October 20th, 2009



Been listening to Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2. This is the long awaited sequel to Raekwon's legendary hip hop classic, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.

Title-wise, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 doesn't exactly take the prize. Did Raekwon even TRY to think of anything better? Maybe he's taking his cues from Ghostface, who followed up Fishscale with an album called More Fish. (Looking forward to the release of their 2010 joint LP, Contractual Obligation Shit.)

Download: Surgical Gloves.m4a

Some of the new tracks, like the one above, are quite good. But listening to Cuban Linx 2, I can't help feeling like an old man. The sequel treads familiar ground as decades ago-- same lyrical content, same music. It's like listening to a Wu-Tang tribute album. Shouldn't Raekwon have moved on to rapping about 401ks, beach holidays and senescence, like Jay-Z?

In other news, Az. and Iz. made it to NYC! She flew alone with the kid; quite impressive. Iz. had a great flight and didn't cry much at all. Bodes well for BCN. I got 2 days of bachelorhood and I intend to waste em as best I know how