April 21, 2017

Raekwon's Hip-Hop Quotable on 'C.R.E.A.M.' (1994)

Raekwon's Hip-Hop Quotable on 'C.R.E.A.M.' Hip Hop Nostalgia

On one of the greatest hip-hop cuts of all-time, 'C.R.E.A.M.', Shallah Raekwon was awarded Hip-Hop Quotable for his classic first verse. Ironically, however, I've always rocked with Inspectah Deck's verse on 'C.R.E.A.M.', which I'd argue shows more depth and introspection. 'Life as a shorty shouldn't be so rough' and 'Ready to give up so I seek the old Earth' are two of the most resonant lines on the entire 36 Chambers LP. Just me? Now, that's not to take anything away from Raekwon's verse, which is definitely dope and filled with lines that also stand-out on the track, I'm just going on the record with my opinion. Sidenote: I believe Inspectah Deck had the second most features on the Wu-Tang debut? Either way, I'm more curious to hear your opinions ... the verse was obviously worthy of the Hip-Hop Quotable, but which is your favorite verse on the track? Let me know.