Raekwon: ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. III’ Coming in 2012
The Chef says he’s cooking up a third helping of the OB4CL series, to drop next year.
Good news for Wu-Tang stans as Raekwon announced this week, in an interview with Exclaim.ca that he is currently preparing to begin work on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. III, with plans to release the album sometime in 2012.
Rae explained to the website how he’s operating his recently-launched Ice H20 Records imprint, which is being operated out of Toronto. “Basically it’s just like a media talent academy label that just allows cats to expand on their dreams and know their place and now to become more career-minded with [their] dreams,” he told Exclaim.
Most interestingly, explaining that the imprint will also play home to his next release — the third in his series of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx discs. Although he didn’t pin down a timeframe for the record, he did say that he expects it drop in 2012.
This new album will be Raekwon’s third solo album to drop in the past four years. It will follow up to the critically-acclaimed Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Pt. II (2009), and the original, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995), which is widely considered to be a universal classic.
In addition to his work on new music, Raekwon explain that he’s currently in the process of completing a biopic based on his life. He said that the film is “90 percent done” and features appearances from Erykah Badu, Cee-Lo Green and others.
Rae also mentioned the upcoming 20-year anniversary of the Wu-Tang Clan, hinting that the group will be reuniting for some sort of celebration. He didn’t provide any details as to what’s in store.
More information on Raekwon’s newest music and other endeavors will be published as they become available.
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