Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Released 25 Years Ago by Raekwon

  The Wu Tang Clan became instant hip hop stars when they released the 36 Chambers album. Afterwards, just about every member released a solo project. Method Man, Ghostface, GZA and ODB went on to drop solo joints after the 36 Chambers album. 25 years ago today, Raekwon dropped one of the greatest hip hop albums ever. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx or the Purple Tape changed the game when it dropped. They called it the Purple Tape because the cassette tape was purple, which was different from the others. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx went on to go ... [read more]

Fat Joe John Blaze for Throwback Thursday

Once again, we have arrived at another Thursday which means it’s closer to the weekend. My playlist this week consisted Common’s Like Water for Chocolate, a Jadakiss and Raekwon mixtape. Bizzy Bone’s Thug Revenge and Styles P Master of Ceremonies also were played. One joint off some of Jadakiss’s collaborations mixtape caught my attention.  John Blaze is the track and it’s my Throwback Thursday track of the week, John Blaze is off Fat Joe’s Don Cartagena album and it features four of New York’s coldest spitters. When you have Raekwon, Nas, ... [read more]

Raekwon Dropped Cuban Linx II 10 Years Ago

We all know that Only Built for Cuban Linx aka the Purple Tape is one of the illest hip hop albums ever. Raekwon dropped that album about two years after the Wu Tang debut project. After the Purple Tape, Raekwon released a couple more lackluster projects. After almost six years, Raekwon returned with Only Built for Cuban Linx II. As a fan, with the album cover with Raekwon and Ghostface it already had me feeling like the album would be good. The album featured the members of the Wu, Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P and Lyfe ... [read more]

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