Today In Hip-Hop: Raekwon Releases ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’

On this day, August 1, in hip-hop history… 1995: Raekwon creates a visual album that changes the game. The word 'classic' gets thrown around like a beach ball at a music festival these days. But when talking about Raekwon's debut album it is truly appropriate. Classic albums are pieces that change a genre and Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... did just exactly that. The album dropped in 1995 at a time when the Wu ruled the world. With the heat of their debut album at solar levels they were able to broker solo deals at various labels while maintaining control of their ...

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