Raekwon

Tastemaker Live & Sean Healy Present: The Wild Tour

Raekwon

Carter Wilson, Relevant References, B. Cole, RYL DYL, DTL, Hosted by: Neema

Fri Aug 11 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

El Corazon

$25.00 - $85.00

This event is 21 and over

Raekwon
Raekwon
Corey Woods aka Raekwon The Chef, has been a staple in the Entertainment industry since his debut in 1993 as an integral part in undeniably one of the greatest Hip-Hop groups to date, the legendary Wu-Tang Clan. Rae's verbal ability took center stage early in the original cult classic Protect Ya Neck, but little did the world know, that we were merely indulging in delicious appetizers delivered by Rae. It wasn't until 1995, when Raekwon The Chef emerged from the kitchen and invited the Hip-Hop faithful into his personal chamber and the world was privileged to partake in the perfectly sautéed full course meal… Only Built 4 Cuban Linx.

Critics and fans alike unanimously agreed, Cuban Linx was an instant classic. An opulent sonic journey defined by Raekwon's cinematic narratives and narcotized hooks. The production delivered by Wu Tang's Abbot, The Rza, was simply supreme – his best comprehensive work to date. And never had a co-star been so illustrious: Cuban Linx also managed to showcase the talents of then under represented Wu-Tang band mate, Ghostface Killah. This was also the beginning of the "Rae and Ghost" collaborations which have yielded some of hip hop's most beloved songs.

To follow up this success, Rae later released Immobiliarity in 1999 and The Lex Diamond Story in 2003. All of these lyrical offerings were well received; Immobilarity going gold, yet there was always the persistent request of the fans to release a follow up to the classis OBFCL. After anticipation and some label turbulence, The Chef finally found a new home at the EMI Group. The seasoned label has joined forces with Raekwon and his independent label, Ice H2O Records Inc. to power the sequel to his 1995 masterpiece: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

No one could have anticipated the break away success of this album. Released on September 8, 2009, the instant success spent its first four days number one on itunes. Then selling 66, 000 copies in its first week on the charts . Critics and fans both heralded it the best album of 2009. Receiving accolades from: Times Magazine, iTunes, Complex Magazine, The Source Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, Hip Hop DXX, Canada's Exclaim Magazine and countless online music sites.

With a renewal rarely seen in the music industry, Raekwon has experienced a career resurgence few have ever witnessed. With an ever-growing fan base, Rae's music has managed to place him back on the forefront of Hip Hop's elite. Having been featured on countless features in 2010, Rae has lent his talents to fellow musicians: Kanye West, Bun B, Fat Joe, Justin Beiber and participated with is Wu Brothers, Ghostface and Method Manin the highly anticipated, Wu Massacre.

Never one to go back on a promise, Raekwon promised fans the fabled Shaolin vs. Wu Tang, as a response to RZA's 8 Diagrams album. To be delivered on March 8, 2011, the album which features the likes of Rick Ross, Lloyd Banks, Nas, Black Thought and Jim Jones, with production by DJ Khalil, Sean C and LV, Scram Jones and Eric Sermon, the album ushers the beloved Wu Tang sound into the current decades, leaving fans reminiscent while excited about the freshness of the sound.

To date, Raekwon is expanding his empire. He has established Ice H20 Canada, with the hopes of presenting to the world some of the untapped talents of our neighbors to the North. In addition, he has also developed 3783 Media, a collective based in Los Angeles, which serves as a full service production, digital and management company. There are several multimedia and entrepreneurial endeavors on the rise. Raekwon has moved into the next phase of his career, and he has no intention of slowing down.
Relevant References
A 3 person Hip-Hop group based out of the Seattle/Tacoma area of Washington State. Made up of artists Zodiac from Tacoma. Leviathan of Seattle, and DoubleExcel out of the Central Oregon Coast.
B. Cole
Independent Rap Artist B. Cole (born Bacari Hunter-Cole) is one of the most talked about Rappers out of the Northwest region. A rising star in his hometown Seattle, Washington, B. Cole has been a force to be reckoned with since early 2014.
In 2014, B. Cole stamped his imprint on the music game with 2 hits, "Fast Money" (featuring Prano the Don) and "Swerve" (featuring Childsplay KiDD). Both created a buzz, and received great organic fan reactions that lead to several blog write-ups, and local internet radio station spins. Maintaining a consistent pace, B. Cole continued to build up his buzz and fan base by maintaining constant Visibility. Performing in local showcases, consistently submitting his music to DJs worldwide resulting in heavy club rotations and mixtape placements, exercising Grass-roots promotions, handing out physical cd’s and flyers throughout the city and in several outlets and local barbershops/Hair Salons etc. Utilizing social media to push his singles and stay connected with his supporters. In order to monetize the growing fan traffic and interest, B. Cole took his professionalism a step further late 2014-early 2015, Launching his official website www.ItsColeMusic.com. Driving traffic to his Website and his music throughout 2015, B. Cole and his team have made his brand one of the fastest growing on the scene.

B. Cole is a natural born hustler, and though regarded as a “freshman” to the scene, B. Cole has racked up quite a performance record for himself…opening for acts such as Meek Mill, YG, Mistah Fab, Philthy Rich, Nipsey Hussle, Ying Yang Twins, Twista & More. Those whom work closely with B. Cole acknowledge him as a creative, passionate Artist with great work ethic, drive and determination. As a compulsive perfectionist, B. Cole is always in the studio writing, mixing or recording new material for the masses. His songs reflect life's experiences in and out of the hood. He is quickly becoming Northwest Hip Hop's best-kept secret. His presence is necessary for a game that is trying to regain it's footing. The 1st quarter of 2016, B. Cole began setting the tone for his upcoming debut releasing 2 hot singles, “So Cinematic” (ft. Reno Red) in February & “Packs” March.
Both were received outstanding fan reaction and heavy blog support via (ThisIs50.com, HipHopOnDeck.com. HipHopSince1987.com, HipHopZilla.com) and countless other music platforms. Safe to say, strategically timed releases, unrelenting consistency and a cutting-edge sound, has made B. Cole’s Music among the most highly anticipated on the independent music scene.

Humbled and motivated by his current successes, B. Cole frequently gives credit to his team and mentors, for continuing to assist and push him in his climb to the top. With Debut Album “Riches Define Hustle” just released June 20, 2016 B. Cole is set to show the Music Industry that he is here to stay.
Hosted by: Neema
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/