Raekwon drops his new album Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang on March 8th (pre-order here), and as a Wu-fan lifer, it’s a no-brainer to buy. I didn’t even mind that I was out of town for Rae’s listening session a few weeks back. In some ways, it was better that way….because when he sent over this song today….it was totally new to me. And completely derailed the rest of the day. I’ve been playing this song on repeat for a few hours straight. AND I LOVE IT. This song made me want to throw a fridge off the roof, Lox-style.

I think even Rae was a little freaked out when I bypassed the usual hello, and just yelled: Cooked. Crack. Crazy. But when I stopped acting like a hopped-up juggalo, he explained, the song is produced by Extreme, a young Chicagoan from No I.D.’s camp. And he wanted to speed up Gza’s “7th Chamber” beat and flip it. He said he respected the fact that even though him and Rick Ross aren’t close friends, Ross got the beat, said, “I’ll have it back in 48 hours,” and delivered on his word. I respect the fact that Ross gave him a verse that flows like a tribute to the Rae x Ghost Cuban Links Supreme Clientele style…with a few extra Rozay grunts. It all fits perfectly with the Rae and Ghost magic.

Exclusive: Raekwon featuring Ghostface Killah and Rick Ross “Molasses” (produced by Extreme) (Dirty CDQ)

Raekwon will be performing for Hot97’s Shaolin vs Wutang release party in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on March 8th. And he recently launched his new website too, www.raekwonchronicles.com.

Watch footage of Rae’s listening session from last night at Washington DC’s DTLR Lounge…
after the jump

Listening Session for Raekwon’s “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang” Album – Washington, DC: February 21, 2011 from Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion) on Vimeo.

(Raekwon and Ghostface talks to fans from the set of the Monique talk show. The homies Angela Yee and Amanda Diva make cameos….Ghost talks about a Wu-Block collaboration with D-Block? 0_o)

Also, I love that RR‘s DontHateBeHated transcribed the epic Raekwon rant from today’s Fat Joe x Raekwon “Pushing Keys” record. LOL. That’s public service!

Fat Joe feat. Raekwon “Pushing Keys”
Raekwon & Ghostface Perform On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (Video)
Raekwon feat. Ghostface, Jim Jones & Kobe – “Rock N Roll”
Raekwon – “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang” (Video)