Raekwon – “The Scroll”
The paranoia-inducing video for Raekwon’s “The Scroll” has a bit of a Rear Window feel to it, only you don’t know until the end who’s the watcher and who’s the watchee. “The Scroll” comes, weirdly, from his 2011 LP Shoalin vs. Wu-Tang, but looking ahead, there’s another treat in store for Raekwon Enthusiasts. Only Built 4 Cubin Linx is being re-released as a box set, replete with a 36-page book on the album, a poster, sticker and a purple cassette, a nod to the album’s original pressing in 1995, known as The Purple Tape. There were only 10,000 copies of the purple cassette before Def Jam reverted to pressing it in standard clear. There will only be 1,000 copies of this box set, but how pissed about this are you if you’re one of the original 10,000?