Today, Raekwon released his reworking of The Spinners' 1972 hit single, "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love." This makes five straight Thursdays that the Wu-Tang Clan emcee has released remixes of old-school R&B tracks, and each one of them have been pure gold.
In "Could It Be I'm Falling In Love," the Staten Island rapper speaks about falling in lust, rather than love. His lyrics are downright filthy, but work because of how masterfully articulate Raekwon is. At 44 years of age, the hip hop legend is as adept at storytelling as he's ever been.
For the previous four #TBT installments, Raekwon laid poetry over Rose Royce's 1977 "Wishing On A Star," Horace Brown's 1996 "Trippin," The Isley Brother's 1977 "Footsteps in the Dark," and Teena Marie's 1988 "Ooh La La La." On all of them Rae sounds like he could have been with the artists in the studio, decades ago.
The Throwback Thursday series is in anticipation of Raekwon’s upcoming album, F.I.L.A. (Fly INTERNATIONAL Luxurious Art), which will hit stores September 16th. It will be his first album in more than three years.
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