As excitement builds over the verified August release of Only Built for Cuban Linx II, Raekwon is giving more details on the anticipated LPs confirmed tracks.
While the teaser sequel track Criminology 2 was well-received, fans have continually questioned whether there would be a re-up of the original albums most lyrical track, Verbal Intercourse.
Nas, whose beginning verse is celebrated as one of the best of his illustrious career, has been in talks with Raekwon to bring back his renowned lyricism before the final tracklist is completed.
The Chef confirmed the talks exclusively with AllHipHop.com, and emphasized the importance of continuing the artistic bond he shares with many of his New York contemporaries.
These are my dudes from back in the day, like Mobb Deep, Nas, Fat Joe, and Big Pun, God bless the dead, Raekwon told AllHipHop.com. You never know whats going to happen. Raes still got to move on as a general.
Rae admitted catching up with Nas has been difficult, especially in lieu of the recent events in the Queensbridge legends life.
Nas is finalizing a risky but ambitious LP with Reggae star Damian Marley, and facing the emotional strain of preparing for the birth of his second child while handling a high-profile divorce.
Still, Raekwon remains optimistic that Nas will make good on his promise.
Nas said hes gonna be on the album, the Chef stated. Were still working on catching him. But if its not 'Verbal Intercourse 2,' well come up with some new chemistry.
Raekwons highly anticipated Only Built for Cuban Linx II is set to drop on August 11 through EMI/Ice Water Records.
The LP features production from The RZA, Dr. Dre, Marley Marl, Erick Sermon, and J Dilla.