Chef Raekwon* ‎– Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...

Loud Records ‎– 07863-66663-1, RCA ‎– 66663-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Striving For Perfection 1:43
A2 Knuckleheadz
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Golden Arms, Lucky Hands, Tony Starks
A3 Knowledge God 4:27
A4 Criminology
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Tony StarksPerformer [Excerpts From "I Keep Asking You Questions" Performed By] – Black IvoryWritten-By – D. Coles*, L. Burgess*, P. Adams*, R. Patterson*, S. Bascombe*
A5 Incarcerated Scarfaces 4:30
B1 Rainy Dayz
Featuring – Blue Raspberry, Ghost Face Killer*, Tony Starks
B2 Guillotine (Swordz)
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Inspectah Deck, Rollie Fingers, Genius*, Tony Starks
B3 Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Tony StarksPerformer [Excerpts From "The Way We Were" Performed By] – Gladys Knight & The Pips*Written-By – Wu-Tang ClanWritten-By [Excerpts From "The Way We Were" Written By] – Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch
C1 Shark Niggas (Biters) 1:39
C2 Ice Water
Featuring – Cappachino, Ghost Face Killer*, Tony Starks
C3 Glaciers Of Ice
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Masta Killa, Noodles (6), Tony StarksVocals – 62nd Assassin*, Blue RaspberryWritten-By – D. Coles*, E. Turner*
C4 Verbal Intercourse
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Nas, Nas Escobar, Tony StarksPerformer [Excerpts From "If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)" Performed By] – The EmotionsWritten-By [Excerpts From "If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)" Written By] – Porter*, Williams*
C5 Wisdom Body
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Tony Starks
D1 Spot Rusherz 3:51
D2 Ice Cream
Featuring – Cappachino, Ghost Face Killer*, Johnny Blaze, Method Man, Tony Starks
D3 Wu-Gambinos
Featuring – Bobby Steels, Ghost Face Killer*, Johnny Blaze, Masta Killa, Method Man, Noodles (6), The RZA*, Tony Starks
D4 Heaven & Hell
Featuring – Ghost Face Killer*, Tony StarksPerformer [Excerpts From "Could I Be Falling In Love" Performed By] – Syl JohnsonWritten-By [Excerpts From "Could I Be Falling In Love" Written By] – Alex Zanetis

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On track A2 "Golden Arms" is credited as "Golden Arms A/K/A Lucky Hands".
On tracks A2, A4, B1 to B3, C2 to C5, D2 to D4 "Ghostface Killah" is credited as "Ghost Face Killer A/K/A Tony Starks".
On track B2 "Inspectah Deck" is credited as "Inspektah Deck A/K/A Rollie Fingers".
On tracks C3, D3 "Masta Killa" is credited as "Master Killa A/K/A Noodles".
On track C4 "Nas" is credited as "Nas A/K/A/ Nas Escobar".
On tracks D2 and D3 "Method Man" is credited as "Method Man A/K/A Johnny Blaze".
On Track D3 "The RZA" is credited as "The RZA A/K/A Bobby Steels".

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On back cover:
4. Verbal Intercourse [...] Nas appears courtesy of Columbia Records [...]

"Criminology" contains excerpts from "I Keep Asking You Questions" performed by [...] courtesy of Mellow Smoke Music/ Memory Lane Music Corp.

"Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)" contains excerpts from "The Way We Were" performed by [...] used courtesy of Essex Entertainment. [...] Published by Colgems-EMI Music, Inc. [ASCAP]

"Verbal Intercourse" contains excerpts from "The Emotions" recording "If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)" courtesy of Fantasy Inc. Publishing by Irving Music [BMI].

"Heaven & Hell" contains excerpts from "Could I Be Falling In Love" performed by [...] courtesy of Syl Johnson. [...] Published by Tree Publishing Co. Inc. A Division of Sony Music Publishers [BMI]. All rights on behalf of publisher and administered by Sony Music Publishers & Music Square West, Nashville, TN [...]

All songs published by Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. for itself and on behalf of Ramecca Music and Wu Tang Publishing [BMI]. [...]
Mastered by [...] at Sterling Sound, NYC [...]

Manufactured and Distributed by BMG Music, New York, NY. Printed in USA.

On labels:
℗ BMG Music © 1995 BMG Music
℗ 1995 BMG Music

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  • Barcode (Text): 0 7863-66663-1 0
  • Barcode (Scanned): 078636666310
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): 07863-66663-1-A1 DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): 07863-66663-1-B1 DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched): 07863-66663-1-C1 DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched): 07863-66663-1-D1 DMM

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March 6, 2017
A nice present to recapture the 1995 days into a modern day classic to reminisce about. To talk really and unite.


March 18, 2016
edited over 2 years ago
Anyone know if the discs of this release come in paper or plastic inner sleeves?


January 27, 2016
Getting the Music On Vinyl treatment- coming soon. Good news.


September 28, 2015
Looking for this cover - if anyone has it to sell, message me! thanks


March 12, 2015
edited over 3 years ago
Ill x 1000


November 22, 2014
I love the whole Wu, all their debut solo efforts were timeless, IMO its a toss up between this and Liquid Swords


October 29, 2014
CAUTION! BLACK SLEEVE!!! This LP comes in a black sleeve, there is NO ARTWORK AT ALL!


March 3, 2012
Without question, one of the 10 greatest hip hop albums of all time. Period.


February 7, 2012
edited over 6 years ago
There was time when it seemed that every member of the Wu could do no wrong (after Method Man& Old Dirty's L.P's) and for me this is the best solo album of the lot.Ray's brutal and graphic street lyrics and mafia metaphors meet with the Brilliant production of RZA,with his cinematic martial arts and John Woo skits combining with his soul drenched samples and massive beats.Most of the Wu bring their A Grade rhymes to the table with Ghostface being the standout M.C.The best track "Rainy Days" With the lovely Voice Of Blue Rasperry is one of the Wu's great moments.