Raekwon ft. Ghostface Killah, Jim Jones & Kobe - Rock N Roll

Posted 5 years ago
Featuring:
Producer:
DJ Khalil
Album:
Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang

From the days Run-DMC and Steven Tyler were screaming at each other on Walk This Way to B.o.B.’s influences on Airplanes, hip-hop and rock n’ roll have circled each other warily for years. Leave it to Wu-Tang legend Raekwon to bring the two genres together yet again on his new possibly-maybe-a-future-single titled, you guessed it, Rock N Roll. While producer DJ Khalil doesn’t literally rock out on the beat, there’s nary a screaming guitar to be found, the live drums are turned all the way up, and the beat bleeds with head banging energy. The real tie-in here comes on the lyrical tip as first the Chef declares himself a “Willie Nelson ni**a,” (I’ll let you figure out what that means) followed closely by Ghostface’s Pink Floyd inspired flow and Jim Jones bravely brandishing his Led Zeppelin (his gun, apparently). Add in a lightly distorted hook from Kobe and I wouldn’t be surprised if a mosh pit broke out on the Booth - just try not to break all the furniture, thanks. Whether literally or figuratively, you can expect to find plenty more rock(s) on Rae’s upcoming album, Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, due out March 8.

Raekwon Ghostface Killah Jim Jones Kobe Honeycutt Editors Picks

Written by
Posted 5 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Raekwon

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Kid Cudi Releases Pharrell-Assisted “Surfin” Single, It’s Good

Fans eagerly awaiting "Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin'" have a new song to tide them over. Read More
Posted 8 hours ago by DJ Z

What Should We Expect From Jay Z’s New TV & Film Deal?

The 46-year-old rapper-turned-businessman is venturing into Hollywood. Read More
Posted 14 hours ago by Kareem Sheikh

Meek Mill Crushes Funk Flex Freestyle, But It’s Not For The Internet

Meek served up a seven minute reminder that he means business, complete with shots at Drake and The Game. Read More
Posted 15 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Lyor Cohen: Young Thug is “Another Branch of Rap Music”

In his last interview as the head of 300, Lyor Cohen predicts Young Thug will cause the next big shift in rap. Read More
Posted 16 hours ago by Yoh

T.I. Thinks Big K.R.I.T. Has “Amazing Potential,” Has T.I. Been Paying Attention?

K.R.I.T. needs people to recognize his greatness achieved, not see his potential. Read More
Posted 17 hours ago by Brent Bradley
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.