Raekwon Wishes Jay-Z “Good Luck” at Album Release Party [With Exclusive Video]

Lines sprawled an entire downtown Manhattan block and hundreds waited to be let into Santos’s Party House as Raekwon and a slew of guests gathered for a release party in honor of Only Built for Cuban Linx…Pt. II, last night (September 8).

While on the red carpet before entering the venue, The Chef admitted it was a relief to finally release the album and receive overwhelmingly positive feedback. “We did a lotta work [and] we paid a lot of dues,” he told XXLMag.com. “So, at the end of the day, it’s a good feeling.”

Once he graced the stage with a host of guests by his side, Rae performed classic solo and Wu-Tang material such as “C.R.E.A.M.” and “Verbal Intercourse,” as well as “House of Flying Daggers,” “Catalina,” [Watch Below] and other cuts from his new album. He also took time to acknowledge another rap heavyweight whose album dropped yesterday (September 8). “Shout out to my man Jay-Z. Good luck on your album, sir,” he said, then telling the fans to “go support both albums, cause we real New York niggas that paved the way.”

Many of Rae’s collaborators for the much anticipated album, including Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, and Erick Sermon, were on hand for the event. Redman, Diddy, DJ Premier, Eric B and Ice-T were also at the club to show their support for the project, which is Rae’s fourth solo effort and a follow up to 1995′s successful Only Built for Cuban Linx… Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Lyfe Jennings, Talib Kweli, and Beanie Siegel were slated to be on the bill but did not perform. –Adam Fliescher

  • Silly Chilly Willy

    That’s what’s up, Rae! Good luck to you too, sir. You did your job and made it, so I’ll do mine and support both!

    Peace!

    • joe p

      just got my copy of cuban linxs 2 … off the chain … id say album of the year … but im sure it wont sell that good … cause it dont have any club hits lol .. big ups to rae … go cop that

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    Cuban Linx II is that real shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • abdulnasir

    @ least it finally came, right!

  • Joe

    SMH at the implications of the title, like they expect ‘us’ to be animals. Why is 1 grown man wishin another ‘good luck’ a headline? Just like why was ‘Ghostface and 50 squash beef’ a headline? That shyt was a decade ago!! To qoute Chris Rock ‘You low expectation havin m’f***s’

  • OG Matt Herbz

    I got my copy of OB4CL2, then when I got back to the office, I was made aware that BP3 had been released early and it was most likely at Best Buy as well. Now if I can just get someone at the office to go in half on it, I’ll cop it, too.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

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

    Ordered my copies of OB4CL2 and BP3 on Sunday from Amazon, forget about looking for it at the record stores…I was scared they wouldn’t at least have OB4CL2 (I know they would have had BP3 obviously). Hopefully I’ll be getting them today at work. Do ya thang Rae and congrats on the release!

  • epinz

    yo, if all them people showed up, they should of charged them an entrance fee that included the cd. like 20 or sum shit. think about it, if all them muthafuckas are goin to all these shows and theyre comin by the thousands, why not include the purchase of the cd with the entrance fee. so if normaly u paid 60, they could take 50 for the entrance and 10 for the album, so we wouldnt pay any more than we normally would have paid anyway. and if these peaople are fans like they should b, than gettin the cd at entrance is like a bonus…would def help soundscan.

  • epinz

    yo, if all them people showed up, they should of charged them an entrance fee that included the cd. like 20 or sum shit. think about it, if all them muthafuckas are goin to all these shows and theyre comin by the thousands, why not include the purchase of the cd with the entrance fee. so if normaly u paid 60, they could take 50 for the entrance and 10 for the album, so we wouldnt pay any more than we normally would have paid anyway. and if these peaople are fans like they should b, than gettin the cd at entrance is like a bonus…would def help soundscan..

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      Yo E you’re on one today! That is an ill idea!!!

      It’s still being retailed @ the booth so they can bring the Soundscan scanners. Brilliant yo!

  • daydeezy

    im going to have to check this out i never was into the wu except listening to ODB and Method Man , but i will check it out, and i hope it live to the hype but i will be getting The BP3 fo sho fo sho….

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      Do the knowledge and listen to the original first. It’s a masterpiece.

  • NEWYAWKA631

    go cop cuban link from raekwon and hova at target 9.99……..go get it

  • Neibo

    Just copped the album from itunes, needless to say that I’m speechless, and yes I am headed to Bestbuy to get me a physical copy. I love albums like this, the kind that takes time to digest, way to bring back storytelling Rae, a classic…

  • http://pimpinpens.blogspot.com enzo

    Raekwon came thru with this junt. shit is certified official material for the space age era. Well done Shallah Raekwon. Inspectah Deck shines on this album.

  • brand-new

    congratulations rae!! truly a remarkable album! i haven’t had the feeling of opening a cd, putting it in the player and zoning out in years! hot shit! i hope this project makes the rest of the wu step their game up!

  • BIGNAT

    rae dropped it and i got it next up is ghost to drop so i can cop that.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Been a long time coming. Copped my shit @ Best Buy yesterday. I went Mon. thinking they might let me get one, but them faggots were like “Nah, we can sell it till the official release date.” Well worth the wait anyway. Grown man shit now niggas!!! Peace Shallah Raekwon!! Love that “Catalina” shit too.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I call on all Wu-Heads worldwide to support Rae on this release. Let muhfuckas know who always has run this real rap shit. $10 at Best Buy and Target!! If this shit don’t sell, we all to blame. Fuck it, I got mine. Or u can continue to listen to Gucci Mang, Weezy, and Jeezy. Fuck outta here!!

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    OB4CL2 = Bananas

  • Djkells

    So long you skinny jean wearing phuucks!!! Peace out to all that “Dirty South” ringtone rhyming…. trickery sounding like “Hickory DicKory ” !!!!

  • http://xxlmag Goldie

    Here we go wit niggas dissin da south we got niggas who lyrical down here to, you niggas just dont listen to what da south artist got to say cause yall mad we shinning , I see all dese new york wack niggas on worldstar and on smash diisin south artist while dey got on ugly ass fitted hats and shit , Get yo swag up and style and u might be succesful ,ill put any of da south top artist against new york and Ill bet theyll get out styled, rapped, and im not talkin niggas who collaborate wit da south im talking bout da niggas who rap in new york dat mad da south on top