While he works on his upcoming album "F.I.L.A.", slated for a June release, Wu Tang vet Raekwon drops a single to feed his hungry fans. As one of my favorite rappers personally, it's always good to hear Rae staying on point and continuing his career. Check out the track above.
Longtime visitors, I mean longtime visitors from the Jabbify, pre-ChicagoNow GWHH days, may remember this weekly feature spotlighting an old school track, video, and/or rarity in hip hop every Sunday. This was almost always inspired by some event throughout the week, from nationally to personally, and was a fun segment that I'd like to bring back after the aforementioned MTV Jams session I had last night.
There was a Wu-Tang stretch of videos that we enjoyed with the likes of Raekwon's "Catalina" and Ghostface Killah's "Motherless Child" (had to bring that gem back below as well). Naturally, the light bulb went on. There's got to be a Wu-Tang post. But what else can I add to it? How about Bill Murray?
One of the all-time great comedians joined GZA and RZA in this clip from 2002's "Coffee & Cigarettes" as the Wu members school the "Groundhog Day, Ghostbustin' ass Bill Murray" on, well, coffee and cigarrettes. Fans of dry humor and/or all parties involved should give this a watch if you've never seen it. Very enjoyable to see Bill Murray involved with hip hop, let alone GZA & RZA.
Be on the lookout next Sunday for another installment of Old School Sundays, brought to you by our team and I. In fact, wouldn't you say it's quite old school to bring back Old School Sundays?! (I know, mind blown.)
Here's one last teaser of news for Raekwon's upcoming EP, Lost Jewlry, in the form of some bad-ass artwork and the tracklist below. Features, as you can see, feature Freddie Gibbs, Maino, and Faith Evans. I'm eager to hear all three of those collabs, especially a Faith hook that I can imagine works well with some of the Chef's rhymes. We won't have to wait much longer - January 15th, come back to GWHH to download!
Raekwon rings in the new year with the news of an upcoming album. It will be entitled F.I.L.A. which stands for Fly International Luxurious Art and will drop in the 2nd quarter of this year ("this year" - will be weird to type for the next week or so). Before then though, the Lost Jewlry EP is on the way January 8th.