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Raekwon Raps Over Gang Starr’s ‘Mass Appeal’ on ‘Lions Paw Freestyle’

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Like the best in his age group, Raekwon is proving that the Internet isn’t strictly a young man’s game. Keeping up with the fast pace of this fickle, glued-to-a-smartphone industry, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan MC has been flooding the blogs with freestyles and loose tracks in recent weeks, all in an effort to build anticipation (Raekwon needing to catch a lil’ buzz? Oh, how the older heads must be weeping) for his forthcoming solo album, ‘Fly International Luxurious Art.’

Well, cry no more O.G.s as the latest just so happens to be a slice of true school gold. For this effort he calls ‘Lions Paw Freestyle,’ Rae tasks his lyrical mitts to Gang Starr‘s ‘Mass Appeal,’ lacing Premo’s instantly recognizable beat with the type of sharp, grimy and vivid lyricism that placed him at the top of the pile when the song first dropped all them 19 years ago.

‘Fly International Luxurious Art’ isn’t due ’til next year, but it looks like the Chef plans on keeping us well fed in the meantime.

Listen to Raekwon’s ‘Lions Paw Freestyle’

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