Raekwon’s OB4CL2 Pushed Back to September

Wu-Tang fans hungry for Raekwon The Chef’s long-awaited Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II will have to wait just a little longer.

The sequel to Rae’s fourth solo project will now hit stores on September 8, not August 11, as originally scheduled.

“OB4CL2 is still on deck!!!” Rae wrote last night, via his Twitter account (twitter.com/raekwonicewater). “Had to clear the sample issues.”

The cover photography for the album debuted today on missinfo.tv. Lensman Danny Hastings—who also shot the artwork for Rae’s 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx—recreated the iconic original shot, adding a purple tint as homage to the original’s nickname of “The Purple Tape.”

Raekwon’s teamed up with DJ Absolut to drop the Blood on Chef’s Apron mixtape back in May. –John Kennedy

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    Damn them sample clearances must be heavy shit cuz they fuck up alot of niggas drop dates. Either way im patiently waiting Rae.

  • BigDan!

    Oh man isn’t this how it started last time?

  • latino heat

    and so the push backs begin… again. Rae’s new release date, Nevuary 31st. same day as Detox. start saving your money now!

  • brand-new

    not really suprised on this, hopefully all the push backs are justified with a quality product, from what i heard so far this album has the potential to be a epic wu album! fingers crossed!

  • $ykotic

    Naw them sample clearances are a b*tch. Why y’all think there are soooo many CRT’s(mixtapes) out there?

    • EReal

      No WAY!?! OBFCL 2 Delayed?! NOOOO WAYY.

      Thats a trip. Damn.

  • Stonyman

    Samples are a muthafuck. The white dudes gotta get paid at the record companies.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Dang again??? Why am I not surprised? Didn’t know it’d be that much of a bitch to get samples cleared…that must mean he bringing some heat! Still looking forward to it!

  • Beast McCoy

    Surprised? Not at all. F@#k it, just call it TBA [To Be Announced] and schedule it for Neverary 32nd. Damn, at least Chamber Music dropped.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Sounds about right. Push-backs are the new EP, i.e. can’t release the official album without one.

    Hopefully, it’s not because Rae is trying to go back & 50 cent the album…..

    Labels, take note; if its done, let it go. If it sucks, we’ll let you know.


    i heard RAe pushed it back because of this:

  • Fireforreal

    I knew Rae was a big bullshitter. You mean to tell me after 3 years of saying the album is finished you still haven’t got the samples cleared ? if you have a release date of august when did you start to try to get the sample shit clear what last week ? I think that shit should have been done before a release date was set because it’s not officialley done yet. I bet he’s recording more tracks because he bit off more than he can chew with the title. The first one is a classic but I doubt Rae can hold it down on it’s sequal.He’s been mediocore at best since around 99.Watch it flop and He like always will blaime Rza even if Rza is not involved lol

  • Federal Ranga

    So his shit got pushed back again…

    Show of hands: Who here is surprised? (Doesn’t see one single palm in the fucking air)

    That’s what I thought.

    Listen… when you get signed to EMI, if you read the fine print… you’ll clearly notice the clause that states that your average album has to get pushed back at LEAST twice before it comes out…

    I ain’t lying… ok. So I am… sue me.


  • b. cool

    this is hip hop now a days. The people we want to hear keep pushin they sh*t back.

  • El Tico Loco

    The labels have it to where nobody even gets excited about new releases, we expect this nowadays, then they wonder why sales are down. SHIT LIKE THIS!!

  • Nehemiah

    At least they gave a new date! lmfao! Based on what Rae has been releasing the album should be solid. Will it be a classic? Remains to be seen.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    “All my niggaz, go pick up uniforms. Go, when you buy this album, go pick up uniforms for real. You know what I mean? ‘Cause don’t think we doing this just for anybody. We doing this shit for certain niggaz, kid. Certain people rather. Certain fans. Certain supporters. Certain delegators, word. What the fuck man? I’m tired of seeing these fake ass niggaz fucking, running with the fucking globe. Ain’t even…ain’t even really seeing it the way it…it should really be seen. You know what I mean? It’s like, if you going to spread mathematics, spread it right! You know what I mean?”

    –OG Matt Herbz–

    • Curtis75Black

      Herbz, Dead on funny impression of Rae !! I was at first wondering ‘What the fuck is this nigga talking about ?’ Nice one.

    • oskamadison

      @OG Matt

      How much did you have to pay to sample Rae’s outro from Wu-Tang Forever in your comments? lol

      • OG Matt Herbz

        I hit ‘em up direct on the horn and told him it was about to go down in the comments section. He said, “Do your thing, god.” I said “Aiight, chill…” And that was that.

        –OG Matt Herbz–

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Word to OG Matt Herbz……..Niggas be bitin and shit. If u gon’ play that role man play it!! Everytime u see a nigga they wanna pop a little champagne and all that.

  • BeerGangsta

    Rae will be out about Labor Day time. This will be the end of the Summer Jam. This will be worth a wait.

  • H-DUB

    Man, if you really believe it´s the Samples that causes the Delay, you probably live behind the Moon! That´s some Bullshit…..anyway, this will be his last Shot at the Top , to much time wasted


    ob4cl is one of my favorite albums ever but i just hope this sequel doesn’t fall off as hard as other sequel flops like bacdafucup 2, blueprint 2, and adrenaline rush 2007.

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  • cmon

    This fuckin guy man. It’s been years…but the shit out already.

  • http://xxl All Dae

    I don’t belive the lie of waiting for sample clearance. Rae is no rookie he knows when to get the sample clearance.

    That wrote Rae should get Havocs label push cause dude is dopping his second album in about two years. Even if they suck he’s getting it out.

  • El Tico Loco

    Even if the album was pushed back, being that the original release date was pretty close, shouldn’t a leak be happening by now? If leak are really “unintentional” sample clearances should be an issue.

  • MrO2theC

    Isn’t the Slaughterhouse album meant 2 b comin out August 11th? Wiv the problems between Joey an Meth thort Rae mite ov sparked a Kanye/50 sales war, woulda brought a bit mre attention 2 both albums

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