZA beats, in general.
Similar to the first Cuban Linx album, OB4CLII will be set up in a cinematic fashion, with skits loosely tying each song together in a sort of storyline, and each rapper playing an implied “persona” of sorts; for instance, Raekwon being the main protagonist, with GZA and Inspectah Deck playing “supporting roles” throughout.
Tracks that are confirmed are the RZA-produced “Secret Indictment,” which will be the second single off of the album (after “State of Grace”), “House Of Flying Daggers” produced by J Dilla, “Kareem Khan” featuring GZA, produced by RZA and Justice (GZA’s son), a Raekwon solo produced by RZA: “Thug World”, “Rock Stars and Smoking Barrels” featuring GZA and Inspectah Deck “No Matter How Hard You Try” is another RZA produced track and features Inspectah Deck and finally a track produced by Dr. Dre featuring RZA and Busta Rhymes. The main sidekick in “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”, Ghostface Killah is rumored to be appearing on three of the tracks.
In a recent interview with MTV Europe, Raekwon said the album was about 96% complete and it’s in the sequencing process. The first single off of the album is “State of Grace,” produced by RZA, and already has a remix featuring Busta Rhymes.
Other rumours include the colour purple being included on the album cover to pay homage to the purple cassette that the first Only Built 4 Cuban Linx came out on. According to RZA, the whole Wu-Tang Clan has been confirmed for appearances and at least three Dre beats are favorite picks for the album. Wu-Tang Corp
Most recently, it was announced on the Wu-Tang Corp. website that Raekwon’s management has stated that the album is about done and the production is credited to Dr. Dre and RZA equally.
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