Raekwon – The Wild

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As one of the more prolific emcees to come from the Wu-Tang Clan, Raekwon has already carved out his place in Hip Hop history. His first solo project, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, is one of the greatest albums of all time; it’s a gold standard of New York rap music. Now on his 7th solo project, The Wild, Rae showcases his natural ability as a storyteller with a killer flow. On The Wild, the rap veteran is proving his skills as a lyricist are still far and above most rappers.

First and foremost, this album knocks! Production is top notch. Over boom bap beats Rae shines as he spits fire bars on every song. The biographical track Marvin was a surprise as Raekwon eloquently spits about the life of Marvin Gaye with CeeLo Green on the hook. The album also includes collaborations with Lil Wayne, P.U.R.E.,  Andra Day,  and G-Eazy.

Raekwon the Chef always had a knack for painting vivid pictures with his words. Over two decades in the game and Rae is still in top form. This album is worthy of heavy rotation and should make your playlist soon. Despite the absence of any of Rae’s fellow Wu-Tang clansmen, The Wild is a near perfect LP and a modern boom bap classic.

Some of the most nod-worthy tracks include: This Is What It Comes Too, Marvin, Crown Of Thorns, and Purple Brick Road


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