Raekwon Talks Collaborating With Lil Wayne On 'The Wild' Album
Raekwon’s next studio album, The Wild, is scheduled to arrive on March 24.
The project will include contributions from CeeLo Green, G-Eazy, Andra Day, and newcomer P.U.R.E.
Young Money head Lil Wayne is also featured on a track titled “My Corner.”
The musical union of Weezy and Raekwon is a rare collaboration between two of the most successful rap stars of the last three decades.
“We were on records with other people that meshed us together. But me and him never had an opportunity to work with each other like, ‘This is going to be a record for me and you,'” Rae tells AllHipHop.com in an exclusive interview.
Besides explaining the correspondence that set up the creation of the track, Raekwon also praised Wayne for his appreciation for and contribution to Hip Hop culture.
“He’s clever. He always pays homage. He’s a legend in my eyes. I just wanted to call him and just say, ‘I need you to get on this. I found something that I think you would rip. I think the world is going to be like, “Wow. The Chef and Wayne?”‘” said the Wu-Tang Clan member.
Raekwon continued, “It sounds almost impossible to create, but that’s only to the eyes of those who don’t understand. But to me it was like, ‘Yo, it’s time. I just gotta give him something he would really appreciate.’ The record I gave him – he went in on it. He smashed it like I knew he would.”