Presented here courtesy of Get On Down, another great hip hop 7” in Raekwon’s
classic “Ice Cream” with the equally as A Side worthy “Incarcerated Scarfaces” on the
flip. Backed by one of RZA’s most uncanny beats (if you knew the original you would
know why) “Ice Cream” is a front runner for one of the most unlikely songs celebrating
the 31 flavors of woman. All 3 MC’s on this, Rae, Ghost and Cappadonna, run through
Chocolate Deluxes, Butter Pecan, Caramel Sundaes, and French Vanillas while Method
Man serves up the iconic hook that is part Eddie Murphy, part genius.
On the B Side Rae goes for self on “Incarcerated Scrarfaces,” which features some of
his most classic lines : “you got guns, got guns, too/ What up son, do you wanna battle
for cash and see who Sun Tzu”. Raekwon could have made a single for every track off
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx….but with “Ice Cream” and “Incarcerated Scarfaces,” you get
the dynamic of what the album is all about, witty lines, raw vocab (“guess who’s the
black Trump”) and incredible production.
INCARCERATED SCARFACES Available from 11.12.2015