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In a press release that was literally just sent out, Raekwon announced that he has just inked a deal with EMI that will release Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2. With how exciting the press release was, I thought we would see a release date, but there still isn’t one.

Is it really big news that an album has a label anymore?

…News enough for me to post it… and for me to care…

Press Release:

(NEW YORK – April 15, 2009) – Ready to give his worldwide following what they’ve been waiting for, the Wu-Tang Clan’s rhyme slinger extraordinaire Raekwon is set to return this summer with Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2.

Raekwon, whose 1995 platinum classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was universally hailed as a rap classic and has sold more than 1.1 million units in the US, according to Nielsen Soundscan, has signed a distribution deal with EMI Label Services for his ICEH20 Records label to release Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 in the US and Canada later this summer. EMI Label Services will also provide Raekwon with additional radio promotion support and licensing and synchronization services.

“The wait is finally over,” Raekwon says. “Words cannot describe how extremely happy I am to work with EMI Music to put out my album.”

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The way some of these tracks sound, I would not be surprised if Only Built for Cuban Linx 2 did the impossible- back to back classic albums from one artist. Nearly 15 years after OB4CL’s release, in the age of mixtapes and YouTube, a guy from the days of old was able to keep himself relevant with a bunch of young people my age (21) and younger.

After listening to the Wu-Tang Clan quite a bit during my formative years, Raekwon became my favorite member of the Wu after the opening track of OB4CL, but even as a Rae stan, I never thought he’d have the longevity we all thought Method Man would have, or Ghostface has shown to have.

As far as Only Built for Cuban Linx 2 is concerned, there is apparently an April 7 release date pinned as of now (don’t count on that), and a video has been shot for what is probably the album’s first single, “Wu Ohh”…

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DOWNLOAD: Wu Ohh ft Method Man & Ghostface

The second track thought to be on the album, with good reason, is “Criminology Part 2.” If the name’s not a big enough clue…

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DOWNLOAD: Criminology Pt 2

And on top of all that, Rae has a mixtape due out in the next few weeks, titled Blood on the Chef’s Apron. Never one to leave us hangin’, Raekwon broke us off with a preview.

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DOWNLOAD: Raekwon- Heat Rocks

You know what, we may really see OB4CL2 in the next few months after all.

tracks via Nah Right

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