Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 [Clean Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Like the original, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 sets the stage with the intro, but here it's some Raekwon history courtesy of Papa Wu. On Pt. 1 it was fictional dialog introducing a loose concept album. Besides the introductory dialog and the album's look-alike cover -- tinted purple, as if it were a Cash Money screwed & chopped mix of Pt. 1 -- the only traits this sequel shares with the original Linx is that it's the Wu rapper in top form, spitting out rhymes worthy of the Wu logo and pushing his guest list to work harder, as evidenced by Ghostface, Jadakiss, and Cappadonna all sounding at the top of their game. The productions are equally magnificent, with Pete ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Like the original, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 sets the stage with the intro, but here it's some Raekwon history courtesy of Papa Wu. On Pt. 1 it was fictional dialog introducing a loose concept album. Besides the introductory dialog and the album's look-alike cover -- tinted purple, as if it were a Cash Money screwed & chopped mix of Pt. 1 -- the only traits this sequel shares with the original Linx is that it's the Wu rapper in top form, spitting out rhymes worthy of the Wu logo and pushing his guest list to work harder, as evidenced by Ghostface, Jadakiss, and Cappadonna all sounding at the top of their game. The productions are equally magnificent, with Pete Rock, the Alchemist, and even Dr. Dre all living up to their lofty reputations. Inspectah Deck and Wu secret weapon Mathematics out-RZA the RZA on their 36 Chambers-flavored cuts -- the awesome "House of Flying Daggers" and "Mean Streets," respectively -- but if it's possible to create a poignant beat track, it has to be the soulful loop on "Ason Jones," a tribute to Ol' Dirty Bastard made all the more moving when you notice the beat comes from the late J Dilla. Raekwon's lyrical highlights come back to back as "Gihad" slaps the current rap scene for all it's worth while "New Wu," with Ghostface, Method Man, and RZA on production, renews hope that the Wu-Tang dynasty will return with a vengeance. If it looks long at 22 tracks, it'll still leave the Wu heads wanting more. This sequel may have little to do with the original, but if the title helps to point out this is the Shaolin poet's best work since 1995's Pt. 1, then so be it. [Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2 was also released in a clean version with explicit content removed.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/8/2009
  • Label: Ice H20 (Ice Water)
  • EAN: 5099996879320
  • Catalog Number: 68793
  • Sales rank: 78,207

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Return of the North Star (2:39)
  2. 2 House of Flying Daggers (3:51)
  3. 3 Sonny's Missing (2:29)
  4. 4 Pyrex Vision (0:55)
  5. 5 Cold Outside (4:31)
  6. 6 Black Mozart (3:24)
  7. 7 Gihad (3:00)
  8. 8 New Wu (3:51)
  9. 9 Penitentiary (2:39)
  10. 10 Surgical Gloves (3:26)
  11. 11 Broken Safety (2:43)
  12. 12 Canal Street (2:46)
  13. 13 Ason Jones (3:06)
  14. 14 Have Mercy - Blue Raspberry (3:51)
  15. 15 10 Bricks (3:17)
  16. 16 Fat Lady Sings (1:54)
  17. 17 Catalina - Lyfe Jennings (3:29)
  18. 18 We Will Rob You (3:10)
  19. 19 About Me (4:07)
  20. 20 Mean Streets (4:22)
  21. 21 Kiss the Ring (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Raekwon Primary Artist
Mark Batson Keyboards
Che Pope Keyboards
Sean Cruse Bass
Dawaun Parker Keyboards
Technical Credits
Mel Carter Executive Producer
Marley Marl Producer
RZA Producer, Executive Producer
Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth Producer
T. Smith Composer
M. Williams Composer
Raekwon Executive Producer
Mark Batson Producer
Pete Rock Producer
C. Smith Composer
Mauricio "Veto" Irragorri Engineer
Scram Jones Producer, Engineer
Allah Mathematics Producer
D. Styles Composer
M. Shemer Composer
C. Woods Composer
R. Walters Composer
J. Yancy Composer
J. Hunter Composer
J. Phillips Composer
P. Phillips Composer
R. Diggs Composer
G. Grice Composer
E. Turner Composer
D. Grant Composer
D. Coles Composer
J. Yancey Composer
Alan "The Alchemist" D. Maman Composer
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