Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon is going to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his classic hip-hop debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, with a new documentary called The Purple Tape Files.
Rae broke the big news across social media early Sunday (January 25).
It's official, I released the trailer at Sundance for our documentary #ThePurpleTapeFiles …. This is just the beginning. ..
— Raekwon Da Chef (@Raekwon) January 25, 2015
Check out what rappers Rae put into his Top 5 right here…
Last year, Rae talked about his all-time favorite hip-hop artists.
“I would definitely say Rakim. Slick Rick. Kool G. Rap. I would say KRS and one more, right? Chuck D,” Rae said in an interview when asked to name his top five all-time favorite rappers excluding Wu members. “[Top rapper right now?] It would have to be Jay Z, man. That’s what I look like in a lot of these artists. All right now, but can you last 20 years? [Rap retirement age?] I say 50 – you gotta be a master though. You can’t say because talent is something that comes from within. If you got it, you got it.” (GQ)
With their rift finally behind them, Rae said the Wu-Tang movement was back on track last summer.
“We finally reached some kind of great agreement, me and RZA. And, yeah, everything is starting to happen… it’s starting to make sense. I can’t really give you too much ballistics on that, but as far as me being on board to do what I’m supposed to do, my team is telling me that it’s going to be a great situation. So I’m excited.” (Clash Music)
Raekwon previously admitted business complications had delayed his involvement on a new Wu project.
“I’m happy. I love the Wu-Tang fans. I love my crew,” Rae said in an interview. “But it’s business. When you got babies, nothing don’t count unless it makes sense for them.” (Shade 45)