Raekwon Wastes No Time Opening The New Year. He Cooks Up 2 New Tracks (Audio)

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Mere days into 2018, Raekwon Da Chef serves up two brand new dishes, each with its own distinct flavor. The first, “The Sky,” recommends that we keep our eyes open and heads up. Rae’ eloquently (and subtlety) touches on the scary reality that we’re living in presently, but his soothing delivery inspires confidence rather than fear. The track is produced by RoadsArt and revisits the beat from Wu-Tang Clan band-mate Masta Killa’s “OGs Told Me.” The addition of female vocals adds intensity to the already meaningful message.

Like any master chef, Rae’ switches it up for the second course. “The Biz” features overpowering production by Big Snipe Beats, using samples from two classics: Biz Markie’s “Nobody Beats The Biz,” and in turn, Steve Miller Band’s “Fly Like An Eagle.” Although the intense beat threatens to overshadow Shallah’s authoritative angle, in the end, his sharp wit cuts into it like a hot knife through butter.

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Raekwon’s 2016 album, The Wild, is still sitting pretty as one of the best Wu-Tang solo efforts of late. At press time, it’s unclear if these two new singles are attached to a future project.

#BonusBeat: For Wu Heads, Masta Killa’s “OGs Told Me (Now You See Me Version)” video:

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