Raekwon Flips Birds As They Appear On This Close To You Cover (Audio)

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Do these Raekwon #TBT’s keep getting more interesting or what?

This week, The Chef heats up Gwen Guthrie’s (Rest In Peace) 1986 cover of “(They Long To Be) Close To You.” With that signature mid-’80s studio percussion and some flinty vocals, this rendition sounds like it could be a Lex Diamonds Story-type track. Polished production and raspy Rae bring this bad boy life as the Staten Island mainstay is truly in the pocket.

Are you surprised at just how deep Raekwon’s #TBT’s are getting? These are not the typical Top 40 jams of yesterday gettin’ the flip…

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