On August 1, 1995, Raekwon dropped his first solo project Only Built for Cuban Linx. 15 years later, the critically acclaimed project is still talked about as one of the greatest projects released in the 90’s.
In honor of its 15th anniversary MTV Rap Fix caught up with the Chef and he spoke on his solo debut.
“I knew I had a classic when I formulated with these nine members in this group. Everything at that time that we was making, we was so sharp, it was super visual already. It was like something that you already knew you could get but it was just a matter of time before you could get it. When I tell you we was all at our best, it was serious!”
Raekwon explains the vision he had for the album:
“We came with Cuban Linx, my vision was already mapped out in a great way that everybody seen it. It’s like going back to the tapes and saying, ‘Yo this is how we goin’ win the war.’ We carefully mapped it out and I knew when I made that album that in the mix of it, I knew it was gonna be something that was gonna shock the world.”
Listen to the audio from MTV below: