Raekwon, of Wu-Tang Clan fame, has come out with a new song titled “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang.” It’s been almost a year and a half since he released his critically acclaimed second solo album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II, so it’s good to see him working on some new music. Skip to 0:35 to get past the intro.
Here’s a new track off of The Black Keys’ upcoming album Blak Roc. It’s called “Stay Off the Fuckin’ Flowers”, and it features one of raps heavy hitters: Raekwon. As expected, he tears it up on his first verse. His rhymes are complimented by the Keys’ nice little guitar riff. Blak Roc is set to drop on Black Friday.
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Ohio blues-rock duo The Black Keys are currently hard at work on a hip-hop/rock side project known as Blakroc. The idea for the hybrid project actually came about after rapper Jim Jones and Roc-A-Fella records co-founder Dame Dash approached them. Featured on the upcoming album are some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Mos Def, Wu-Tang’s RZA & Raekwon, Q-Tip, Ludacris, Pharoahe Monch, and more. They’ve been producing a series of weekly webisodes that have been generating a ton of hype.
Take a look at the teaser and tell me that this isn’t awesome:
Well, what do you know…it’s Monday already. Time seems to move so fast. This week in the Mixtape Mondays segment, we have some Ratatat for you guys. More specifically, we have the Ratatat Remixes Volume I. Like the mixtapes prior, this mixtape is nothing new. It came out nearly four years ago, but it’s still great to blast. Ratatat’s sound incorperates electronic influences and is comprised of heavy beats using the synth and organ. Hailing from New York City, Ratatat is comprised of guitarist Mike Stroud and synthesizer driver and producer Evan Mast. They were made famous with the release of their hit singles Seventeen Years and Germany to Germany. Seventeen Years has since been featured in a Hummer Commercial and the movie Cloverfield, among other things. On Ratatat Remixes Volume I, the duo integrates electronica into 14 hip hop tracks, including Kanye West’s Get Em High, G-Unit’s Stunt 101, and Raekwon’s Smith Bros. This is one mixtape album you must download.