Raekwon is currently basking in the appreciation of experiencing the 25th anniversary of his solo debut album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. On Twitter, fans of the Wu-Tang Clan swordsman are joined in celebration while taking an epic stroll down memory lane.
The late summer release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx came just as the Wu-Tang Clan was beginning its industry takeover with RZA overseeing the creative direction for the early portion of the careers of the Shaolin collective. Alongside Ghostface Killah, who also embarked on a solo journey, the chemistry between the street-wise brethren has remained intact all these years later.
While the Wu was definitely featured across the RZA-produced album, Nas made a scene-stealing turn on “Verbal Intercourse” with some saying that is firmly near the top of all of the Queensbridge rapper’s verses.
We’ve looked on Twitter and got some reactions from fans who are proudly joined together in bigging up Chef Raekwon and rightfully so. Check out those tweets below.
Today in 1995, Raekwon drops “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” featuring his single “Ice Cream” ft. Ghostface Killah, Method Man & Cappadonna.pic.twitter.com/JBGFVFuD4l— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) August 1, 2020
25 years ago, Raekwon dropped Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... with support from Ghostface Killah & production handled entirely by the RZA. A top 20 album of all time has a cinematic vibe & plays a gangster movie.— Check the Rhyme (@checktherhyme1) August 1, 2020
What's your favorite track off this classic album? pic.twitter.com/GQdGf3CS0P
Rap History: Raekwon - ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...’, released August 1, 1995. pic.twitter.com/eeOexnD4jm— Grown Up Rap (@GrownUpRap) August 1, 2020
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx turns 25 tomorrow so we're about to be flooded with content and chatter about it over the weekend. But I just wanna say that it deserves every single bit of praise and accolades it gets.— Andrew Barber (@fakeshoredrive) July 31, 2020
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx deserves the visual album treatment— MASTER NELSON 🏴🚩 (@MASTERNELSON03) August 1, 2020
One of the illest album covers of all time and the cassette tape was purple. S/o 2 the legend @raekwon “ Only built 4 Cuban Linx “ 25yr Anniversary!!! #OnlyBuilt4CubanLinx #ThePurpleTape #25YrAnniversary #iceCream #WuTangForever pic.twitter.com/1icNkRFgzU— Mal escobar (@mal_escobar600p) August 1, 2020
25 years ago today #Raekwon released the classic “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”. This is my favorite #WuTang related album. My favorite songs are “Criminology”, “Incarcerated Scarface’s” and “Wu Gambinos”. What are your favorites? pic.twitter.com/1SX3aL3liN— Beneath The Dirt (@beneathdirt) August 1, 2020
It’s Purple Tape Day. 25 years ago, @raekwon ‘s “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...” dropped. This is my prized cassette possession, in addition to my OG purple tape. My amazing wife got this for my birthday when it dropped… https://t.co/W9L67h2AjS— cassettedecadence (@cassettedec) August 1, 2020
The state of the world is depressing so I’m going to blast Only Built 4 Cuban Linx all weekend and get into some type of delinquent type mischief with the ladies— MC Das Kapital (@Sandernista412) July 31, 2020
It’s the anniversary of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx and this is a Lou Diamonds Stan Account https://t.co/vmqW5noyUd— 🕉 (@yes_indee_d) August 1, 2020
25 years ago today, Raekwon teamed up with RZA & Ghostface Killah to deliver ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx’. Raekwon didn’t just “tell a story”, he executed an entire movie in the form of an album. This creative & timeless masterpiece will always be a staple in Hop Hop. pic.twitter.com/ny3cl8NXCA— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) August 1, 2020