3 hours ago
Check back next Wednesday for some more Wu posts! 🎤
3 hours ago
8/15/95. 23 years ago today, Def Jam Recordings released the soundtrack for the film "The Show".
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Last weeks video was just a small preview of what we have! Another post coming later tonight but until then enjoy this flip through. Remember to check back every Wednesday for a new #WuTangWednesday post. Over the next few months @0h_shit666 and myself will be showing a huge collection of #vintage Wu-Tang #raptees
5 hours ago
Raekwon the Chef: A Legacy Incomplete
Being one of the most talented MCs in the greatest rap group of all time only moves the needle so far. As a Wu Tang stan who sees Raekwon as perhaps the most essential member on their group albums it pains me to acknowledge how lackluster his solo career has been. Yes it got off to a lofty start with the 1995 classic "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" that defined and inspired much of the NY mafioso rap craze but it never comes close to those heights again. Good but somewhat forgettable albums fill up much of his discography with even OB4CL 2 not quite holding the weight of its namesake. I honestly would even put 2017's "The Wild" as his second best solo effort
Meanwhile fellow Wu member Ghostface Killah has stacked solo succes on top of group acclaim making his resume all that more appealing when talking about all time greats. With a similar talent level early on in their careers I really think Raekwon could have and should have pulled off a similar track record. This isn't to say he wasn't a beast on Wu group albums after the early days, he was. He even knocked feature verses out the park consistently and assisted other Wu members like GFK with successful solo endeavours. For whatever reason the magic just didn't quite spread to his own individual releases
I still see Raekwon as a top 20 at minimum top 25 rapper of all time but man what could have been. If he threw together a couple more standout albums to tighten up his solo career we might be looking at a top 10 level talent.