Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..." Arrives In Limited "Slipcase Edition"

Exclusive: Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..." will get another limited-issue release. The "Slipcase Edition" arrives on the eighteenth anniversary of the original album's drop date.

Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... is getting another special edition. The Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..."Purple Tape [Slipcase Edition]" is scheduled to arrive today (August 1), the eighteenth anniversary of the release of the initial version of the album. There will be 1,000 copies of the "Slipcase Edition" of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., a deluxe, cassette-only package. 

The "Purple Tape [Slipcase Edition]" is available at www.GetOnDown.com and includes a purple cassette tape with all the songs from the original 1995 album. The cassette is housed in a premium purple outer case, which holds the traditional plastic cassette case. The packaging also includes stickers with images of the original Side 1 and Side 2 of the “Purple Tape."

Then recording as Chef Raekwon, the Wu-Tang Clan member's debut album was commonly referred to as "The Purple Tape" because the cassette version of the album featured an atypical, distinct purple plastic. 

In September 2012, the "Purple Tape Cassette Box" deluxe set version of the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... sold out in 36 hours, according to Get On Down Records, which is also releasing the "Slipcase Edition" of the project. The "Cassette Box" version of Raekwon's debut album was was housed in a glass-top, piano lacquer, four-inch tall black display case. 

"I don't think anybody that's buying this doesn't already have the music in their iTunes library," Get On Down Records' Matt Welch said of the "Purple Tape Cassette Box" deluxe set during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX in 2012. "I think it's a more of a [souvenir] or show-piece."

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33 Comments

  • COCA

    SEEMS LIKE EVERY SINGLE YEAR THIS SHIT GETS RE-PACKAGED IN SOME TYPE OF WAY

  • Calumasicum

    Typical Get On Down. They ALWAYS!!! reissue an album that has already been reissued. Then they reissue their own reissue again (usually multiple times) and piss of their customers. Get ready for the NAS gold disc to be reissued again next.

    • Anonymous

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  • Drake runs rap

    how pathetic washed up irrelevent hasbeen

    • Drake runs rap

      Sorry guys, I realized that what I have been saying in the last few comments was really stupid. I have now discovered that Drake is a marshmallow rapper, and Raekwon is a legend. Wu-Tang forever.

    • Drake is a fag

      Drakes music is all produced out of his vagina....WU-TANG FOREVER!

    • Anonymous

      if he was irrelevant they wouldnt be re releasing his shit 20 years later, there is obviously some demand for it

    • Drake runs rap

      the past is the pastdoesn't change the fact that hes irrelevent. Drake has more respect than some unkown rapper with like 10 fans left. He probably sells 10 copies which even i can do if i ask sum friends to buy my shit.

    • COME-ON-SON

      RAE BEEN DOING IT FOR YEARS AN I FIND THESE LITTLE RETARDS WHO KNOW NOTHING ABOUT HIP HOP OR RAP MUSIC REALLY STUPID. YEA THE ALBUM WAS MAKE 20 YEARS AGO BUT THE FACT THAT HE CAN STILL SELL IT IN THESE DAYS IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF A GOOD ARTIST WILL DRIZZY OR ANYONE ELSE BE ABLE TO DO THAT IN 20? I THINK NOT THEY MAKE FAD AN TEND MUSIC WHICH ANY REAL ARTIST WILL ADMIT IS NOT CONSIDERED REAL MUSIC..... FACTS!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      drake will never get the respect raekwon and wu-tang have in the industry

    • drake runs rap

      yes it went double platinum and won grammies raekwon is unknown and will remain unknown his whole careeer

    • Anonymous

      do you think 20 years from now anyone is gonna give 2 shits about take care or whatever the fuck his other album is called??

  • Anonymous

    Another one? Lol! Rae stay milking his fans and his OB4CL brand.

  • Anonymous

    Good to see Rae working with a legit label that actually ships out the music people pay for unlike Ghostface, Rza and U-God working with Scam Temple Music Boycott Soul Temple Music on facebook, check it out 211 likes and counting!

    • Anonymous

      sorry but i dont rap. i tried to buy rza shaolin soul and the ghostface 12 reasons to die pack in april and got nothing! $95 down the drain! they not gonna ban me if they let dentaldamboy and all those other trolls run wild. i'm actually looking out for people and trying to prevent others from getting scammed like i did.

    • Paul C

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    • BOYCOTT SOUL TEMPLE MUSIC

      im just looking out for wu fans who may get ripped off in the future. if i can stop someone from buying from soul temple that would make me happy theres 216 people in the facebook group that all got ripped off and probably hundreds more than dont know about it or dont have facebook,

    • Anonymous

      Can we have this bitter dude banned. He's obsessed with Soul Temple Records..Sheesh

  • Big Bad Barrio 18, E'z up!

    I own the original CD with the purple back tray part of the case. Fuck the re-issues.

  • Anonymous

    this is most definitely a classic album. don't think I'll be buying this edition though, sorry.

  • Anonymous

    They dead-ass released it on cassette. The fuck? I don't have a single tape deck in my house.

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  • NIGGER AND WIGGER HUNTERS

    666

  • Big Gay Dave

    Purple slipcase - sounds like a colored condom to me. Might buy it, but have to think if I still own a cassette deck - maybe in the whip. I remember when the record first came out. My boyfriend at the time always wanted to make sweet love to 'Glaciers of Ice' for some reason. Must have been the right BPM.

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