Thu 27 May 2010
Exclusive: Raekwon speaks on Nas, Rock The Bells, and previews his Brinks Boyz Presents Cocainism Vol.2 mixtapePosted by Mikey Fresh under Crony-ism , Exclusives , Good For Hip Hop , New Music , Old Music , Quotes , Relationships and Family , Videos
Mikey: Last night, Raekwon and EMI held a private listening session for Rae’s upcoming mixtape, Brinks Boyz Presents Cocainism Vol.2, which drops this weekend at XXLMag. Rae was on hand, passing out the drinks and making everyone feel welcome as he personally played each record, and the mixtape feels more like a solo LP because out of 19 tracks, 17 feature original production. Make sure to look out for standouts “Ms. Sincere”, “City of God” and “Dragon Style”.
Later, I asked Rae if he was still willing to collaborate with Nas even though he failed to make it on OB4CL2. Here’s the backstory: while working on the OB4CL2 album, Rae went public with his frustration about Nas’ absence. But recently, Nas told MTV News that he regretted not being on Cuban Linx 2. So here’s what Rae feels about Nas now…
“I know what [Nas] was going through at the time and I don’t wish that on no man. At the end of the day, I know he still got love for me and I got love for him. Just get yourself right and we gonna make history again.”– Raekwon on Nas not being on OB4CL2
Watch video of Rae’s response to Nas, and his comments about the upcoming Rock The Bells tour with Wu Tang. Also, Rae gets a surprise visit from his former Loud A&R’s Schott Free & Matty C (check them out on FrozenFiles radio now!)…
all after the jump…
Previously: Raekwon sends a message to Nas, during the making of Only Built For Cuban Linx 2.
Recently: Nas says he regrets not making it OB4CL2