Corey Woods, better known as Raekwon the Chef, is an American rapper and a member of the rap group Wu Tang Clan. He released his first debut solo album in 1995, titled, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. Since his debut solo album, he has released several solo albums as well as continuing his work with Wu-Tang Clan. Raekwon has also worked with other artists, who has helped him on his albums. Some of the known artists on his albums are Busta Rhymes, Dr. Dre, Scram Jones, J. Dilla. . In 2012, Raekwon launched his own record label, Ice H2O Records. The estimated net worth of Raekwon is $14 million US dollars.
Corey Quontrell Woods (Raekwon) was born on January 12, 1970 in Brooklyn, New York. Raekwon has a daughter, Cori Andrea Woods, named after him and his mother and a son, named Jabairi Woods. He is married to the other of his children, who was his long time girlfriend before their daughter was born. Raekwon is regarded as one of the founders as the Mafioso rap genre.
Raekwon’s career began in 1992, when he joined the nine member, Staten Island rap group, Wu-Tang Clan He has performed under several different stage names besides Raekwon the Chef. Some of the names include, Shallah Raekwon, Shallah Diamond, and Lex Diamond. The first verse of Wu-Tang’s single, “C.R.E.A.M.,”was delivered by Raekwon. The single was a gold-certified single breakthrough .
In 1994 Raekwon signed a solo deal with Loud Records and released his debut single, Heaven and Hell, for the soundtrack to the movie Fresh. In 1995, his first solo LP was released, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx received rave reviews. The next album that Raekwon created was Immobilarity, and it did not do as well as his first album. Raekwon has created many albums since 1995 with his group, Wu Tang Clan, as well as contributed his creative talent to other hip hop artist’s albums.
After many delays, Raekwon released Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt.II, in 2009. In 2014, he reunited with Wu-Tang Clan for the album A Better Tomorrow. Raekwon released another solo album in 2015, Fly International Luxurious Art and then came The Wild, in 2017. A majority of Raekwon’s solo releases came out through Ice H2O.
Although Raekwon has not won any single awards for his albums or singles he has won awards with this rap group Wu Tang Clan. In 1994, the group won a Source Award for the New Artist of the Year. The group also received an American Music Award nomination for favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. They also received a nomination from the American Music Awards in 2008 for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band/Duo/Group.
How much is Raekwon Net Worth in 2017
For over twenty years, Raekwon has been a major face in the music industry. With being known as the mafioso of rap, About.com placed him on their list of Top 50 MC’s of our time, in 2007. Raekwon was also recognised by the Miami New Times, as being a rapper whose music had “street epic.”
The magazine said that his music was straightforward, and of linguistically rich universes. Raekwon’s net worth is $14 million US dollars as of 2017. Raekwon owes his success to his rap career with his solo and group projects with Wu Tang Clan. He can also pay tribute to his career because of his record label, Ice H2O.
Raekwon’s collaborations on his albums and singles have helped him grow to become known as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He carried the spirit of his group as well as painted a vivid scene with his words. He will forever be known as a rapper of legendary proportions.