Raekwon Signs With EMI, Finds Home For Cuban Linx 2
During a recent interview with Connecticut radio station 93.7, Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon revealed his new label home.
Rae told the “On Air Idiots” show that the long delayed sequel to his seminal 1995 solo debut Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is finished and will be released on EMI Records. “Project is vicious right now, it’s done,” he said. “I just closed my deal, you the first one to know, that I signed with EMI right now. I just signed off yesterday made everything official so EMI is the home right now. They the ones that’s paying me they gave me a nice piece of what I needed." [Watch Below]
When asked if Ghostface Killah - his longtime partner-in-rhyme and co-star on the original Cuban Linx – will be involved, Rae said he wanted to give others rappers a chance to shine. “Ghost gonna be up but at the end of the day it’s gonna be raw hip-hop, B,” he explained. “When I made this album I made it to be a classic, I didn’t look at it as having Ghost all the way through it like that, because it don’t make it special if I don’t give other brothers a shot.”
OB4CL 2 has been in the making for several years now. At one point, Rae was even signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records with Busta Rhymes serving as the disc’s executive producer, but that eventually fell through.
Set to feature production by Dre, J Dilla, Pete Rock, Erik Sermon and Wu-Tang mastermind the Rza, the album is reportedly set to drop sometime this summer. – Elan Mancini