The Wild

Raekwon - The Wild
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2017 Ratings: #176 / 719
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2017 Ratings: #331
March 24, 2017 / Release Date
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H20, Empire / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

86
HipHopDX

With The Wild, Raekwon firmly grabs another trophy for the squad while continuing to pad his own hall of fame legacy in the process.

83
Consequence of Sound

Raekwon proved he can still spit well over modern production without over-leaning on the boom-bap crutch. The Wild is a worthy addition to Raekwon’s extensive discography and should comfortably take a position near the top of most fans’ lists.

80
Exclaim!

While more uptempo than his fans may have been comfortable with in the past, the project has a noticeable sense of growth and maturity about it. Coupled with incredible production, The Wild reaffirms why Raekwon's been so revered all these years.

74
Pitchfork

Eschewing the bloated roster of features from his last LP (2015’s Fly International Luxurious Art) for just a few collaborators, The Wild is a 16-course meal representative of the Chef’s experience and legacy.

70
Clash

It successfully avoids repeating its predecessor’s missteps - French Montana guest spots, anyone? - and instead sees Raekwon fully embrace his rap elder statesman role while reminiscing on his younger days.

70
AllMusic

Leaner and sharper than the preceding Fly International Luxurious Art, Raekwon's seventh solo album has the rapper acknowledging his responsible adult reality, looking back at his conflicted past, and narrating a gripping Marvin Gaye bio.

Benny
75
Underrated
Z.Younk
79
Rae's best lyrical content since Only Built for Cuban Linx 2 in 2009. He's finally realized he's at his best when he elects for stripped-down boom-bap beats and takes it easy on the features from singers. He even manages to dominate the entire album solely on his own bars with no help from Ghost or any other NY presence or Wu affiliate.
unknownpleasure
76
The alliteration on M&N is insane. It's a great album overall.

Favorite Tracks: This Is What It Comes Too, My Corner, M&N, You Hear Me
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Track List

  1. The Wild Intro
  2. This Is What It Comes Too
  3. Nothing
  4. Skit (Bang Head Right)
  5. Marvin (feat. CeeLo Green)
  6. Can't You See
  7. My Corner (feat. Lil Wayne)
  8. Skit (Fuck You Up Card)
  9. M&N (feat. P.U.R.E)
  10. Visiting Hour (feat. Andra Day)
  11. Skit (Bang Fall Down)
  12. The Reign
  13. Crown of Thorns
  14. Purple Brick Road (feat. G-Eazy)
  15. You Hear Me
  16. Bang Outro
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