Raekwon - Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang

Patchy Wu Tang effort
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Raekwon is a consistent type of a cat; pulling off two classics fourteen years apart is a rare skill - on ‘Shaolin vs...’ he vows to banish the Bieber collabo nightmares and get back to the Staten Island grain.

Rae killed enough “turkey burgers and blunts” to give him a pimp roll making ‘Only Built...I’, and it’s clear that this album was made quicker. We miss the Jay Dillas and Dres on this cut, and while we see Nas back with Rae for a ‘Verbal Intercourse’ sequel, the killer cuts come with Ghostface, on ‘Silver Rings’ and ‘Molasses’.

Patchy with flashes of killer bee sting.

6/10

Words by MIGUEL CULLEN


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