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

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Striving For Perfection 1:43
Knuckleheadz 4:05
Knowledge God 4:27
Criminology 3:49
Incarcerated Scarfaces 4:30
Rainy Dayz 5:17
Guillotine (Swordz) 4:21
Can It Be All So Simple (Remix) 4:10
Shark Niggas (Biters) 1:39
Ice Water 4:02
Glaciers Of Ice 4:54
Verbal Intercourse 4:07
Wisdom Body 2:34
Spot Rusherz 3:51
Ice Cream 4:16
Wu-Gambinos 5:09
Heaven & Hell 4:57

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07863-66663-1, 66663-1 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(2xLP, Album) Loud Records, RCA 07863-66663-1, 66663-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
GG 002 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Instrumental)(2xLP, Unofficial) Not On Label GG 002 US 1995 Sell This Version
BVCP-866 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...(CD, Album) Loud Records, RCA BVCP-866 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
RCA 07863-66663-2 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...(CD, Album) RCA, Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records RCA 07863-66663-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCA 07863-66663-2 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ...(CD, Album, Club) RCA RCA 07863-66663-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
WUTANG011, WUTANG012 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Nigg*z (Instrumentals)(2xLP) Wu-Tang Records, Wu-Tang Records WUTANG011, WUTANG012 US 1995 Sell This Version
07863-66663-2 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx(CD, Album) Loud Records, RCA 07863-66663-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RCA BG2 66663, BG2 - 66663 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx(CD, Album, All) RCA, RCA, Loud Records, Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, Wu-Tang Records RCA BG2 66663, BG2 - 66663 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCA BG2 66663, BG2 - 66663 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx(CD, Album, Spe) RCA, Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records RCA BG2 66663, BG2 - 66663 US 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66663 2 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album) Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, RCA 07863 66663 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66663 2 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album) Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, RCA 07863 66663 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66663-2 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album, Club) Loud Records 07863 66663-2 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RCA 07863-66663-2 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album, Ltd) RCA, Loud Records RCA 07863-66663-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCA 66663-2 07863, RJC 66663-2 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album, Promo) Loud Records, Loud Records RCA 66663-2 07863, RJC 66663-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
07863 66663-4, 07863-66663-4 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, Bla) Loud Records, Loud Records, RCA, RCA 07863 66663-4, 07863-66663-4 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
07863-66663-4 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, Gre) Loud Records, RCA 07863-66663-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
66663-4 07863, 66663-4, 07863-66663-4 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, Ltd, Pur) Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records, RCA 66663-4 07863, 66663-4, 07863-66663-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
66663-4 07863, 66663-4, 07863-66663-4 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, Ltd, Pur) Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records, RCA 66663-4 07863, 66663-4, 07863-66663-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
530 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Music World (2) 530 Russia 1995 Sell This Version
07863-66663-1 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx(2xLP, Album, RE) Loud Records 07863-66663-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
07863-66663-1 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx(2xLP, Album, RE) Loud Records 07863-66663-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
88697 03983 2 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album) Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697 03983 2 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
766602 Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Instrumentals(CD) Think Differently Music 766602 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Instrumentals(CDr, Album) Think Differently Music none US 2009 Sell This Version
GET 51295-AC, none Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... "The Purple Tape" Cassette Box Set(Box + Cass, Album, RE, Pur + Ltd) Get On Down, Sony Music GET 51295-AC, none US 2012 Sell This Version
GET 51295, none Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Pur) Get On Down, Sony Music GET 51295, none US 2012 Sell This Version
GET 51295, none Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, Promo, RE) Get On Down, Sony Music GET 51295, none US 2012 Sell This Version
GET-51299, GET 51295-AC, 88697986091 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(Cass, Album, RE, Ltd, Pur) Get On Down, Get On Down, Sony Music Commercial Music Group GET-51299, GET 51295-AC, 88697986091 US 2013 Sell This Version
GET 51295-??, none Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... "20th Anniversary Purple Tape Watch Box (Cassette & 2 LP Bundle)"(Box, Dlx, Ltd, Num, S/Edition + 2xLP, Dlx, Num, RE) Get On Down, Loud Records GET 51295-??, none US 2015 Sell This Version
GET 51295-CS Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... "The Purple Tape" Watch Box Set(Box, Ltd + Cass, Album, RE, RP, Pur) Get On Down, Loud Records GET 51295-CS US 2015 Sell This Version
MOVLP1291 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red) Music On Vinyl, Loud Records, RCA, Wu-Tang Records, Sony Music MOVLP1291 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP1291 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, Loud Records, RCA MOVLP1291 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
07863-66663-1, 66663-1 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Red) Get On Down, RCA 07863-66663-1, 66663-1 US 2017 Sell This Version
07863 66663 2 Chef Raekwon* Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...(CD, Album, RE) Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, RCA, BMG Bertelsmann Music Group 07863 66663 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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rickygforce

rickygforce

November 10, 2017
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Red, 07863-66663-1, 66663-1
This is limited to 500 according to the Newbury website
therealericmontana

therealericmontana

October 17, 2017
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Red, 07863-66663-1, 66663-1
When people say the MOV pressing was a piece of shit, I'm baffled because they MOV Euro release is THE ONLY ONE to have. I own it and it sounds amazing, so as long as everything on the Newbury release matches up with this release here, https://www.discogs.com/Chef-Raekwon-Only-Built-4-Cuban-Linx/release/8738386 you should be in business to have a quality pressing of this album. Just need someone to verify before I go and purchase the Newbury edition.
mynameisbroseph

mynameisbroseph

October 9, 2017
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Red, 07863-66663-1, 66663-1
My copy is quiet and actually sounds really great. I don't have any other pressings to compare it to, but I think this one is a winner.
maroko

maroko

September 15, 2017
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1291

I barely delve into the realms of hip-hop these days, but when I am in the mood for it, this is what my hand reaches out for first. Best ever? No. Does not even have to be. Favorite? Definitely.
This album oozes class and style, loaded with surreal metaphor and vivid imaginery, but still undeniably veracious. Odd combo it is, but The Chef doses it just right.
Unlike its west coast counterparts, Raekwon goes head and shoulders deep into a unvierse of the Sicilian mob, gives nods to Scarface and Carlito's Way, boasts the high life as if he was a mixture of Nicky Barnes, George Jung and the holy pope of pimps. Which is great. Instead of recycling the blood, crips, 'bros before hoez' rhetoric, busting caps and what not, Raekwon (aided by the never better and more confident Ghostface Killah), creates a world so blown out of proportion, yet so palpable and credible, due to his absolutely stunning delivery.
He is no Pharoahe Monch, intricacy wise, but he could paint the Sistine Chapel for days on end with his brilliantly split lyrical personality, teetering between street corner ruggedness and boisterous flamboyance like it was as simple as flipping a coin.

As if that wasn't enough, RZA caters some of his finest (if not the finest) beats he's ever carved, serving up everything from excerpts of dialogues of John Woo flicks through to Al Pacino's rabid monologues from Scarface and then back to some dramatic strings on Rainy Dayz or Verbal Intercourse.
It also has the finest ever Wu-Tang track not found on a Wu-Tang Clan album, Wu Gambinos.
This album has so much of everything done just right there is nothing for you not to like. The lyrical content may be composed of what it is, but it never tips over into being exasperating. You have heard the topic peeled to death since, but I have never heard it coated into so many layers of poetic trickery.

If for once, this album is a picture perfect example of how even a previously tackled topic can sound fresh if presented in an original fashion. Here, you have two absolute goliaths of the nineties unleashing their absolute best, and over over twenty years later, few have come close.
On a final note, this Music On Vinyl release is a thing of absolute beauty. Dynamic, rich and full. Every syllable is audible just like every single musical element. Just blasted it today and it took me through an entire childhood of watching the Godfather, tape recording and what not. Pure bliss. Even if you cannot relate to it. Which you can't, naturally. Raekwon is a master of excess, and that is precisely what you get here, anchored by some of the finest beat crafting hip-hop has ever witnessed.
laughabilly32

laughabilly32

March 6, 2017
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, 07863-66663-1, 66663-1
A nice present to recapture the 1995 days into a modern day classic to reminisce about. To talk really and unite.
Mtache1212

Mtache1212

July 15, 2016
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Pur, GET 51295, none
Getondown is a joke. The audio quality is appaling. They are a market for hipsters, and are a detriment to the hip hop industry. They will keep reissuing a "limited edition" item if there is a demand. They have reissued the purple tape like 5 times. What a joke. If your lucky they will call the re-reissue a 2nd pressing. Most of the time they don't even do this. It dilutes any value your record may have. Stick with Music on Vinyl for reissues. They are consistent with their quality.

Obviously you can't got wrong with the OG press!
far2serious

far2serious

March 18, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, 07863-66663-1, 66663-1
Anyone know if the discs of this release come in paper or plastic inner sleeves?
Sylk7

Sylk7

February 16, 2016
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Pur, GET 51295, none

My two are purple, may have been a plot with error.
shah07

shah07

February 14, 2016
referencing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx..., 2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Red, MOVLP1291
Another money maker another colour vinyl why keep doing this?