ICEH2O, the label founded by hip hop legend and multi-platinum selling artist, RAEKWON, and RSK Entertainment are pleased to announce today the release of Raekwon’s FLY INTERNATIONAL LUXURIOUS ART (F.I.L.A.), his sixth studio album release, on April 27th in Europe. The album is available for pre-order today, March 17th.
RAEKWON, who is a member of the iconic platinum-selling rap group, WU-TANG, released the first street song, “Wall To Wall,” featuring Busta Ryhmes and French Montana on February 24th to high marks. The song graced the Top 5 (#4) of “iTunes Hot Tracks” chart in the US on its first day of release and is generating a lot of interest throughout Europe.
“The music and sentiment on Fly International Luxurious Art spans 2 decades of my career. I am very proud of all of the music and guest appearances on the project. I carefully curated each guest appearance with tracks built especially for each artist that appeared with me to bring out their essence. Everyone shines and every song is fly and luxurious art,” Raekwon states.
“RSK Entertainment is very excited to work with Raekwon again on what is our third release together. Raekwon’s legacy and creative vision are un-matched and we look forward to providing a variety of services from marketing to sales across both physical and digital platforms to help support and promote the new record,” says RSK Joint Managing Director Simon Carver. “All of our European partners are completely fired up and the initial response from the press and media has been tremendous.”
FLY INTERNATIONAL LUXURIOUS ART is an eleven 12-track stunner with production that includes a female producer out of Toronto She Da God, Jerry Wonda, and more. Guest appearances include French Montana, Busta Rhymes, Estelle, Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Brethren, Ghostface Killah.
To warm up the streets, RAEKWON has led with the head-nodding laid back “Wall To Wall,” produced by female producer out of Toronto She Da God, The track finds the guest rappers at their best on what is sure to be the next anthem. Also on FLY INTERNATIONAL LUXURIOUS ART Raekwon is joined by Estelle for the lush R&B groove that’s perfect for the ladies called “All About You.” produced by Jerry Wonda who also produces Soundboy Kill It, featuring Melanie Fiona.
Jamestown, NY – Having conquered the alternative rock world with multi-platinum selling albums and unforgettable singles such as “These Are Days,” 10,000 Maniacs are about to release the most ambitious album of their career, a full-length collection of traditional British Isles folk songs, titled ‘Twice Told Tales’, newly interpreted by the band whose organic, neo-folk sound has influenced countless others. The official street date for the album is May 04 and will be made available on both CD as well as a special 180-gram 12” vinyl format from Cleopatra Records!
Founding member and keyboardist Dennis Drew explains the germination of the project, “Folk music of all types has been a strong influence on the band. One of the songs on the new record ‘Do You Love An Apple’ has been in our repertoire for 30 years. We’ve also recorded Carter family songs and other American, Irish and British Folk music in the past.” With that experience under wing, the group set out to create an entire album’s worth of modern versions of traditional British folk classics that would fit right alongside the rest of the 10,000 Maniacs’ body of work. “These are timeless melodies,” Drew continues, “Some songs are funny, some are heartbreaking. Most are 100, 200, 300 years old. It’s crazy how they can be turned into 21st century pop songs!”