Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... The latest Wu-Tang Clan offshoot album boasts rapper Raekwon at his lightning-quickest and producer RZA at his razor-sharpest. Raekwon and guests transform themselves into self-declared… Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... The latest Wu-Tang Clan offshoot album boasts rapper Raekwon at his lightning-quickest and producer RZA at his razor-sharpest. Raekwon and guests transform themselves into self-declared… 1995-08-01 Raekwon Hip-Hop/Rap
Music Review

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (1995)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 01, 1995; Lead Performance: Raekwon; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

The latest Wu-Tang Clan offshoot album boasts rapper Raekwon at his lightning-quickest and producer RZA at his razor-sharpest. Raekwon and guests transform themselves into self-declared mafiosi, dropping Gambino references and assuming aliases from Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in America. Underneath the meaty rhymes of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... are RZA's spooky, discordant keyboards and wailing female vocal samples. So mesmerizing, you won't mind the inside references. A-

Originally posted Aug 18, 1995 Published in issue #288 Aug 18, 1995 Order article reprints