Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has built a formidable career off his gruff voice and tales of urban plight, but in the new video for "All About You" with Grammy award-winning singer Estelle, the rapper shows off a softer side.
The clip, shot this June in New York, finds Rae looking dapper as ever, rolling in a Bentley, fronting a band and voguing in a red-lit alley with Estelle. The veteran rapper also tenderly deals with lady drama, which he soothes by focusing his time and love on his one and only girl.
"I wanted to glorify the women [in this song] because I do have a lot of fans that are women and they say, 'Yo Rae, make something for us. We know you as that MC skillful guy that you are, but make a record for the women,'" the rapper tells Fuse News.
Produced by Jerry Wonda (Justin Bieber, Miguel, Shakira), the song features British R&B singer Estelle on the hook. “Just to work with Estelle again [following 2011's "Chop Chop Ninja"] is a great thing because her voice is golden to me," says Raekwon, whose new album Fly International Luxurious Art is set for release early next year. "We have chemistry when it comes to making great music."
Wu-Tang Clan have been experiencing a resurgence of popularity lately. The rap collective's upcoming album A Better Tomorrow will feature unearthed verses from the late ODB, who'll be appearing with the group in hologram form at this year's Rock the Bells festival (along with a few surprises?). And judging by Wu's wild interview with Fuse at Bonnaroo, the Staten Island boys appear more unified than ever.
Fuse News will also feature an interview with Raekwon and debut the broadcast world premiere tonight at 8/7C. We've already shown you snippets from the interview, but Rae's got a lot more to say tonight.
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