With the next leak off Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang, Raekwon gives the listening public a "hit of Mick Jagger." References to Willie Nelson, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, and other purveyors of that rock-and-roll abound as the Chef, Ghostface Killah and Jim Jones ride DJ Khalil's rattling synths and snapping drums with ease.
While this is a fundamentally strong track, a few questions spring to mind. Why does Ghostface go off on a football-related tangent, dropping references to Tom Brady and LaDainian Tomlinson? What the hell is a hit of Mick Jagger? (I'm not sure I want to know.) If you had to guess which guest rapper would appear on the last two Wu-Tang releases, would anyone pick Jim Jones? These are the things that keep me up at night.
Jimmy tells us that "I got that sour, so I stay Rolling Stone'd" in his verse. After this latest infusion of rock-inflected Wu madness, hopefully your high will last until Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang hits the streets on March 8th.
Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah, Kobe & Jim Jones – "Rock N Roll" (Prod. by DJ Khalil)
H/T: <a href="http://www.factmag.com/2011/02/02/fact-exclusive-stream-a-track-from-raekwons-new-album/">Fact Mag</a>
Below, Take an early look at the video for the album's title track, directed by Konee Rok and set to drop next week.