Raekwon Plans Deluxe Gold Edition Of "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2"

UPDATE: Rae told DX last month that he was dropping a new gold edition to OB4CL2, now see what's included, such as remixes with GZA, Game & Bun B, plus videos.

On August 1, 1995 Raekwon released his classic debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Co-hosted by Ghostface Killah, the RZA-produced album for Loud/RCA featured various members of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as Nas.

Speaking to HipHopDX last week, Raekwon revealed that next month he'll be releasing a "Deluxe Gold Edition" of that album's 2009 sequel, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II with new bonus materials. "I'm really excited about that," said Chef. "There's gonna be some new material and stuff that y'all never heard before. I'm just tryin' to just secure my fan-base. I'm lettin' 'em know that Rae is here. I'm not tryin' to do no five-year hiatus no more. I'm tryin' to be as relevant as I can right now."

Having regained critical acclaim last year (including HipHopDX's Album of 2009) by way of his fourth album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II as well as guest-work, Raekwon stressed that longevity is his key goal. "I'm workin' hard and I'm losin' a lot of rest to stand the test of time, and let everybody know that I'm still here."

There is no word when in August the Deluxe Gold Edition will come, but Rae clarified to DX this evening that it will include new remixes and unheard material.

HipHopDX will keep you updated about the release date for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II: Deluxe Gold Edition. (July 17)

UPDATE: This evening, it's been revealed that Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II: Deluxe Gold Edition will feature two new songs, and five new remixes.

The new songs include "Rock Stars" with Wu-Tang Clan affiliates Inspectah Deck and GZA, as well as "Never Matter To You," which features fellow '90s Rap peer Bun B. Additional remixes include "New Wu," "Broken Safety" and a Travis Barker remix to "Penitentiary." The Game also jumps on an "About Me" remix.

Videos are also included to the project, such as "Catalina," "Surgical Gloves," "Canal Street," "New Wu," "House of Flying Daggers" and "Have Mercy."

Raekwon is gearing up for an international tour with Wu-Tang Clan.

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    The more Rae material, the better. Keep it coming man. Wu Killa Bees on the swarm

  • W. J. Rice

    Shallah Raekwon the God strikes again! Wu forever.

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    Wu since day one. Fucking great to see Chef doing good. His rhymes are visuals. Hope to see another wu album with the sound he catched on OB4QL 2. Something like the RZA back on his darkside

  • Bauce

    Dope but wish it was a physical album. I dont buy shit from itunes

  • jack johnson

    looking forward to Rock Stars, i've been trying to get that song coz it was originally on the tracklisting for OB4CL2 but was cut from the album

  • zasman

    thanks Rae for continuing to shower us with ur lyrical brilliance!

  • CUDDA306

    cuban linx 2 was hands down the best hiphop cd in past 5 years and u already know i gotta support the chef wit the gold edition!!!

  • Rampzie

    After the recent talks of a collab with Nas it would be ill if the deluxe edition had Verbal Intercourse II on it. Either way I'ma cop it and support the chef.

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  • Tyeman64

    The chef is staying in the kitchen.

  • getpaid

    Im ready for part 3!

  • lankaistai

    Raekwon'me nigga me that's who cash rules'....................keep doing your thang..You are a legend

  • j-ren

    cant wait 2 hear that track with em that shit will be fire i fuck with the white boy get at me

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  • Powernupe

    Rae has never been close to my favorite Wu member, but his status in the game is certainly secure.



  • souljaboyspenis

    Shit, like anyone gives a fuck about ol' RaeGay.

  • freshyboi

    hope he puts it on on vinyl like that ob4cl2, maybe a 3 or 4 disc LP

  • nastynas4life

    were all here to support you Rae.

  • hmmmmmmm

    Don't stop working OB4CL2 and Wu-Massacre either bro. Your 200,000 will hold you down. More will come.

  • miguel Guttierres

    That's cool. Rae's definitely been putting in a lot of hard work since CL2 last year. Don't stop Rae, keep doing your thing.

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