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RAEKWON: Only Built For Cuban Linx (2015) ‘Purple Tape’ Watch Box

Purple Tape watch box Raekwon reissueRight then – so this’ll be a re-release of the original ‘Purple Tape’ a.k.a. Raekwon’s debut LP Only Built For Cuban Linx – which in its original limited cassette form was known as ‘The Purple Tape’ as opposed to the recent Method Man single featuring Raekwon and also called The Purple Tape. Obviously – as a tape or ‘cassette’ – the original ‘Purple Tape’ came in a cassette case
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RAEKWON: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – Purple Tape (Slipcase edition) (2013)

The fetish for collectible hip-hop re-releases continues apace here as the re-release of Raekwon‘s original cassette version of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx – a.k.a. the ‘Purple Tape’ itself gets re-released. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was of course Raekwon’s debut LP which contained the singles Ice Cream and Criminology and was instrumental in defining the sound and reputation of the Wu-Tang
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