Before Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx dropped, there was Latest & Greatest Hits. Latest & Greatest was a cassette only promo from Loud Records that dropped in June of 1995 to promote Raekwon’s upcoming album.
I stumbled upon the promo looking for import CD’s at some Heavy Metal/HeadBanger vinyl shop in Jersey. There was only 1 copy and luckily the clientele of the store left it untouched. I paid $3.00 for what would become a small part of history around one of the greatest Hip-Hop albums of all time.
All of the songs on the promo would eventually be released, with the exception of a freestyle over Channel Live’s “Mad Izm” instrumental. Below is the track list.
3. Glaciers of Ice
1. Can it Be All So Simple (Remix)
2. Eye for an Eye (Rae’s verse from the Mobb Deep track)
4. Heaven & Hell
The original text from the back of the promo: The next chapter from the “Platinum” Wu-Tang camp… once again serving up that hot sh*t! The one featured on the hit singles- “C.R.E.A.M.” & “Can it Be All So Simple”… Lyrist, producer & director… Member of Staten Island’s most infamous rhyme family… the debut single from Raekwon – the Chef!