Sunday, September 13, 2009

Raekwon: The Purple Archives

Considerably shorter than The Illmatic Archives, this Rae compilation has still got plenty of rarities that you may have never heard. Disc one features remixes and b-sides from OB4CL singles, including an acapella for "Criminology" and a rare freestyle over Channel Live and KRS-One's ill "Mad Izm" beat (this freestyle was only featured on the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... album sampler - nowhere else). Disc two features the instrumentals for OB4CL. Easy, right? Like Sunday morning... Enjoy... and turn it up!!

Below is a clipped scan from the September '95 issue of The Source Magazine,
featuring a review for Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...
(courtesy of Press Rewind...):