Hip Hop History: Raekwon Released ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ On August 1, 1995

Today In Hip Hop History:

Raekwon released his debut solo album ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ on August 1st, 1995.

‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…’ is the solo debut album of American rapper and Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, released on August 1, 1995, by Loud Records and RCA Records. The album was loosely composed to play like a film with Raekwon as the “star,” fellow Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah as the “guest-star”, and producer RZA as the “director”. It features appearances from every member of the Wu-Tang Clan and affiliates Cappadonna, and Blue Raspberry. It also features an acclaimed guest appearance from rapper Nas, which marked the first collaboration with a non-affiliated artist on a Wu-Tang related album.

Singles included “Heaven & Hell”, “Criminology”, “Ice Cream”, and “Rainy Dayz”.




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