Raekwon Inks Deal With EMI; "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2" Set to Drop This Summer


New York, NY – Ready to give his worldwide following what they’ve been waiting for, the Wu-Tang Clan’s rhyme slinger extraordinaire


is set to return this summer with

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2


Raekwon, whose 1995 platinum classic

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

was universally hailed as a rap classic and has sold more than 1.1 million units in the US according to Nielsen Soundscan, has signed a distribution deal with

EMI Label Services

for his

ICEH20 Records

label to release

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2

in the US and Canada later this summer.

EMI Label Services

will also provide Raekwon with additional radio promotion support and licensing and synchronization services.

“The wait is finally over,” Raekwon says. “Words cannot describe how extremely happy I am to work with

EMI Music

to put out my album.”

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2

's buzz single and video “The New Wu” features fellow Wu-Tang Clan members Method Man and Ghostface Killah and is getting mixshow airplay at radio stations across the country, including Hot 97 in New York. The album features a spectacular line-up of guest appearances and producers: The RZA, Dr. Dre, J Dilla, The Wu-Tang Clan, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Bun B and The Game, among others.