News: Raekwon Cooks Up More "Cuban Linx 2" Material, "I'm Not Tryin' To Do No 5-Year Hiatus No More"

Thursday, Jul 15, 2010 9:10PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has confirmed reports that he is putting together a bonus edition of his 2009 album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II.

The "Chef" promised the new album will feature never-before-heard material.

Raekwon revealed that next month he'll be releasing a "Deluxe Gold Edition" of that album's 2009 sequel, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II with new bonus materials. "I'm really excited about that," said Chef. "There's gonna be some new material and stuff that y'all never heard before. I'm just tryin' to just secure my fan-base. I'm lettin' 'em know that Rae is here. I'm not tryin' to do no five-year hiatus no more. I'm tryin' to be as relevant as I can right now." (Hip Hop DX)

Recently, Nas said he was upset about not getting a chance to record a track for Rae's album.

"It's been no discussions," Nas said about appearing on Rae's new project. "You know how the music game is. Everybody is out there grindin', making music. But his last album was classic. I definitely wish I was on that piece. So yeah, something in the future is definitely likely. That'll be good...I talked to a lot of people I really like about my next project. But there's no one sitting there doing my album right now that I could speak of...This record here [Distant Relatives], I think it's gonna push me and [Damian Marley] in our solo projects. I think any record we do, it's gotta live up to this record. It's gotta be as good or better. We set the standard with this album. I'm just excited about this record right now." (MTV)

Last February, renowned singer Sade co-signed the rapper's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part II 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")

The project opened to a strong debut last September.

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has returned to store shelves with his long-delayed Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part 2 landing at No. 4. The Chef's new album has sold a total of 67,900 records after one week on store shelves. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Check out a recent Raekwon interview down below:

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