Chef Raekwon* Guest Starring: Ghost Face Killer* A/K/A Tony StarksOnly Built 4 Cuban Linx...

Label:Loud Records – 07863-66663-1, RCA – 07863-66663-1
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Thug Rap, Hardcore Hip-Hop, Boom Bap


A1Striving For Perfection1:43
A3Knowledge God4:27
Performer [Excerpts From "I Keep Asking You Questions" Performed By]Black Ivory
A5Incarcerated Scarfaces4:30
B1Rainy Dayz5:17
B2Guillotine (Swordz)4:21
B3Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)
Performer [Excerpts From "The Way We Were" Performed By]Gladys Knight & The Pips*
Written-ByWu-Tang Clan
Written-By [Excerpts From "The Way We Were" Written By]Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Marvin Hamlisch
C1Shark Niggas (Biters)1:39
C2Ice Water4:02
C3Glaciers Of Ice4:54
C4Verbal Intercourse
Performer [Excerpts From "If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)" Performed By]The Emotions
Written-By [Excerpts From "If You Think It (You May As Well Do It)" Written By]Porter*, Williams*
C5Wisdom Body2:34
D1Spot Rusherz3:51
D2Ice Cream4:16
D4Heaven & Hell
Performer [Excerpts From "Could I Be Falling In Love" Performed By]Syl Johnson
Written-By [Excerpts From "Could I Be Falling In Love" Written By]Alex Zanetis

Companies, etc.



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".

Direct Metal Mastering (DMM)

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

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • 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
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched, Variant 2): 07863-66663-1-A1 DMM 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched, Variant 2): 07863-66663-1-B1 DMM 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side C, etched, Variant 2): 07863-66663-1-C1 DMM 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side D, etched, Variant 2): 07863-66663-1-D1 DMM 1-1

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (Instrumental) (2×LP, Unofficial Release)Not On LabelGG 002US1995
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (CD, Album)Loud Records, Wu-Tang Records, RCA07863 66663 2Europe1995
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (CD, Album)Loud Records, RCA07863-66663-2Canada1995
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Purple)Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records, RCA, Loud Records, RCA66663-4 07863, 66663-4, 07863-66663-4US1995
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Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... (CD, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo, 1st Pressing)RCA, Loud RecordsRCA 07863-66663-2US1995



  • kuma.chan's avatar
    It seems like half the album is skits where he whinges "niggers this" and "niggers that" about 50 times then "ya know what I am saying" about 50 times. Mate, I haven't got a fucking clue what you are saying but it sounds you should learn to chill a little! Music bits are dope though.
    • UrielG123's avatar
      How does this compare to the MOV release? Thank you..
      • Confederate's avatar
        This is without any doubt one of the best hip hop albums of all times. This pressing has plenty of bass which is great for this sort of music. Bought mine twenty years ago. This album does not have a single bad song on it. They are all timeless classics. This is REAL hip hop. [ Playing this using an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge ]
        • Hapey208's avatar
          More hardcore than boom. really raw album that defines hardcore in 1 song.
          • laughabilly32's avatar
            A nice present to recapture the 1995 days into a modern day classic to reminisce about. To talk really and unite.
            • far2serious
              Edited 8 years ago
              Anyone know if the discs of this release come in paper or plastic inner sleeves?
              • HatchetDrive's avatar
                Getting the Music On Vinyl treatment- coming soon. Good news.
                • gj.anderson's avatar
                  Looking for this cover - if anyone has it to sell, message me! thanks
                  • Shaneski75's avatar
                    Edited 9 years ago
                    Ill x 1000
                    • Goonz's avatar
                      I love the whole Wu, all their debut solo efforts were timeless, IMO its a toss up between this and Liquid Swords


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