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Today In Hip Hop History: Raekwon’s Infamous ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ Album AKA “The Purple Tape” Dropped 27 Years Ago

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Twenty-seven years ago today, one of the greatest conceptual albums in the history of Hip Hop was released. Raekwon The Chef released his debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, guest-starring his right-hand man, Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Released on the Loud/RCA imprint and produced exclusively by The Abbott […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Wu-Tang Clan Dropped “C.R.E.A.M.” Single 28 Years Ago

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On this date in 1994, the legendary Staten Island, NY collective known as the Wu-Tang Clan released one of the crew’s most memorable songs to date; “C.R.E.A.M.(Cash Rules Everything Around Me)” from their debut album Enter The 36 Chambers. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Recorded in Firehouse studios in NYC, Wu-Tang Clan leader/advisor The RZA […]

Happy 52nd Birthday To Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

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On this date in 1970, Wu-Tang Clan swordsman and lyrical legend Raekwon The Chef was born in Staten Island, New York. The Staten Island-based emcee is one of the Wu’s most celebrated artists, with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx projects reaching cult-like following proportions. Along with his Wu blood kin, Rae has appeared on […]

Ghostface Killah and Raekwon The Chef Next Up in VERZUZ Arena

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After D’Angelo and friends went down, it is time for Wu-Tang Clan to take the VERZUZ stage. Legendary rappers Raekwon The Chef and Ghostface Killah are the next two face off in a one-on-one battle. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In an Instagram conversation following the D’Angelo set, Swizz Beatz and Timbaland dropped the next […]

Happy 51st Birthday To Wu Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

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On this date in 1970, Wu Tang Clan swordsman and lyrical legend Raekwon The Chef was born in Staten Island, New York. The Staten Island based emcee is one of the Wu’s most celebrated artists, with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx projects reaching cult like following proprtions. Along with his Wu bloodkin, Rae has […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Raekwon’s Infamous ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’ Album AKA “The Purple Tape” Turns 25 Years Old!

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Exactly a quarter century ago, one of the greatest conceptual albums in the history of Hip Hop was released. Raekwon The Chef released his debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, guest starring his right hand man, Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Released on the Loud/RCA imprint and produced exclusively […]

The Wu-Tang Clan District Becomes Official in Staten Island

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As one of the greatest groups in Hip-Hop history, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan has received every honor imaginable. But the having a district named after them in their hometown of Staten Island has to be at the very top. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information On Saturday (May 4th), Lawmakers unveiled the Wu-Tang Clan District, which […]

Throwback Hip Hop Track Of The Week: Raekwon’s “Heaven & Hell”

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Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon dropped the widely-regarded hip-hop classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… in the summer of 1995 and it spawned several seminal tracks such as “Ice Cream,” “Rainy Dayz” and “Incarcerated Scarfaces.” But it was the smooth, yet haunting sound displayed on “Heaven & Hell” that stood out from the […]

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