Raekwon & G-Eazy Take a Trip Down the Purple Brick Road (Audio)

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On March 24, Raekwon will release The Wild, his first solo album since 2015’s Fly International Luxurious Art. Already, the Wu-Tang Clan member has released its lead single, “This Is What It Comes To,” which is being followed up today (February 16) with “Purple Brick Road.” Drawing reference from his longtime association with the color purple (Heads can often be heard referring to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx as the “Purple Tape”), the song features Oakland, California rapper G-Eazy, whom Rae’ described to Pitchfork as “a master writer [who] helped me create the greatest vision any artist could ask for.”

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Produced by the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, “Purple Brick Road” sounds decidedly different from most of the records in Raekwon’s chamber, particularly the hook, which is sung by a female vocalist. However, as Rae’ explained in his Pitchfork statement, the song is indicative of his desire to diversify his sound. “As I shift gears with my diversity, I want fans to see another side of a champion,” says the legendary MC before commenting on the LP as a whole. “This album is a circus of emotions. I hope you get a great seat to what I will display on The Wild. Get ready…”

In yet another album-related development from the Chef, The Wild‘s track list was revealed, and it features Lil Wayne and CeeLo Green, among others:

01 The Wild (Intro)
02 This Is What It Comes Too
03 Nothing
04 Skit (Bang Head Right)
05 Marvin [ft. Cee-Lo Green]
06 Can’t You See
07 My Corner [ft. Lil Wayne]
08 Skit (Fuck You Up Card)
09 M & N [ft. P.U.R.E.]
10 Visiting Hour [ft. Andra Day]
11 Skit (Bang Fall Down)
12 The Reign
13 Crown of Thorns
14 Purple Brick Road [ft. G-Eazy]
15 You Hear Me
16 Bang Outro