"I want to give a shout out to all the rap legends in the building," Raekwon the Chef (pictured above) shouted Tuesday night at New York's 550-capacity venue Santos Party House, where he held the release party for his new album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II. Take a deep breath -- the list is long: Diddy, Ice-T, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah, Cappadonna, Q-Tip, Redman, Craig G, Melle Mel, Eric B., and Junior Mafia's Lil Cease were just a few of the big names helping the Staten Island rapper celebrate his new release.
BY: WILLIAM GOODMAN
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