Every hip-hop fan has waited for years for the release of Raekwon’s sequel to his classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx album, and it was finally set for August. However, it’s been pushed back again.
The Wu-Tang vet recently let his followers know on Twitter that OB4CL2 has been pushed back to September, due to a few obstacles.
“I had to push the album back to Sept 8th ppl,” Raekwon wrote in an update this week. “I had to push the album back to Sept 8th ppl, due to sample clearances and leakage of one of my records! OB4CL2 WILL BE OUT SEPT 8TH PERIOD!”
The long-awaited album will be released through EMI Music, via a deal he announced earlier this year. If fans remember correctly, the album was originally expected to drop on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label, but the deal never came to fruition, further delaying the highly anticipated set.
But, he found a home at EMI, and seems pleased to be there.
“I think EMI just recognized that I’m a veteran in the game and they recognize the value in [OB4CL2] and at the same time, they believe in me,” Rae explained in an interview with HipHopGame. “They believe Rae still got the potential to stand next to these new artists and really do his thing. They recognize that I’m a legend and that I did a lot of sh** for hip-hop. So at the end of the day, they came to the table with a sweet deal that I couldn’t deny, as well as being real excited about working with me.”
Look out for Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 in stores, September 8t.