Raekwon's Cuban Linx 2 Coming In March

The decade-plus wait for the follow-up to the classic Only Built for Cuban Linx will end next year, as Raekown has confirmed the release of Cuban Linx 2 for March 2009. The original 1995 full length remains widely praised by fans and critics alike, and is considered to be one of best LPs ever released by the Wu-Tang camp.

For the sequel Raekwon has opted for a conglomerate of decorated producers to compliment the RZA, who served as executive producer on the previous project.

The staggering list of producers includes Dr. Dre, DJ Scratch, Marley Marl, Pete Rock, Scram Jones, and the late J Dilla.

As with the original, Rae will retain the philosophy off “quality over quantity” in regards to non-Wu guest appearances.

At press time, those confirmed guests are Busta Rhymes and Travis Barker.

Many remain hopeful of Nas returning to deliver another memorable guest spot akin to the seminal “Verbal Intercourse.”

However, neither side has revealed if a possible sequel is in the works.

Clan members scheduled to appear for the album include Method Man, The GZA, Inspectah Deck, and Ghostface Killah.

To further build anticipation, Raekwon will embark on a nationwide tour with the rest of the Wu-Tang Clan.

The tour debuts November 29 in Portland, OR and aims to hit most of the major markets throughout the country.

See below for the complete tour itinerary:

November 29 Portland, OR Roseland Ballroom
November 30 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
December 1 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
December 3 San Francisco, CA Grand Ballroom/Regency Center
December 4 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
December 5 San Diego, CA House of Blues
December 6 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
December 7 Tempe, AZ Marquee
December 8 Tucson, AZ Rialto Theatre
December 10 Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
December 11 Fort Collins, CO Aggie Theatre
December 14 Chicago, IL House of Blues
December 15 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
December 17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
December 18 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory
December 19 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
December 20 New Haven, CT Toad's Place
December 21 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
December 23 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
December 27 Lancaster, PA Chameleon Club
December 28 Poughkeepsie, NY venue to be announced
December 31 Baltimore, MD Sonar
January 1 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
January 2 Providence, RI Lupo's
January 4 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
January 7 Norfolk, VA The Norva
January 8 Richmond, VA National
January 9 Greensboro, NC N Club
January 10 Charleston, SC Music Farm
January 11 Charlotte, NC Amos' Southend
January 12 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
January 13 Columbia, SC LEVEL
January 14 Atlanta, GA venue to be announced