Raekwon Debuts 'This Is What It Comes Too' Off Solo Effort 'The Wild': Premiere

Sherif Mokbel 


In preparation for his forthcoming studio effort The Wild, Raekwon releases the first track "This Is What It Comes Too" exclusively on Billboard.

The Chef whips up an aggressive track, delivering fiery bars about the street life over a smooth beat: "You in the hood talking about you want a war with me?/I'll get your project shot down while your landlord sleep."

"Hip-hop in its purest form is being reinstated," the Wu-Tang MC told Billboard of his project. "You needed a taste, you needed the seasoning; relax, the Chef is here to serve you!" He adds of the track, ""This Is What It Comes Too" is a record with sonic driven energy and offers a remembrance of what music used to be and why hip-hop is the most exciting genre in music."

His solo debut, 1995's critically praised Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, hosted favorites "Ice Cream" and "Criminology." He released the album's sequel, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2, in 2009.

Raekwon's seventh album The Wild, which follows his 2015 release Fly International Luxurious Art, drops March 24 via ICEH20/Empire Records and is available for pre-order on iTunes