Raekwon Reflects On 2009 Success, “I Still Got A Lot More To Go”


“Do I really want to buy [the album],” Nore asked in a self-recorded video. “I believe so. Purchasing, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, that’s hip-hop y’all — this is the time for everybody to come together despite different disputes people have and come together and support real hip-hop. As you can see, I woke up in the morning, it’s before nine o’clock and I’m buying the album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. And then I’m going to the store and I’m gonna get another hard copy — I’ve never downloaded anything illegally and all y’all that’s talking about that Jay-Z album should be ashamed of yourself that you ain’t go out there and get it today, that you downloaded that sh*t. I’m buying Hov’s album today and filming it and showing proof.” (NORE TV)
Rae recently spoke on why Busta Rhymes was removed from one of the album’s Dr. Dre-produced tracks.

“‘Catalina’ was a vicious record, and we always knew that was going to be a hit,” he explained in an interview. “I remember when I actually sat in the studio with Dr. Dre and he first played it for me. I looked at his face and I could tell that he really loved the beat. I loved it because it’s my kind of beat. It was still hip hop, but it had savoir faire to it…At first we didn’t have the hook. Believe it or not, the first hook had Busta Rhymes. Busta’s the one that put me and Dre together. The first hook had a little reference from Busta Rhymes. He was singing and having fun. I liked his hook too, but we decided to change it because we don’t want people to start thinking Busta’s a singer. He’s not that kind of artist, plus he was having fun. It wasn’t nothing that he was banking on doing. We knew that record was going to the top.” Much Love and respect to Raekwon, He gonna do it even bigger in 2010……….One

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