Raekwon

Born 12 January 1970.

Biography

Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), better known by the stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in 1995, and has since recorded numerous solo albums, as well as continuing to work with Wu-Tang and providing an extensive number of guest contributions to other hip hop artist's works. He is the founder of his own label ICEH20 Records.

Raekwon is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap sub-genre. In 2007, the editors of About.com placed him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). The Miami New Times described Raekwon's music as being "street epics" that are "straightforward yet linguistically rich universes not unlike a gangsta Iliad."

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Shaolin vs Wu-Tang

    Shaolin vs Wu-Tang 2011

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    A great fifth album from the Wu-Tang rapper, but not quite another catalogue classic.
  2. Review of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II

    Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II 2009

    Reviewed by Adam Kennedy
    Nobody else relates street stories with Raekwon’s eloquence.
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