I am a day late but yesterday (August 1st) was the 28th anniversary of the release Raekwon‘s classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… (aka The Purple Tape). This is an easy choice for Song of the Week as all I have to do is pick my favorite track from that album: “Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)”. Her are some thoughts:
The remix of “Can It Be All So Simple” is easily better than the original.
The intro on “Can It Be All So Simple (Remix)” is great and all but it’s gets irritating when it’s on a playlist. I have a version without the intro that I made a while back just like I did with Biggie’s “Kick In The Door”.
Speaking of the intro, is it true that it a recreation of when Ghostface Killah actually got shot? (I still have yet to watch Wu-Tang: An American Saga)
“Dedicated to babies who came feet first” is still a wild line for a chorus. I still love it.
RZA (of course) produced this song. I totally understand why RZA doesn’t produce much music these days; he truly left everything on the field with those early Wu-Tang group and solo albums.