Where The Fuck Is Rae at?

Rae recently dropped this bombshell of a cover. Everybody on Rae’s team should be fired at this point. This is one hell of a crapfest at photoshop. And it looks ugly as hell. This does not inspire ‘fly shit,’ ‘luxirous art,’ ‘international jet setting’ or any such things. It looks like a bad children’s drawing.

Rae, go hire some real people instead of these yea-sayers. And while you at it, burn your facebook account. That clickbait stuff is embarassing as fuck. If you poor, just say it. And go make a fucking classic album about it. Don’t pretend to be something you not.

Here’s the Tracklisting:

1. Intro (prod. Jerry Wonda)
2. 4 In The Morning f. Ghostface Killah (prod. Scram Jones)
3. I Got Money f. A$AP Rocky (prod. Symbolic One)
4. Wall To Wall f. French Montana & Busta Rhymes (prod. She Da God & Snaz)
5. Heated Nights (prod. Frank G)
6. Fila Word f. 2 Chainz (prod. Scram Jones)
7. 1,2 1,2 f. Snoop Dogg (prod. Scoop Deville)
8. Live To Die (prod. Symbolic One)
9. Soundboy Kill it f. Melanie Fiona & Assassin) (prod. Jerry Wonda)
10. Revory (Wraith) f. Rick Ross & Ghostface Killah) (prod. Bluerocks)
11. All About You f. Estelle) (prod. Jerry Wonda)
12. Nautilus (prod. Scram Jones)
13. Worst Enemy f. Liz Rodriguez) (prod. DZL & Matthew Burnett)


8 Diagrams Drama All Over Again

Remember when 8 Diagrams came out and Rae & Ghost had beef with RZA about the artistic direction of the project? It seems that these guys have been hard at work on a time machine because Rae is back at it again. In response to RZA calling him out in an interview for not showing up and not putting in work, Rolling Stone picked up the phone and dialed 1-800-CHEF.

Raekwon perfectly lays out that he hates the new single Keep Watch. An opinion which I share with him for once. He’s on strike untill he gets a better contract. But still has the fans in his heart. And with that he also thinks RZA is not the producer he was twenty years ago. One could deduct that Rae is saying the RZA should step his producer game up.

Ego’s are clashing for sure. And the odds of a getting complete project looks slimmer than ever.

On a scale of 0-10, what are the odds that you end up on A Better Tomorrow?
We at a two right now. It’s like climbing up a fuckin’ mountain if you got on slippers.


RZA Interview with Vladtv about A Better Tomorrow and Once Upon a Time in Shaolin

RZA opens up about the two albums Wu-Tang is preparing to release, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” and “A Better Tomorrow,” and reveals why he thinks Raekwon hasn’t been recording on the latter. He believes that maybe they aren’t on the same creative path, adding that he’s changed a lot since the ’90s.

Speaking of his past, RZA compares his younger self with his “Brick Mansions” (April 25) character Tremaine Jackson. RZA said that in the movie Tremaine “brings the ruckus,” adding that he’s a no-nonsense meat eater, while the rapper is a vegetarian in real life.

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Raekwon Killed Hip Hop

Raekwon, one of the Wu-Tang Clan’score members, just released “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx . . . Pt. II,” the follow-up to his 1995 début, “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx . . . ” It’s a sequel few thought would come and fewer thought would be any good. (Imagine if “Chinese Democracy” had been as good as “Appetite for Destruction.”) Raekwon has drifted between uninspired beats and retreads since the nineties. He seems to have found his voice by simply returning to where he started. “Cuban Linx II” sounds like an old Wu-Tang record: scraggly samples from soul records and rapid, gnomic bundles of rhymes about drug-selling and agitated encounters. Almost every skit involving Raekwon or his partner, Ghostface Killah, involves somebody yelling at somebody else. This is the Wu-Tang vision of living in the projects, “The Wire” before there was “The Wire.” Whether or not it really represents life as Raekwon and his bandmates know it isn’t relevant; this is the life that they know how to describe, and there’s an urgency here that’s entirely missing from the recent work of artists like Jay-Z and Kid Cudi.

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