After the recent buzz of a Nas and Raekwon collaboration being in the works, production duo Sean C & LV have stepped forward to dish out the details.
According to Sean C, fans of both artists should expect pure hip-hop from the collaboration.
“‘It’s a crazy feeling to be a part in those two getting back together–just straight forward, Boom Bap type hip-hop. It’s real simple with no frosting,” says Sean C. “We wanted to give the emcees room to move. They got more than two verses–that’s all I can say. Yall will hear it very soon. Everything has been finalized.” (VIBE)
Co-signing the record’s hard beats, LV promised their song would deliver a one-two punch.
“It’s pure hard drums and a couple strings in there. I can only say that it’s just a head nod beat (pause). It’s just one of them shits that makes you look like you just got punched in the face.” (VIBE)
Last week, Rae discussed what fans could anticipate from the collabo.
“It definitely sounds like vintage Rae and Nas again,” Rae said about their leaked track. “I [saw] Nas across seas, we had a show together, and we talked about a lot of things,” Rae explained about how the two linked up. “We went from “A through Z “, how we felt about things what was goin on at the time, and by thegrace of God we was able to get this thing happenin’ again. That was definitely one of the surprise things that I wanted to alert the fans with, just to let em know that my brother came up [for] air for me and I know through his busy schedule, in the back of his mind he was like ‘Yo I gotta come up for Rae.'” (XXL Mag)
Their track, which leaked a few weeks ago, is reportedly titled “Rich & Black.”
This past weekend, the tracklisting for Raekwon’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang was finally revealed, boasting seventeen tracks and almost as many features. One notable guest appearance comes from fellow New Yorker Nas, who will appear on the song “Rich And Black.” Raekwon recently confirmed that the tracklisting was correct, give or take a few issues with sequencing. (Hip Hop DX)
Check out a recent Raekwon interview down below: