August 01, 2018

Raekwon "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" (23rd Anniversary)

We've likely debated the greatest solo album from the Wu-Tang Clan already, but generally (for me) it comes down to the time of year you ask me: in the winter, specifically, I'm rollin' with GZA's Liquid Swords, because it's a perfect winter album, but the rest of the year I'm on Rae's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. It was released 23 years ago today (August 1, 1995) and it's aged like a true classic in my opinion; it just keeps getting better with time. Rae, Ghost and RZA captured a cinematic vision to perfection with this release. Dig in the crates and pull this one out today; run it like it was '95. RZA's run was incredible at this time, he just kept elevation and outdoing his own creations.