As I sit back and patiently wait for Wu mastermind Raekwon’s upcoming Fly International Luxurious Art (F.I.L.A) album, I bring you a clever little freestyle called “The Living Room”, produced by Illness of Smokestack. The track finds Rae bringing it as only Rae can; spitting boasts and metaphors in his trademark raspy snarl, while riding a beat that does a 180 degree flip mid-way through. It’s soulful. It’s gutter. It’s luxurious. It’s most definitely art.
Wu can do no wrong, even twenty years after the fact. Name a crew with members this solid from top to bottom? Go on…I’ll wait.