Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt II
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culbert9
August 5th 2011


27 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This album is great. About me, New Wu, and Black Mozart are all amazing songs.

Hawks
August 5th 2011


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

so much better than OB4CL

Nah.

Gyromania
August 5th 2011


15941 Comments


I prefer OB4CL to this.

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Athom
Staff Reviewer
October 5th 2011


17222 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

OB4CL2>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>OB4CL and I love OB4CL

Maniac!
October 5th 2011


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

not even

Inveigh
October 6th 2011


25025 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

idk it's pretty close

liledman
October 6th 2011


3826 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

no way

Cadda
October 6th 2011


162 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I prefer this one, not really a fan of the first one.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2011


50510 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Why the hell does Rae sound like MF Doom on this one?

Jekub
October 20th 2011


216 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

because mf doom is boss

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TMobotron
Contributing Reviewer
October 20th 2011


7133 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Waaaay too much skit time in OB4CL, this one's better IMO and I love the large cinematic sound.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2012


15050 Comments


listening 2 this

i love the opening track, one of the best "scene setting" openers on an album ever

someguest
January 31st 2012


20865 Comments


makes you forget all about your lack of gender identity doesn't it

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robertsona
Staff Reviewer
January 31st 2012


15050 Comments


ok

sexualsoybean
February 1st 2012


911 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I still listen to this a few times a week. One of the best rap albums ever.

Duderino
February 26th 2012


827 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

I'm like a crooked cop
Richard Gere, big smirk on, getting my cock sucked

Masochist
June 13th 2012


8047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Man...I remember the first time I heard that pulsating beat on "House of Flying Daggers," and how good it felt to actually be into a new hip-hop album. Back then, it seemed to me that hip-hop truly was dead--five years and MAYBE as many quality albums to show for it in that time. Then this dropped, with damn near the whole Wu in on it, and I felt like, for the first time in a good LONG time, rap may just be redeemed. The production was dark, the rhymes were slick, the whole album oozed attitude and atmosphere, and I was enraptured. Every time I listened to it, I lost myself in its world, sat entranced as the Chef cooked up some heavy ass lines, and had that wonderful feeling, even then, that this album would be something much, much more than simply a good album.

I like to think that that feeling is something like what it might've felt to people in 1994, when B.I.G. and Nas both put out their classics, in a time when hip-hop was still lauded and going strong. I imagine that listening to those albums back then might've left people with the thought that these albums were special to the entire genre, and that they were listening to history, to something whose legacy would be spoken of for years, or even decades, to come.

For me, the legacy of this album, 'OB4CL II', is one of redemption--I believe that hip-hop truly was dead for a bit, and this was the catalyst for its resurrection. This is an album that, beyond being really fucking good, also happens to be a turning point in the direction of an entire genre. After this came Kanye and Distant Relatives and Big Boi and Tech N9ne and Killer Mike and Eminem's renewed inspiration and the thought that, maybe, MAYBE, there may be some life left for hip-hop outside of the backpack.

And who better to do it than the Wu-Tang Clan? If anyone genre needed a boon, it's hip-hop; if any city needed a revival, it's New York; if any group needed a new lease on life, it's the Wu. And this album, this amazing thing that remains even now the hip-hop album I've listened to more than any other in my life, is exactly what they all needed.

...this started out as an explanation of what this album meant to me, but I'm going to post it as a soundoff. Hope it's not too long....

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Maniac!
June 13th 2012


26250 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

lol the fuck, massy

Masochist
June 13th 2012


8047 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Hahaha, I haven't figured it out myself, Maniac ;-)

sniper
July 27th 2012


19076 Comments


this might be my favorite hip-hop album



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