Raekwon & Ghostface Killah Debut ‘The Purple Tape Files’ Documentary Trailer [VIDEO]
Among the Wu-Tang Clan's expansive discography, Raekwon’s 1995 debut album, ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Link,’ is, arguably, a hip-hop masterpiece. The collection, which features his partner-in-rhyme Ghostface Killah, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a documentary on the historic recording.
Over the weekend, at the Sundance Film Festival, Rae and Ghost premiered the trailer to the documentary called ‘The Purple Tape Files.’ The dynamic duo also hosted what they called a "#PurpleCarpet screening" at the festival, where they discussed the project in great detail.
In the trailer, Rae talks about his creative process at the time of the project. Fellow Wu members U-God and Method Man as well as Nas also reflect on the album's impact on the culture.
“For Raekwon, I don’t think it was about him making a classic album," said Nas who raps on ‘OB4CL’’s jazzy track ‘Verbal Intercourse.' "It was about him bleeding his heart into the music."
For the documentary, it seems the film’s director, Stephan Malik, and Raekwon are seeking financial backing from fans. Head to the ‘Purple Tape Files’ crowd-funding website for more information.
It goes without saying that if you're a true hip-hop fan, you will help support this movie. Rae's album needs to be on the big screen.
In the meantime, watch this interview with Raekwon and Ghostface on their documentary below.