Raekwon Phone Taps Into Some Faith Evans & Carl Thomas Heat (Audio)

Raekwon's TBT series rolls on, with an early '00s tilt. Chef looks to Faith Evans & Carl Thomas' "Can't Believe," which is not even his first Faith nod. The song notably swacked the basis of the beat to The Firm's "Phone Tap," made by Rae's friends and collaborators Nas, AZ,... Read more

Raekwon Throws Back To Mary J. Blige’s My Life Throwback, All Night Long (Audio)

In the late 2014 canon of Raekwon #TBTs (now 18 of them), this remixed rendition of Mary J. Blige's "Mary Jane (All Night Long)" just might be the most fitting. Released 20 years ago next month from My Life, the Puff Daddy & Chucky Thompson-produced cut was in itself a... Read more

Finding The GOAT: Raekwon vs. Black Thought…Who You Got?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Raekwon The Chef Reheats Some Luther Vandross Flawlessly (Audio)

Fresh off of sharing his Top 5 all-time (non Wu-Tang Clan) MCs, Raekwon is right back to his #ThrowbackThursday push. This time, Rae covers the late Luther Vandross' 1988 joint, "For You To Love." With a smooth-style beat that might suit Chef's homie MF DOOM, the Staten Island lyricist sets... Read more

Raekwon Makes A Spinner On Could It Be I’m Falling In Love (Audio)

Raekwon's love of '70s and '80s Soul/R&B continues in the "Throwback Thursday" thematic series. After working with Rose Royce, Horace Brown, The Isley Brothers and Teena Marie, The Chef chops down some bars over The Spinners' 1973 seductive serenade "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love?" for his fifth installment.... Read more

Raekwon Vibes Out Overtop A Teena Marie Classic (Audio)

While Lauryn, Pras, and Wyclef gave Teena Marie's '80s jam "Ooo La La" a classic brush-up back in 1996, another early '90s alum had to carry on tradition. Raekwon's recent rhyming over yesteryear's R&B hits continues, as he flexes his mandible on Teena's 1988 #1 R&B chart-topper. The results are... Read more

Raekwon Flaunts His Verbal Jewels Over A Sweet Dionne Warwick Sample (Audio)

If you're a fan of those O.G. player tracks, where a prominent MC rocks confidently over gliding samples, then Raekwon's got just what you wanted today. "The Living Room," finds The Chef chopping down bossy bars about living the good life with some sweet '60s Soul underneath. Throughout this young... Read more

Raekwon Hops On A Marva Whitney Breakbeat To Say It’s My Thing (Audio)

From Erick and Parrish to Jiggaman, hopping on Marva Whitney's classic bassline to "It's My Thing" taps into a '70s sound that is as New York Hip-Hop as you can get. In just dabbling with some freestyles, Chef Raekwon is the latest. Throughout the last 20 years, there's something so... Read more

Raekwon – Marble Cake Freestyle

Currently, I've got Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in the automobile, so after lengthy listens of a Hip-Hop classic, some fresh Raekwon is (always) a welcomed treat. Chef Rae serves up "Marble Cake" over-top Drake's "Pound Cake" instrumental. Shouting out the producer 40, this may be setting the table for... Read more