Download | Birds Eye View
I’m not sure a better lineup has existed. A mix of old and new school combine to create a brilliant single taken from Statik Selektah’s upcoming album “Extended Play”. The track is titled Birds Eye View, and Wu-Tang’s Raekwon, Pro Era’s Joey Badass and The Roots legend Black Thought join Statik Selektah for an amazing collaboration which will delight Hip-Hop fans worldwide. Make sure you download the single from the link above, and you can listen to Statik Selektah ft Raekwon, Joey Badass and Black Thought – Birds Eye View on the audio player below.
Following the release of Raekwon’s “Lost Jewlry” EP, I wanted to share track five from the record titled “Die Tonight”. Production credits go to Frank G who also produced the track “Lead Season” and featured alongside a list of well established and upcoming producers on the EP. Lost Jewrly has been made available as a free download through Complex Mag who premiered the release. HHK fans will remember the interview I conducted last year which can be watched on the youtube link above, however you can view the artwork and download link for Raekwon – Lost Jewlry above, and you can listen to Raekwon – Die Tonight on the soundcloud player below.
During the Wu Legends tour of the U.K, Ryan Maxwell of Hip-Hop Kings met with Raekwon in Manchester during the afterparty at Antwerp Mansions. Raekwon is asked about any upcoming music from him as a solo artist, and any planned collaborations with the Wu Tang (Check Wu Block here -http://bit.ly/ODSGUF). Raekwon is also asked about his label Ice/H20 and which artists he’s pushing at the moment. Lastly Raekwon speaks about which underground artists are inspiring him, and shouts out Hip-Hop Kings at the end. You can watch the Raekwon interview with Hip-Hop Kings on the youtube player below.
Friday 13th will be spent staying in-doors. Not because I’m worried about the myth, but because I’m on a Wu-Tang Clan hype ahead of their show in Manchester, UK tomorrow at the HMV Ritz. I wanted to share the newest JD Era track which features Raekwon titled “The Greatest”. Released through Raekwon’s IceH20 Records, the single has been supported by all the major blogs and websites in the Hip-Hop world, and Raekwon will be pushing JD Era in the forthcoming months with brand new music (watch this space). You can watch JD Era ft Raekwon – The Greatest on the youtube player below.
In one of the biggest Hip-Hop concerts expected this year, Mean Fiddler present Wu Legends featuting Method Man, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon and GZA live in Manchcester on Saturday 14th July. The HMV Ritz will be host to the four Hip-Hop legends, who will be playing old AND new music, and return to Manchester after a sell-out event last year at The Academy. All signs are pointing towards another sell-out show, so please grab your tickets while they’re still available from the link above. Also fans are invited to the official after party at Antwerp Mansion with a live performance from Raekwon (Click HERE) for info. You can view the official flyer for the Wu Legends here.
As we approach the release of Vast Aire‘s highly anticipated “Ox 2010 – A Street Odyssey” Vast Aire has teamed up with the second half of Cannibal Ox Vordul Mega, and the legendary Raekwon for the single “Thor’s Hammer”. Vast Aire has leaked a number of tracks prior to the album, including “Nomad” and “I Don’t Care” with Capadonna amongst others. Look out for an exclusive Vast Aire interview with Hip-Hop Kings in the very near future. You can listen to Vast Aire ft Raekwon and Vordul Mega – Thor’s Hammer on the audio player below.
A high profile line up combines to assist Raekwon on his latest single “Rock N Roll Remix” which has been leaked yesterday onto the Internet. Raekwon is planning his “Only Built For Cuban Linx 3″ album, and rumours suggest he’s also working on a follow-up to “Shaolin vs Wu Tang” with another album in 2011 which will feature Just Blaze and Kanye West amongst others. In the meantime you can listen to Raekwon ft DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes, Game and Pharrell – Rock N Roll Remix on the audio player below.
I never thought I’d see a Wu-Tang Clan and Dipset collaboration, but we have a brand new single from Raekwon ft Jim Jones and Ghostface called “Rock N Roll”. The track is taken from Raekwon’s forthcoming album Shaolin vs Wu Tang which will be released on March 8th 2011. Raekwon is also touring the U.K in March to promote the album at five venues listed below. Hip-Hop Kings will be posting more information on the forthcoming Shaolin vs Wu Tang album as it becomes available. You can listen to Raekwon ft Jim Jones and Ghostface – Rock N Roll on the audio player below.
15.03.11 Edinburgh, Scotland – Liquidroom
16.03.11 Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory
17.03.11 Manchester, UK – Sound Control
18.03.11 London, UK – HMV Forum
19.03.11 Brighton, UK – Coalition
Here is another interview from The Hip Hop Chronicle, this time Sumit manages to speak with Raekwon at his mixtape listening party. Raekwon is releasing his “Brinks Boys” mixtape shortly, and he is asked about trend setting of sequel albums. More information suggests that GZA is featured on the “Just For Laughs” track as well. You can watch the Raekwon interview with The Hip Hop Chronicle below.
Here is a remix I found thanks to HipHopUpdate. It’s basically a megamix of Alicia Keys and Jay-Z’s track “Empire State of Mind” which features Hip-Hop legends Raekwon, CNN and Styles P. The remix has been lead by DJ Green Lantern who, as always, does an excellent job. You can listen to Raekwon, CNN and Styles P deliver their respective verses over the beat. You can listen to Alicia Keys x Styles P x CNN x Raekwon – Empire State Of Mind 2 on the player below.