Corey Woods (born January 12, 1970), an American rapper by the stage name Raekwon the Chef, is a core member of the Wu-Tang Clan, an iconic rap group mainly from New York City borough Staten Island. The Wu-Tang Clan debuted their instant classic album in 1993 (Enter the Wu-Tang, 36 Chambers). Raekwon’s debut solo album, was released two years later in August, 1995. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, employed Mafioso imagery and is widely acclaimed, a certified Hip-Hop classic album. Partner is rhyme Ghostface Killah aka Tony Starks exchanges bars with Rae on over half of the albums tracks. Only Built 4 Cuban Linx debuted at No. 4 on the popular albums chart, and at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.