After GZA’s watershed Liquid Swords (which already received the ultimate boxset treatment here), Raekwon the Chef”s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx is widely considered the best solo Wu Tang record of the 90s. And just like Liquid Swords, it’s Get On Down that gives Only Built 4 Cuban Linx the deluxe treatment. Known in uderground circles as the “Purple Tape”, Get On Down runs with that theme and creates a giant 4-lb piano lacquer, 4-inch-tall black display case with gold hardware, glass-top and embossed Raekwon logo. The highly exclusive collection — which is limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide — also features a ton of goodies, such as a J-card fouldout, a 32-page hardcover book by Brian Coleman loaded with interviews and track-by-track breakdowns from Raekwon himself, and posters and promo stickers. Relive your days of getting lifted in the staircases listening to timeless hip hop classics like “Can It Be All So Simple”, “Ice Cream”, “Incarcerated Scarfaces” and “Criminology” — some of RZA’s best production work ever. Pick up the Purple Tape Cassette Box for $45.

Raekwon’s classic “Criminology” video below — one of 12 tracks featuring Ghostface Killah on “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx”, plus hit the Jump to see the “Purple Tape Cassette Box” Limited Edition Set in Get On Down’s pristine closed  form…

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