Raekwon’s recent Lost Jewlry mixtape may have been a highly praised release, but according to the Wu-Tang spitter, the project was merely an appetizer leading up to the release of his new LP this summer. While chopping it up with HipHopSince1987.com, Raekwon revealed that his next LP titled F.I.L.A. (Fly International Luxurious Art) will serve as a “lifestyle project” that the world can relate to. “I got another project coming out, which is the LP causeLost Jewlry was basically an appetizer mixtape. To really get everybody to just get ready for me,” Raekwon explained. “So we wanted to drop something that we know that will make the heads turn like ‘Yo, Rae got it together on this right here.’ So you know, the next project is called F.I.L.A. F-I-L-A, which the acronym is basically Fly International Luxurious Art. That’s my next project that’s coming out in June. That one is a lifestyle project. It’s gonna be hot. I just got to the level of finishing it up and I’m feeling real good about this.”
After sharing his thoughts on a possible Wu-Tang Clan biopic, the rapper again spoke on a possible Wu-Tang Clan reunion album and shared that everyone would have to be “comfortable” for such an album to be made. “That right there is in the makings and it’s a lot of negotiations going on,” said Raekwon. “Process of really making everybody comfortable. We’re praying that that works. You know what I mean? That [it] works out in the greatest way. Everything has to be right. When you dealing with nine guys and you splitting the pot nine ways, it gotta make sense. Cause we got children now.” Raekwon’s Lost Jewlry EP was released in January of this year and featured guest appearances from Maino, Freddie Gibbs, and more.
Inspectah Deck & 7L & Esoteric – Czarface
MED, Blu & Madlib – The Burgundy EP
Travi$ Scott – Owl Pharaoh EP
Alexander Spit – A Breathtaking Trip To That Otherside
Kutt Calhoun – Black Gold
Trinity (A.G., Sadat X & DJ Jab) – 20 In
Planet Asia and Gensu Dean – Abrasions
Ill Bill – The Grimy Awards
REKS – Revolution Cocktail
Demigodz – Killmatic
Durag Dynasty – 360 Waves
Swave Sevah – Son Of A One Armed Man
Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience
Swollen Members – Beautiful Death Machine
Various Artists – The RZA Presents Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1
Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being II
Ashanti – Braveheart
CES Cru – Constant Energy Struggles
Tyler, The Creator – Wolf
Tyga – Hotel California
Illogic & Blockhead – Capture The Sun
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge – Twelve Reasons To Die
Talib Kweli – Prisoner Of Consciousness
Kid CuDi – indicud
Chrisette Michele – Better
LL Cool J – Authentic
The-Dream – Fourplay
Havoc – 13
Eve – Lip Lock
French Montana – Excuse My French
YMCMB – Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle
Jermaine has a stash of recordings. Today, he decides to give out five tracks that will not make the final cut for his upcoming album, Born Sinner. Says Cole:
It’s time. I appreciate you giving me the time I needed to grow, experiment, and find the direction for my 2nd album. And I have. Along the way I’ve recorded at least 4 albums worth of material, lots of it being unfinished demo versions waiting to be polished up, some of them are great songs and important stories that just won’t make the album (either they don’t fit Sonically, don’t fit Theme, or there’s just not enough space) . Tonight, I want to give you a few of these songs because you deserve them. It’s hard as fuck for me to keep all this music from you for so long, so I know it’s been hard for you to wait. Thank you for your patience. Vibe out to these songs in their raw form, no polish.. just a lot of my soul.. The wait is over.
PS- 1st single coming this week. The album is hands down my best work yet. Can’t wait to share.
Guests include Freddie Gibbs, Maino and Faith with Scram Jones, Buckwild and more behind the boards. His F.I.L.A. album coming soon.
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To promote his upcoming movie Luv, Common stopped by “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and revealed that he’s got a busy 2013 in the works. When asked about his upcoming music projects, the Chi-town native said that he plans to drop an EP to accompany the film by the end of January, followed by his first-ever mixtape in April and then an album in September. ”I’m coming out with an EP at the end of this month that’s accompanying the movie Luv, and then I’ve got a mixtape – the first mixtape I’ve ever done in my life – will be coming out in April,” he said. “And then an album in September.” In September, the veteran emcee announced that he planned to drop his tenth album in January 2013, stating that he was going to work with No I.D. and hoped to collaborate with Kanye West. via:hiphopdx
Even though fans are patiently waiting for the third installment of Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… series in 2014, it looks like the Chef if cooking up something to appease them in the meantime. Now, the Wu-Gambinohas taken to Twitter to reveal he’s planning to drop an EP.
In a recent Twitter post from earlier today, the Staten Island emcee announced that he’s planning an dropping an EP titled Lost Jewelry. Shallah Raekwon also promised fans he would be Tweeting a new album title, although he did not specify whether the album would be a solo project or not.