After celebrating the 20th anniversary of Raekwon’s album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Vibe sat down with RZA to talk about its’ impact in the Hip Hop world. Take a look at part of the interview below and check out the full story on Vibe.
VIBE: You were an intricate part of Raekwon’s classic album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. With the 20th anniversary passing, can you talk a little about what the album means to you?
RZA: Some people would call that the perfect Hip-Hop album. That for me and Rae and all them nights working on that album, for me that was a Wu-Tang Clan album in its own way. And Rae’s way and voice and style of telling the street life — you never heard about Africans waving their arms in yellow cabs musty as a f*ck. He’s giving you New York. Clearly New York. And you don’t get a chance to hear that, “Ghost at a club playing a speaker, sippin’ on a Kahlua, their description of our city and our life still rings relevant today. And I think that music backdrop to it, for me as a producer…
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