Album Info

RELEASE
September 08, 2009
LABEL
Ice H2o Records
GENRES
Rap, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap

Album Review

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.
David Jeffries, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Return of the North Starhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. House of Flying Daggershttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Sonny's Missinghttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Pyrex Visionhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Cold Outsidehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. Black Mozarthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Gihadhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. New Wuhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Penitentiaryhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. Baggin Crackhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Surgical Gloveshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. Broken Safetyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Canal Streethttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Ason Joneshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Have Mercyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. 10 Brickshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. Fat Lady Singshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. Catalinahttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. We Will Rob Youhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. About Mehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Mean Streetshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. Kiss the Ringhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004190010074553&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fonly-built-4-cuban-linx-pt.-2%252Fid716706036%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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