Raekwon and Snoop Dogg keep it simple in the clip for their tough new collaboration “1,2 1,2.” The single is off Raekwon’s oft-delayed solo release Fly International Luxurious Art, which came out in late April.
In the new video, the two rappers are joined by producer Scoop DeVille and Chi-Town Finest Breakers in front a white screen. The visuals, like its accompanying track, has an old-school feel, aided by young dancers sporting Adidas track suits. Some playful scenes show Snoop getting his nails done in a leopard-print chair while Raekwon gets his head shaved.
Fly International Luxurious Art (F.I.L.A.) had initially been announced in January 2013. Though it was near completion at the time, Raekwon decided to shift focus to Wu-Tang Clan’s 2014 LP A Better Tomorrow instead.
While promoting the new material, Raekwon has also been involved in more nostalgic endeavors. He’s been preparing a behind-the-scenes documentary called The Purple Tapes, which will dive into the making of his 1995 classic Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Fans can donate to the film through a FanBacked site offering donation incentives ranging from a personal mixtape review by Raekwon to studio time with the Wu-Tang member.
“Our vision for the film is for it to be as honest as possible, removing the filter from both ourselves and participants,” the rapper told Rolling Stone. “Beyond revealing untold information about the project and how it was created, the film will also bring to life the actual movie that happens within the album.”
Raekwon also announced a 32-date joint tour with Ghostface Killah to celebrate Cuban Linx’s anniversary.
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah Tour Dates
July 7 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
July 8 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
July 9 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
July 11 – St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room
July 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
July 14 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
July 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
July 16 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
July 17 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Theater
July 19 – Providence, RI @ Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
July 20 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
July 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
July 24 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
July 25 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore
July 26 – Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
July 28 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
July 30 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
July 31 – Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
August 1 – Chattanooga, TN @ Track 29
August 2 – Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
August 5 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
August 6 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
August 7 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
August 8 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
August 9 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s
August 11 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
August 12 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
August 13 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
August 15 – Riverside, CA @ Riverside Municipal Auditorium
August 16 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
August 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Belasco Theater