Back in 1998, Fat Joe was on his third studio album, Don Cartagena, and he called on Big Pun, Nas, Jadakiss and Raekwon to help him with track-seven. Joined by Mack 10, the group shot a video and the rest is history. RevoltTV recently caught up with The Chef to get his thoughts on the infamous video shoot and what it was like having all those hip hop heavyweights involved at the time.
On the verge of the twentieth anniversary of the legendary album “Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers,” EliteTV had the honor and privilege to sit down with founding Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon. In the first of three parts of this interview, Raekwon speaks about the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, “A Better Tomorrow,” which is slated to drop later this year.
Method Man and Redman’s beloved stoner flick How High may have been released well over a decade ago, but despite that lengthy period of time there hasn’t been much progress made when it concerns a sequel to the film. TMZ recently caught up with Method Man who revealed that they’re currently waiting for Dustin Lee Abraham to write a screenplay for How High 2. “Right now my man Dustin Lee Abraham, who wrote the first one, we’re currently waiting on him to write the second one. If it’s good enough, we’ll rush out the gate with it,” Method Man explained. Method Man later alluded to there possibly being an issue with Universal and even encouraged fans to start a petition if they have any interest in seeing a sequel to How High. “[If] Universal get the stick up out their ass. There’s a lot of people that want to see this movie,” said the Wu-Tang rapper. “Matter of fact, you guys should start a petition. Who wants to see How High Part 2? And once you start it then we’ll see where the big wigs heads are at.” Released in 2001, How High featured Method Man and Redman as two marijuana smokers who were accepted into Harvard University.
On Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 in Toronto, Raekwon hit the stage at Sound Academy for Canadian Music Week and performed the entirety of his “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” album. Here is some footage of The Chef performing “Incarcerated Scarfaces” before bringing out Kardinal Offishall to help him with “Ice Cream.
Legendary Wu Tang rapper Raekwon opened up about music allowing the members to get off the streets when “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man” blew up, and Raekwon revealed that everyone thought Method Man was the most passionate group. Raekwon also revealed that in the beginning the group was happy if just one member made it big, and they used Method Man’s good looks to get noticed.
Raekwon gives a sneak peak of what to expect of the soon to be release project F.I.L.A
Raekwon’s recent Lost Jewlry mixtape may have been a highly praised release, but according to the Wu-Tang spitter, the project was merely an appetizer leading up to the release of his new LP this summer. While chopping it up with HipHopSince1987.com, Raekwon revealed that his next LP titled F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) will serve as a “lifestyle project” that the world can relate to. “I got another project coming out, which is the LP causeLost Jewlry was basically an appetizer mixtape. To really get everybody to just get ready for me,” Raekwon explained. “So we wanted to drop something that we know that will make the heads turn like ‘Yo, Rae got it together on this right here.’ So you know, the next project is called F.I.L.A. F-I-L-A, which the acronym is basically Fly International Luxurious Art. That’s my next project that’s coming out in June. That one is a lifestyle project. It’s gonna be hot. I just got to the level of finishing it up and I’m feeling real good about this.”
After sharing his thoughts on a possible Wu-Tang Clan biopic, the rapper again spoke on a possible Wu-Tang Clan reunion album and shared that everyone would have to be “comfortable” for such an album to be made. “That right there is in the makings and it’s a lot of negotiations going on,” said Raekwon. “Process of really making everybody comfortable. We’re praying that that works. You know what I mean? That [it] works out in the greatest way. Everything has to be right. When you dealing with nine guys and you splitting the pot nine ways, it gotta make sense. Cause we got children now.” Raekwon’s Lost Jewlry EP was released in January of this year and featured guest appearances from Maino, Freddie Gibbs, and more.