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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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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 8, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ice H20 (Ice Water)
  • ASIN: B004I9H5VQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,548 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Shaolin Vs. Wutang Raekwon 2:30
2. Every Soldier In The Hood (feat. Method Man) Raekwon 2:54
3. Silver Rings (feat. Ghostface Killah) Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah 1:48
4. Chop Chop Ninja (feat. Inspectah and Estelle) Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck and Estelle 4:24
5. Butter Knives Raekwon 2:47
6. Snake Pond Raekwon 2:29
7. Crane Style (feat. Busta Rhymes) Raekwon 1:55
8. Rock N Roll (feat. Jim Jones, Ghostface Killah and Kobe James) Raekwon feat. Ghostface Killah and Kobe James 5:40
9. Rich And Black (feat. Nas) Raekwon 3:35
10. From The Hills (feat. Method Man and Raheem Devaughn) Raekwon feat. Method Man and Raheem Devaughn 2:37
11. Last Trip To Scotland (feat. Lloyd Banks) Raekwon 2:42
12. Ferryboat Killaz Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah 2:00
13. Dart School Raekwon 2:28
14. Molasses (feat. Rick Ross and Ghostface Killah) Raekwon feat. Rick Ross and Ghostface Killah 4:13
15. The Scroll Raekwon 2:35
16. Masters Of Our Fate (feat. Black Thought) Raekwon 3:22

Editorial Reviews

2011 album from the Hip Hop icon and Wu Tang member. Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang is the long awaited concept album from Raekwon the Chef. Back with the gritty tales from the street that have made him a Hip Hop legend, Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang captures Raekwon at the top of his lyrical game. Guest features include The Wu-Tang Clan members, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Raheem Devaughn, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes and others. Features production by Scram Jones, The Alchemist & DJ Kahlil, Eric Sermon & Havoc.

Customer Reviews

Wu Tang Forever!!!!!
dre3713
The verses spit by Rae and Deck are awesome and the beat is phenomenal, but it feels like they could have done more if the chorus was shorter.
Tomas Rodriguez
It's very short in length and not as good as some of their Cuban Linx 2 collaborations but it's still a pretty good track.
J. Highsmith

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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Andre M. De Araujo on March 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Very solid album. The Chef shows that he still as sharp as ever and comes correctly on every track. The best tracks are Butter Knives (maybe the best Raekwon song in years), Rich & Black (could've been on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II, but the Nas reused verse does not touch the Chef here), The Scroll (super-superb beat with a very sick and ill flow), Snake Pound (dope vendetta track), Silver Rings (Classic R.A.G.U. with a Wu-Tang's Triumph and As High As Wu-Tang Get sample. Raekwon reveals that Cuban Linx Pt. III is comming), Masters of Our Fate (A Raekwon and Black Thought colaboration, with an epic beat and verses from both of them. It even has a Winston Churchill sample), Dart School (Flyest track on the album with some We People Who' Are Darker Than Blue sample on it) and the title track Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang (this opening banger is a perfect example of how to set the mood of a whole album. Rae comes hungry here with some very skilled rhyme scheme).

The rest of the album still very good. I don't think this is better than Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II. It's different, but just as dope too. The standout tracks above makes this worthwhile. This is a must buy. Buy it.

4-4.5 stars.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey A. Gangwer on March 8, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was classic--a blessing and a curse. In 2009, Raekwon released Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2, which was almost equal to its predecessor...but not quite. (Still, I loved Rae's sequel.)

"Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang" picks up where Raekwon left off (even though he never did). Most tracks feature a nu-classic Wu sound, and more importantly, Rae brings his trademark swagger. (Like Method Man, the Chef makes rhyming seem so easy.) The beats are anything but mainstream and the lyrics require a sharp ear. The guests (especially Busta Rhymes, Method Man, Ghostface Killah, and Nas) are also on point.

The standouts include "Every Soldier in the Hood," "Chop Chop Ninja," "Butter Knives," "Snake Pond," "Crane Style," "Rich and Black," "From the Hills"--you know what?! Forget the so-called "standouts." EVERY track on this joint is amazing. So much in fact, that this album rivals Rae's previous Cuban Linx entries.

It's hard to find fault with "Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang." The lyrics are smooth and the beats are anything but. This is classic Wu ----.

Wu-Tang forever.

Peace.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Highsmith on April 20, 2011
Format: Audio CD
If we look at Rae's solo albums only, I think we have been spoiled by Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and its 2009 sequel, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2. This is the reason why, in my opinion that Immobilarity and Lex Diamond Story didn't do too much for me. Raekwon's skills have always been respected by his work on Wu Tang albums, Ghostface albums and various guest appearances, but if you don't see the words Cuban Linx on the CD cover, you're normally going to be skeptical of what to expect. When I heard the track "Butter Knives", I was definitely pleased with what I heard. Rae released the title track of the album shortly thereafter and I knew that this effort would be pretty good. "Shaolin Vs Wu Tang" was released on March 8th, 2011. I wasn't too pleased that RZA wouldn't have any involvement but once I saw the tracklisting, I was satisfied. My favorite track on the CD is clearly "Masters Of Our Fate" which features Black Thought of The Roots. It closes the album off nicely and it's good to hear Black Thought outside of his Roots clique. His collaboration with Ghostface from "Apollo Kids", "In The Park" was my favorite from that CD as well. It's not RZA production but Tommy Nova does his best RZA impersonation on the track. "Every Soldier In The Hood" features Method Man and keeps things going after the title track.Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By FLORIDABOY727 on March 11, 2011
Format: Audio CD
NOT AS GOOD AS "ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINX 2" BUT STILL A CLASSIC.
DEFINITLY 4 STARS ONE OF THE BEST CDS TO COME OUT THIS YEAR.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By The writer on March 10, 2011
Format: Audio CD
courtesy of Jim Jones. I don't get it. There's a million rappers, at least, that's better than this bum but Wu-tang members keep calling him for guest features...what a great mistake you did Rae, it's hard to find someone who actually enjoyed that "rock 'n 'roll" song.

The rest of the album is flames though. Nice production, Rae seems relaxed on this one and he pretty much carries the album although he got outshined by Meth and Rick Ross but it's all good.

Oh yeah one other thing: why you keep giving itunes bonus cuts in detrimental of the physical one? it's a slap in the face of those who, like me, go to the store and pick up the album and specially in this case since the 2 itunes tracks are phenomenal - wu crime and my world is your world...why not put it on the album too? I don't understand the logic behind it.

Other than that, like I said, it's a really enjoyable album and it's already one of the best releases of 2011 and I'm sure will appear on the majority of top ten lists by the end of this year. Raekwon is carrying the wu torch with style and grace ladies and gentleman!!!
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