Raekwon's 12 favorite albums
Raekwon (born Corey Woods) is an American rapper and member of the legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan. Born in Staten Island, New York in 1970, he began his career in the early 1990s as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential and successful hip-hop groups of all time. Raekwon's debut solo album, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...", released in 1995, is considered a classic of the genre and helped establish him as a prominent figure in hip-hop. He has since released several more solo albums and continues to be a respected and influential artist in the hip-hop community.
Raekwon's favorite albums
- Lil' Kim9
- Fat JoeFamily Ties
- Michael JacksonThriller
- Keith SweatMake It Last Forever
- Lauryn HillThe Miseduction Of Lauryn Hill
- Mary J. BligeMy Life
I know dudes in prison that was like, “Yo, that album and Wu-Tang Clan’s album and your album got me through this whole prison term.” I’m talking about guys who went away and really did some time. That’s important, man. Music is supposed to touch souls and make you think about shit, and that album, My Life, was definitely one of those albums, for sure.
- The Notorious B.I.GReady To Die
- Wu-Tang ClanEnter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
- Boogie Down ProductionsCriminal Minded
- Eric B. & RakimPaid in Full
This is a special, special album to me. When Rakim first came out, I was about 15 years old. I saw him on the cover. He had outfits on there; they had money in their hand, jewelry. At that time, that was the way. Big gold chains and rings. Rakim was the trailblazer of that, besides guys like Just-Ice, Slick Rick, Run-DMC, Big Daddy Kane, LL. It was almost like a uniform for your favorite rappers.
- Ghostface KillahSupreme Clientele