ALBUM REVIEW: Raekwon Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang

BY MATTHEW HENGEVELD YO! MTV Raps first interviewed the Wu-Tang Clan in 1993 fresh off the set of “Da Mystery of Chessboxin’” music video. Each member had a chance to speak to Fab 5 Freddy, but Raekwon initially declined — lurking in the background chewing on a toothpick. Minutes later, Rae violently yanks the mic from Freddy and explains the duality of swordplay and wordplay in his hip-hop. He’s a silent-eccentric like Miles and Mingus. There’s a second or third layer to everything he says. Ghostface Killah may be the enigma of the Wu-Tang Clan, but Rae is undoubtedly its […]