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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2

RaekwonAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)

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Corey Woods aka Raekwon The Chef, has been a staple in the Entertainment industry since his debut in 1993 as an integral part in undeniably one of the greatest Hip-Hop groups to date, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Rae's verbal ability took center stage early in the original cult classic "Protect Ya Neck", but little did the world know, that we were merely indulging in delicious ... Read more in Amazon's Raekwon Store

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  • Audio CD (September 8, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: ICEAL
  • ASIN: B002GZQZX8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,121 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Return of the North Star (feat. Papu Wu)
2. House of Flying Daggers (feat. Inspectah Deck,Ghostface Killah and Method Man)
3. Sonny's Missing (Produced by Pete Rock)
4. Pyrex Vision (Produced by Marley Marl)
5. Cold Outside (feat. Ghostface Killah and Sugar Bang)
6. Black Mozart (feat. Inspectah Deck)
7. New Wu (feat. Method Man and Ghostface Killah)
8. Penitentiary (feat. Ghostface Killah)
9. Surgical Gloves
10. Broken Safety (feat. Jadakiss and Styles P)
11. Canal Street
12. Ason Jones
13. Have Mercy (feat. Beanie Sigel and Blue Raspberry)
14. 10 Bricks (feat. Cappadonna and Ghostface Killah)
15. Fat Lady Sings
16. Catalina (feat. Lyfe Jennings)
17. We Will Rob You (feat. Slick Rick, GZA and Masta Killa)
18. About Me
19. Mean Streets (feat. Inspectah Deck and Ghostface Killah)
20. Kiss The Ring (feat. Inspectah Deck and Masta Killa)
See all 21 tracks on this disc

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2009 album from the Rap/Hip Hop superstar featuring guest appearances from Wu-Tang Clan members, The Game, Erykah Badu, Travis Barker, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, Beanie Sigel, Slick Rick and others. OBFCL II features blazing tracks from the who's who of extraordinary Hip Hop producers such as the RZA, Eric Sermon, Dr. Dre, Scram Jones, Pete Rock, Marley Marl, Allah Mathematics and J Dilla, layered with Raekwon's melodic flows, thought provoking visual content and street orientated delivery, Only Built For Cuban Linx Part II (The Purple Tape) will produce the dish that true Hip Hop heads have been salivating for many years.

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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC SEQUEL September 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
OB4CL2 is an excellent project! Listed as a sequel to its instant-classic predecessor, this latest installment continues where CL1 left off. Appropriately guest starring GFK (Ghost Face Killah), the energy and chemistry between the duo is undeniable. Raekwon smartly looked to credible hardcore rap producers to help bring to life the street energy that the Cuban Linx theme embodies. Notable producers such as RZA, Marley Marl, Pete Rock and J Dilla add necessary ingredients to the Cuban Linx recipe. The only people missing from this project are ODB and Nas. However, his lineup is not saturated with guest appearances. Instead, Raekwon successfully manages to hold his own for over half of the album. His equally imaginative music video to "House of Flying Daggers" is a wonderful complement to the song.

Raekwon's sound takes listeners back to gritty Shaolin of the 1990s; however, the production does not sound like leftover beats from that era. Instead, it is a fresh, new take on NYC street life and drama. Raekwon tells terrific stories throughout, narrating a journey through New York's underbelly. There is no glitz and glamour here. This album features no hollywood name-dropping, european exotic car and exotic vacation destination references.

Raekwon's focus is clear and it is all about a genuine agenda to keep Hip Hop culture fresh, consistent and authentic. OB4CL2 demonstrates the Wu are not only still relevant to Hip-Hop, but they are also still necessary for properly representing the culture. Throw your W's up! Salute to Raekwon and the Wu family for a successful release!
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CLASSIC 90's MAFIOSO-RAP FOR 2009+ September 8, 2009
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If you have any interest in Hip-Hop, REAL CLASSIC 90's influenced Hip-Hop, then you have absolutely no excuse to pass on this album right here.

The long-awaited follow-up to the classic masterpiece 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx', Raekwon has gone back to the genre he created back in the 1995 (aka Mafioso Rap) and has created another instant classic in 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2'.

As a 33-year old native New Yorker, I grew up listening to Raekwon, Nas, and other great story-tellers (aka rappers) of the mid-90's. To me, this new Raekwon album is a breath of fresh air for 2009.

If 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx' is a 5-Star CLASSIC hip-hop album, 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2' should easily be rated 4-1/2 Stars, an INSTANT CLASSIC as well. The only reason for 1/2-Star deduction is because rapper Nas couldn't join Raekwon for the follow-up to "Verbal Intercourse" (Nas was going through his divorce with Kelis, so his absence is understandable).

Regardless, if you're reading this you owe it to yourself to buy this album and support the original pioneer of Mafioso Rap, Raekwon (who inspired Jay-Z's 'Reasonable Doubt', and The Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Life After Death', among many others). If you've never heard the original Raekwon album 'Only Built 4 Cuban Linx', I urge you to buy it and listen to it back-to-back with this new Raekwon album right here.

To Raekwon: I want to personally say THANK YOU for bringing back CLASSIC 90's style rap into 2009 for all hip-hop fans.

THIS ALBUM IS A MUST-BUY.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I Hate to Say "Classic"...but the Boot Fits September 8, 2009
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After several years (and delays) Raekwon the Chef (along with Tony Starks) releases his second masterpiece. "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" is still an amazing album. Like most classics in rap or hip-hop, Raekwon's fist joint ages like fine wine. If you haven't listened to said classic, check it out now.

"Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Part 2" is another classic (albeit with a more polished, '09 feel). Raekwon, along with his Clansmen, step up and deliver street anthem after bloody street anthem. Each track is mad "niggerish" (as Charley Murphy would say).

"Return of the North Star" welcomes the listener back into Chef's Cuban Linx world. (Play both albums back-to-back.) "House of Flying Daggers" is a pure Wu-Banger. "New Wu," which most of us heard online, represents the Wu in the same vein as "Triumph" (or even "Careful (Click, Click)"). "Surgical Gloves," "Pyrex Vision," "Penitentiary," and "Baggin' Crack" are perhaps my favorite tracks. (Raekwon can spin a story, son.) "Ason Jones" is a wonderful tribute to Big Baby Jesus. "We Will Rob You" and "10 Bricks" are some of the best displays of witty, unpredictable talent and natural game in recent years. Ghostface Killah slays the competition on these tracks. And likewise, Method Man comes correct (and as grimy) as usual.

Some of the aforementioned tracks are short (2 to 3 minutes or so). But the album clocks out at 1:10:52...so really, we get plenty of street knowledge.

All in all, this album is a fitting sequel to one of the best albums we've ever heard. Raekwon (and his posse) give us another standard in hip-hop lyricism and production. (Thank God RZA produced several key tracks on this beast.)

I keep telling people: Raekwon never fell off! Hopefully...while all the shark biters are waiting...these Cats will smash the world again.

Wu-Tang forever.

Peace.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable - better than the original September 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This album sounds great. The cinematic production is consistent, dark and deep, and Raekwon raps better than ever. His rapping voice has gotten darker, closer to MF Doom. Several tracks feature Ghostface Killah, who has been the most vital Wu member lately. Standout tracks for me were "House of the Flying Daggers", ""Cold Outside", "Surgical Gloves","10 Bricks", and "Catalina". If Pt. 1 is a classic, this is a masterpiece!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Wu Fans
There are a lot of Wu-Tang albums. Some good, some not so much. This is a must have.

This is one that you can play from start to finish and not feel too tempted to... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Aaron313
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Years Later...A Review
I am a huge fan of everything Wu, and so I got this on the day it was released. I feel now I should write a review in support of this already classic album. Read more
Published 9 months ago by B-Goody
1.0 out of 5 stars a big let down
i really can't get into this album, reakwon has lost the touch he once had.While listening to cuban linx part 2 and seeing the producers i could not believe Pete rock and Marley... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Realness
5.0 out of 5 stars solid sequel
I just finally got around to listening to this album and it's a solid sequel with good beats and lyrics, everything that you would expect from raekwon is here. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Andrew Evenstar
1.0 out of 5 stars reakwon only built for cuban link 2
i was actually expecting something better especially from reakwon i have to be honest the production could have been a little better this is totally not a classic i think part 1... Read more
Published on November 14, 2011 by criz
2.0 out of 5 stars Raekwon needs to step up his flow and beat selection.
Look im going to keep it real, I listened to this album more than 1 time and its boring real talk. But at least Raekwon put some effort in it. Read more
Published on April 27, 2011 by Down South Ga/Sc Boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect sequel
If history has taught us anything, it's that sequels have fallen short. However, the long-awaited sequel to Cuban Linx delievers with a BANG! Read more
Published on August 12, 2010 by Xzplizit
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Wu....
This album is one of the hottest I've heard in a couple of years... Rae & Ghost together are like Jordan & Pippen. It (the album) has Rza beats, Dr. Read more
Published on June 25, 2010 by Life28SBK
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Decade son
Like everyone else, I'm tired of recycled cardboard rap giving a hip hop a bad name. Thank God for this album. Read more
Published on February 25, 2010 by TJ Holdemup
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic album right here must buy.
This album is amazing! I'm a 80's baby so this is a treat for me b/c this type of cd was extict in this new day and age untill it dropped. Read more
Published on February 23, 2010 by Jason A. Cleveland
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Slang Therapist Shallah Rae
Lol somehow someway I agree 100%! Get some 5% knowledge as well as vivid stories clear as day on this album. Every song's banging on this CD
Sep 12, 2009 by Mr. T |  See all 2 posts
The Album We Waited For And Wanted Blueprint 3 To Be....
This album gets better and better each time a play it. I quote the RZA when I say:

"THIS IS REAL MC'ing."
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