News: Sade On Co-Signing Raekwon's MC Skills, "I Think He's A Poet"
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 10:40AM
Renowned singer Sade has opened up about her recent co-sign of Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon and labeled the emcee as a "poet."
In addition to Raekwon, the singer also expressed her admiration for fellow United Kingdom singer Amy Winehouse and Grammy-winning performer Alicia Keys.
"I loved Amy Winehouse's Back to Black album. I think she's a great lyricist. I like the Raekwon album, it's tough and hard. I love the beats, and I think he's a poet. I like a lot of hip hop. I like Alicia [Keys] and the other Alecia, Pink - she's a real soldier. I like people whodo their own thing, who are brave enough to do their thing...I haven't even really sat and listened to [my new album] as a whole, as a body of work since we did it. I won't know what our next album is going to be until we do it." (National Post)
In an interview earlier this month, Sade revealed her interest in Rae's recent Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part 2 album.
"I love Alicia Keys," Sade said in an interview. "I like some of the tracks off Rihanna's new album. I like some more heavy rappers like Raekwon's album from the Wu-Tang Clan. I listen to just about anything that speaks to me." ("Tom Joyner Morning Show")
He later hit up his Twitter page to speak on Sade's comment.
"I heard the lovely sade gave me a shoutout on the radioyesterday, but i definitely want to hear so if someone got it can u send me the link," he wrote Tuesday (February 2). "@ ElliottWilson ayo elliot that why you my dude good lookin on gettin that sade thing to me thx alot This is for "SADE" YALL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al-rMMxLfyY." (Raekwon's Twitter)
Rae eventually dedicated a rendition of Stevie Wonder's "Overjoyed" to her.
"Yo, what's up y'all, this is Raekwon The Chef," he said in a video. "This is dedicated to my peoples, Sade. Yo I love you baby. Dedicated to you, let's go. Over time, I've building my castle of love/Just for two, though you never knew you were my reason, I've gone much too far for you now to say, That I've got to throw my castle away/Over dreams, I have picked out a perfect come true/Though you never knew it was of you I've been dreaming/The sandman has come from too far away/For you to say come back some other day..." (Ice Water TV)
Check out Raekwon's dedication to Sade down below: