Raekwon ‘Da Chef’ is back with a storming album, yet another from the Wu-Tang camp that just keeps on giving through the members’ solo releases.
The clarity of sound that flows through this album is sublime. The crispest drums, perfectly positioned samples, mellow guitar licks, soft horns and of course Raekwon’s trademark laid back flow. Even more synthesised offerings like ‘My Corner’ get it right. The balance is spot on.
As you’d expect, there’s plenty of guesting. Expect CeeLo Green, Lil Wayne, P.U.R.E, Andra Day and G-Eazy. What an honour to be working alongside an artist who has consistently nailed it, from Wu-Tang to today.
Here we are again people with that (not so) fresh Sunday playlist. You’ll enjoy the nostalgia, we promise.
We featured a young DJ IQ and his ‘Class is in Session’ mix as our guest mix that week. He was a pretty talented chap back then and is doing pretty well for himself these days too.
Gorillaz / Dirty Harry
Nas / Nas Is Like
DJ Format / Ill Culinary Behaviour
N*E*R*D / Bobby James
Basement Jaxx / Oh My Gosh (Bugz Remix)
Kano / Nobody Don’t Dance No More
Charles Wright & The Watts / Express Yourself pt.1
7 Samurai / Save Deir Soulz
Quantic Soul Orchestra / Take Your Time Change Your Mind
[DJ IQ – CLASS IS IN SESSION]
Janeiro Jarell / Big Bounce Theory
Kaimbr feat. Kev Brown / Changes
Oh No feat. J Dilla / Move
Amerie / 1 Thing
Foreign Exchange / Nic’s Groove
Frank ‘n’ Dank / Move
Percee P / Untitled
Rapheal Saadiq feat. Q-Tip / Get Involved
Raekwon feat. Busta Rhymes / Baggage Handlers
Sa Ra Outro / IQ Kuts *
Yungun / Freestyle
Roy Ayers / Tarzan
Kenny Dope / Ill Out
Róisín Murphy / Sow Into You
Mandy feat. Booka Shade / Body Language
RJD2 / Clean Living
Jazzy Jeff / We Are
Tiombe Lockhart / G.P.
Four Tet / A Joy
Killa Kela / Rave of the Future
Roni Size Reprazent / Dirty Beats
* Couldn’t find this one, soz!