This past weekend, the tracklisting for Raekwon’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang was finally revealed, boasting seventeen tracks and almost as many features. One notable guest appearance comes from fellow New Yorker Nas, who will appear on the song “Rich And Black.”
Raekwon recently confirmed that the tracklisting was correct, give or take a few issues with sequencing, and also described his experience working with Nas.
“It definitely sounds like vintage Rae and Nas again,” Rae told XXL magazine. Upon releasing his critically acclaimed Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II in 2009, the veteran emcee expressed his disappointment that Nas did not feature on the album, stating that he felt some rappers were too “busy in their own minds.” However, the two seem to have gotten past the misunderstanding.
“I [saw] Nas [over]seas,” Rae explained on how they linked up. “We had a show together and we talked about a lot of things. We went from A to Z [about] how we felt about things, what was going on at the time, and by the grace of God we was able to get this thing happening again. That was definitely one of the surprise things that I wanted to alert the fans with, just to let them know that my brother came up to air for me and I know though his busy schedule, guess, in the back of his mind he was like, ‘Yo, I gotta come up for Rae.'”
Nas will join Lloyd Banks, Rick Ross, Black Thought and many more on Wu-Tang vs. Shaolin, which drops on Mar. 8.