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Fresh off the release of his Fly International Luxurious Art album, Raekwon chopped it up on The Combat Jack Show to break down the project track-by-track, and shared why he named the album F.I.L.A.

“It’s an expression for me, man,” Raekwon says. “I made many albums that have a lot of concepts but [with] this one I wanted to just do me, make it a lifestyle piece and still let everybody know [that I’m a] 20 year veteran that still knows how to get on that mic and indulge with what’s going on today.”

Later in the conversation, Raekwon spoke on why he decided to enlist A$AP Rocky on the album’s third track, “I Got Money,” produced by S1, aka Symbolic One. The Chef also likens the A$AP Mob to Wu-Tang Clan.

“I like him,” he says. “I like him as a person, too. I think he got bars. They got a movement uptown that reflects on how we used to do our thing. I see he about his team. I just felt like the track fit him.”

Watch Raekwon’s full interview with The Combat Jack Show below.

Stream Raekwon’s Fly International Luxurious Art, which features Ghostface Killah, French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and more, via Spotify below:


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