11. ONLY BUILT FOR CUBAN LINX… (1995)
Acclaim: Paired with Wu-Tang brother Ghostface Killah, Rae exhibits various cinematic crime scenes in Scorsese-esque fashion. Original slang, fashion cues and cement-hard beats overflow.
Peak moment: Raekwon marshalls a journey through his mental in stream-of-consciousness fashion on “Incarcerated Scarfaces.”