For his latest visual Butter Knives, Raekwon the Chef teams up with LRG Films to give fans a taste of life in the Projects. To accompany his trademark kung-fu samples and descriptive street tales, the Wu-Tang legend takes it back to his Staten Island home-town to depict real life experiences from his old stomping ground.
“I’m in my Projects, this is my building right here… and i just want to come and bring it back to the town where I come from…I just want to go back to the history of the sh*t i been through- you know what I mean? So this video mean a lot to me.” (Raekwon- LRG Films)
Although fans were previously treated to visuals for “Ferry Boat Killaz” and the LP’s title track; Butter Knives was the first official single release from Raekwon’s highly acclaimed 5th solo studio album, Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang. Released in March, the LP features appearances from many of his Wu-Tang counterparts in addition to Nas, Black Thought, Busta Rhymes and Rick Ross to name but a few.
In light of recent events, Raekwon also took to twitter last week to inform fans that two years ago he recorded a track about Osama Bin Laden for an upcoming Scram Jones album. DJ Scram Jones subsequently released a minute long snippet of the track entitled ‘Footprints of Osama’. Listen to the Chef’s account of Bin Laden’s life-story here at this link: Raekwon – Footprints Of Osama (Snippet)