Raekwon Signs With EMI For 'Cuban Linx 2'

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Raekwon has signed a distribution deal with EMI Label Services for his ICE H2O label. The Wu Tang Clan rapper will release his long-awaited "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2" album through the joint venture in the United States and Canada this summer.

"It's been a long time coming. The wait is finally over," Raekwon said in a statement. "I've put my blood, sweat and tears into making this classic album for my fans. Words cannot describe how extremely happy I am to work with EMI Music to put out my album."

Promotional single, "The New Wu," features fellow Wu-Tang members Method Man and Ghostface Killah, both who also appear in the accompanying video. Also featured on the album are RZA, Dr. Dre, J Dilla, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Bun B, The Game and the rest of Wu-Tang Clan, among others.

Raekwon's last album, 2003's "The Lex Diamond Story," sold 134,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan.