Raekwon's 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx defined a certain type of underground hip-hop hit: Rather than try to bully you into submission, it surrounded you with a haze of impressionistic street stories, filled with cocaine, gun violence and high-living hustlers. Pt. II approximates the feel of the original, with Dr. Dre, RZA and the late J Dilla working up a slicker version of the first volume's eerie production, as Pyrex bubbles and bodies drop. Raekwon's eye is colder than ever as he delivers asymmetrical rhymes and piles up dirty details — the first verse of "Catalina" alone mentions red tops, nickel-bag valcyte, narcs, fire escapes and Gillette razors. This one will make heads from Shaolin to San Diego happy.
(Posted: Sep 28, 2009)
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- Return of the Northstar Featuring Papu Wu (Explicit)
- House Of Flying Daggers Featuring Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man (Explicit)
- Sonny's Missing (Explicit)
- Pyrex Vision (Explicit)
- Cold Outside Featuring Ghostface Killah & Sugar Bang (Explicit)
- Black Mozart (Explicit)
- Gihad Featuring Ghostface Killah (Explicit)
- The New Wu (Explicit) (Feat. Method Man and Ghostface Killah)
- Penitentiary Featuring Ghostface Killah (Explicit)
- Baggin Crack (Explicit)
- Surgical Gloves (Explicit)
- Broken Safety Featuring Jadakiss & Styles P. (Explicit)
- Canal Street (Explicit)
- Ason Jones (Explicit)
- Have Mercy Featuring Beanie Sigel (Explicit)
- 10 Bricks Featuring Cappadonna & Ghostface Killah (Explicit)
- Fat Lady Sings (Explicit)
- Catalina Featuring Lyfe Jennings (Explicit)
- We Will Rob You (Featuring Slick Rick, GZA & Masta Killa) (Explicit)
- About Me (Explicit)
- Mean Streets Featuring Inspectah Deck & Ghostface Killah (Explicit)
- Kiss The Ring Featuring Featuring Inspectah Deck & Masta Killa (Explicit)