In celebration of his 47th birthday today (Jan. 12), the legendary emcee made the announcement regarding his new music, revealing both the cover art and release date for his forthcoming solo album.
As announced, The Wild will be released on March 10, and will be Raekwon's first solo project since 2015's Fly International Luxurious Art.
"This LP is filled with a lot of excitement," Raekwon wrote on Instagram. "Blood sweat and tears. This project was designed for the culture of rap to know ain't a [damn] thing change since the beginning of my career."
He also wrote that the album art was done by illustrator Dan Lish before going on to welcome all criticism of his latest work, adding, "I never hate on opinions..trusss. Thanks to the fans, I'm still throwing my darts with integrity."
Take a look at Raekwon's excited announcements in the posts below. Happy birthday to the Chef!
Here you go YALL. My 7th masterpiece ....this LP is filled with alot of excitement ....blood sweat and tears. This project was designed for the culture of rap to know aint a dam thing change since the beginning of my career. The title is called " THE WILD...! " with all the shit thats goin on today ......this title rolled off my tongue like alkaline water in the bloodstream. I must say YALL GON LOVE THIS CLASSIC. !!! GUARANTEED ....THE ILLUSTRATIONS COME FROM A CREATIVE AND RESPECTED ARTIST NAME @Danlish1......he so dope ....we got together and created this. Feel free yall to let me know what you think. I never hate on opinions..trusss. thanks to the fans im still throwing my darts with integrity !!!! 1
Thanks for all the b day wishes truly appreciate it, get ready for another great dish!! #TheWild— Raekwon The Chef (@Raekwon) January 12, 2017
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