Shaolin Vs. Wu Tang

Raekwon Feat. Nas – “Rich & Black” Video

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After much talk and teasing, Rae & Nas release the video for "Rich & Black" and I'm going to go out on a limb to proclaim it one of the best, feel-good vids of the year.

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When Nas Met Raekwon

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While chilling together backstage in Oslo, Norway, Nas & Rae trade rap stories and Nas speaks on the first time he and Shallah met.

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Raekwon Feat. DJ Khaled, Game, Pharrell and Busta Rhymes – “Rock N Roll (Remix)”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/05/wu-tang-vs-the-state-budget-illinois-senate-leader-quotes-raekwon-lyrics"> <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/raekwon">Rae's</a> "Rock N Roll" gets a host of features with Busta's addition probably being the most notable.

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Raekwon – “Butter Knives” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/review-of-raekwon-shaolin-vs-wu-tang"> That good 'ol peanut butter & jelly utensil may not be the sharpest tool in the drawer, but don't think for a second you won't get cut with the quickness in the true thick of things. Raekwon alongside LRG continue their deadly tandem and Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang onslaught which takes The Chef back to the crime side. The New York Times side. Park Hill projects is where it all began so a revisit to the essence was overdo. The hallways are the battle zone, the average resident unwillingly becomes a street soldier where the witty, unpredictable results can either amount to scarred life experiences or badges of honor. Rae's fifth is <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Shaolin-Vs-Wu-Tang-Raekwon/dp/B004I9H5VQ">available now</a>.

The Alchemist

Raekwon – “Ferry Boat Killaz” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/03/review-of-raekwon-shaolin-vs-wu-tang"> Raekwon's Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is über slept-on in the Wu kitchen, but in no way, shape or form is that a direct reflection on the quality ingredients sprinkled in his Twenty Eleven gumbo pot. Take the gruesome cinema of "Ferry Boat Killaz" for example. Picking up right where their killer collab <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/12/raekwon-surgical-gloves-video">"Surgical Gloves"</a> left off, Rae and Alan The Chemist give the moonlight new energy without the association of a club.

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“Crane Style” – Review Of Raekwon’s Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/new-music-raekwon-feat-ghostface-killah-kobe-jim-jones%e2%80%93rock-n-roll">Words by C. Paicely "What are true keys to bein’ a ninja?" Estelle asks the question on “Chop Chop Ninja,” but Raekwon The Chef spends every bit of seventeen tracks serving up the answer for his fifth solo album, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang. Originally meant to be a Wu-Tang album---minus RZA’s production---the project has been a long time coming, fully evolved into a <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/raekwon">Raekwon</a> release, rife with appearances from Clansmen.

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Raekwon Feat. Nas – “Rich & Black”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/new-music-fat-joe-feat-raekwon-pushing-keys"> God's Son and Shallah finally together again in the return of real arrogant rap. March 8th will be Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang time. <a href="http://tinyurl.com/4jubqux">Pre-order</a> it now.

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Fat Joe Feat. Raekwon – “Pushing Keys”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2011/02/raekwon-shaolin-vs-wu-tang-video"> These rappers are always working on new projects, with about 37% of them actually seeing the light of day. Where this new cut from Fat Joe and Raekwon will eventually land is a mystery, but it better end up on something. <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/tag/fat-joe">Don Cartagena</a> is one of those artists who has taken his fair share of negative comments for unimpressive showings over the years.

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Raekwon – “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang” Video

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/09/download-kanye-west-feat-raekwon-mos-def-swizz-beatz-charlie-wilson-lord-lord-lord"> Similar to a ninja assassin creeping in the moonlight to annihilate all his targets, Rae's Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is quietly lurking in the shadows while you're concerned with other needless matters. Akin to the "<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2009/08/raekwon-feat-inspectah-deck-ghostface-killah-and-method-man-house-of-flying-daggers-video">House Of Flying Daggers</a>," The Chef meshes both universes of flesh and animation, dodging ninja stars, poisonous darts and other attempts on his life until he emerges victorious with the iron flag.

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Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah, Kobe & Jim Jones – “Rock N Roll”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=166885"> 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.

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Sean C & LV Talk Producing New Raekwon & Nas Collabo

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<a href="http://vibe.com/posts/v-exclusive-sean-c-lv-talk-producing-new-raekwon-x-nas-collaboration"> <a href="http://vibe.com/posts/v-exclusive-sean-c-lv-talk-producing-new-raekwon-x-nas-collaboration">Vibe:</a> “Slated to be included on Raekwon’s fifth LP, Shaolin Vs.

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Raekwon – “Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/11/raekwon-feat-tommy-nova-da-barry-sistas"> The villagers are rebelling and they're screaming they'll no longer be a victim to tyranny. Leading the charge in a conical straw rice hat and bloody <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/12/raekwon-butter-knives">butter knife</a> is no other than the Wu-Tang's appointed leader, Raekwon The Chef.

Shaolin Vs. Wu Tang

Raekwon – “Butter Knives”

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<a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/?p=153171"> Waking up to new, utterly confusing but verbose and entertaining Rae should be all the brain needs to get in gear, the listening's comparable to being woke up by slaps to the face from a friendly assailant. I constantly find myself saying "WTF did you just say Rae?" and keep listening to the tracks repeatedly until my mind processes his free verse poetry. Off the supposedly completed Shaolin Vs. Wu Tang. Raekwon - "Butter Knives" Props: <a href="http://rapradar.com/2010/12/08/new-music-raekwon-butter-knives/">BDot</a>.


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