Raekwon says his upcoming album, F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art), is a cohesively knit project with star features.
“This is the new Raekwon after 20 years this is me mastering my craft all the way to the fullest and still having the passion to want to do it,” Raekwon says during an interview with Rethunk. “You would think something in my position would lose momentum, but actually it’s the opposite. It pulled me back in and my success started to wind back up after releasing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II because that was one of my toughest acts to pull off…it kinda motivated me to be more that dude now.”
Raekwon says he has a bucket list of artists he would like to work with.
“I wish I could make a record with Stevie Wonder one day,” Raekwon says in the video. “Guys like that who have really been in the game for a long time with music in general. I would love to work with Dr. Dre on an track and get his voice and rock with it. I want to get in the track with a Kendrick Lamar one day…I still got my bucket lists of guys I want to fuck with.”
He says there aren’t many modern artists that stack up to the success of the Wu-Tang Clan.
“A lot of people haven’t got there feet really wet like that,” Raekwon says in the video. “ The closest would be a Young Money, seeing the success of Drake, Wayne, Nicki, but its only three of them and there’s nine of us, and out of the nine of us there’s so many platinum and gold artists to come out of the group and I haven’t seen that for a long time.”
Raekwon says he hopes to get deeper into the film world.
“Film, I definitely wanted to step into the world,” Raekwon says in the video. “ Maybe make a movie one day that I could say I directed. I make movies on wax anyway. That to me is a normal thing. I have goals for other things as well, in due time you will have the opportunity to see where they at.”
Raekwon says that all of fans’ question will be answered in the upcoming documentary for the twentieth anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
“All of the questions that you wanted to ask me, that’s gonna be handled as far as this film,” Raekwon says in the interview. “How this album was made. What was my mindframe that I was dealing with at the time. We had controversial stories about what was going on. We were gonna make sure we give you guys the real. The main thing is it’s going to be more in-depth. Its more we talkin to you. This is more from the heart.”
Raekwon’s F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) is slated to drop April 28.
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