The decade-plus wait for the follow-up to the classic Only Built for Cuban Linx will end next year, as Raekown has confirmed the release of Cuban Linx 2 for March 2009.
The original 1995 full length remains widely praised by fans and critics alike, and is considered to be one of best LPs ever released by the Wu-Tang camp.
For the sequel Raekwon has opted for a conglomerate of decorated producers to compliment the RZA, who served as executive producer on the previous project.
The staggering list of producers includes Dr. Dre, DJ Scratch, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, Scram Jones, and the late J Dilla.
As with the original, Rae will retain the philosophy off quality over quantity in regards to non-Wu guest appearances.
At press time, those confirmed guests are Busta Rhymes and Travis Barker.
Many remain hopeful of Nas returning to deliver another memorable guest spot akin to the seminal Verbal Intercourse.
However, neither side has revealed if a possible sequel is in the works.
Clan members scheduled to appear for the album include Method Man, The GZA, Inspectah Deck, and Ghostface Killah.
To further build anticipation, Raekwon will embark on a nationwide tour with the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan.
The tour debuts November 29 in Portland, OR and aims to hit most of the major markets throughout the country.
See below for the complete tour itinerary:
November 29 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom November 30 Boise, ID Knitting Factory December 1 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo December 3 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom/Regency Center December 4 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues December 5 San Diego, CA House of Blues December 6 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues December 7 Tempe, AZ Marquee December 8 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre December 10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre December 11 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre December 14 Chicago, IL House of Blues December 15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue December 17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues December 18 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory December 19 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero December 20 New Haven, CT Toad’s Place December 21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom December 23 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom December 27 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club December 28 Poughkeepsie, NY venue to be announced December 31 Baltimore, MD Sonar January 1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club January 2 Providence, RI Lupo’s January 4 Burlington, VT Higher Ground January 7 Norfolk, VA The Norva January 8 Richmond, VA National January 9 Greensboro, NC N Club January 10 Charleston, SC Music Farm January 11 Charlotte, NC Amos’ Southend January 12 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre January 13 Columbia, SC LEVEL January 14 Atlanta, GA venue to be announced