Friday, September 18, 2009
Raekwon: The Benefits Of His 'OB4CL Pt.2' Release Date
Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" might be the week's No. 1 album, but the other major Sept. 8 hip-hop release, Raekwon's "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II," can still claim a victory.
For three days during the week of its release, the Wu-Tang Clan member's fourth solo album -- and sequel to his 1995 debut, "Only Built 4 Cuban Linx" -- was iTunes' No. 1 album, ahead of "Blueprint 3." It debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, selling 68,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album also bows at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
"I was shocked," says Raekwon, who released the project on his Ice H20 label through EMI. "My fans really stuck up for me in a way they never have before. It was one of those joyful, teary moments."
Read more here:
Billboard - Raekwon Returns To Form With 'Cuban Linx...Pt. II'