News: Raekwon Confirms Ghostface, RZA & More For "OB4CL2" "He Did What He Had To Do For Me"
Friday, Jul 17, 2009 12:00PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has revealed the production behind his upcoming Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 album and said RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock and more all made the final cut.
Raekwon promised fans Ghostface Killah, who played a prominent role in the classic Only Built For Cuban Linx disc, would also contribute to the album's follow-up.
"This is me going back without a record deal," Raekwon described in an interview with Angie Martinez. "I ain't care about the radio, I ain't care about none of that. All I cared about was giving y'all something that I felt was from the heart and putting together that poisonous production. We got an all-star production crew on it. We got RZA, we got Dre, we got Pete Rock, we got Marley Marl, we got Erick Sermon, we got Alchemist. They all wanted to get down...We got them all to come in, make a robot to challenge RZA's production. So these dudes are like another Voltron that came together on the production tip...They made me go back to straight up Champion hoody and dirty Timbs again...Ghost is on there, he did what he had to do for me. He's still doing his thing over there with the Def Jam thing so we had to fix a few things so he could -- that's corny to me, but like, I gotta respect it because I know when Wu-Tang first came into the game, we all said we were gonna go do our own dolo thing." (Hot 97)
He also recently spoke on the new album cover which features both himself and Ghost.
"Glad to see y'all n*ggas once again," Raekwon said in an interview. "Y'all know what I do. The album is coming out September 8th, I told y'all. I appreciate the support on that. That mean a lot to me. September 8th, we will give y'all n*ggas the business, we will let you know that real hip-hop is still in the building. You know, coming from my perspective, it's like, I just feel I'm just happy. I'm just excited. You see we did the motherf*cking album cover. You see how I did that, I did that a certain kinda way so y'all would know that this is for the traditional real n*ggas that been supporting everything I've been doing. We wanted to go back and give y'all a brief synopsis of how we did it back without a record deal. So yeah, that's the sh*t right there." (IceWaterTV)
The project's artwork spread online earlier this month which showed both Wu-Tang members.
Yay! Raekwon and his brother Dom Perrion sent over an exclusive look at the cover of the album I've been anticipating for a very long time -- Only Built for Cuban Linx Part II. And in a hat tip to all the Purple-tape-Purists out there, Rae enlisted Ghostface and the original OB4CL cover photographer Danny Hastings to recreate the classic for the new sequel. Nice! (Miss Info)
Originally slated to drop next month, Raekwon recently confirmed his new LP being pushed back to September.
"Peace yall just seen the last visual of the Walk wit me video and its classic," he wrote Monday (July 6). "will be giving ya a teaser real soon! In the booth just recording some new records ya know i might drop 3lps before this yrs out i got to catch up But its bout OB4CL2 RIGHT NOW! Im just putting myself back where i belong! And that on Top! Yea but who heard bout that Mef, GHOST & RAE ALBUM, wht ya think bout that! ... Sept 8, the album will be out, but im on my way to nyc im shooting 2 more videos this week yall im doing this album for the fans!" (Raekwon's Twitter)