Raekwon is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the release of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx. With an instrumental vinyl set to release to commemorate the album’s milestone, the Chef confirmed that the long-awaited documentary The Purple Tape Files will be coming shortly.
In a new interview with HipHopDX, the influential Wu-Tang Clan member spoke about the long-lasting impact of his debut album, comparing it to the seminal works of Francis Ford Coppola and Brian Del Palma. “Those was Rae’s favorite movies and favorite actors that played in those movies that inspired Rae to do it in a Hip Hop form… But right now, get ready for an explosive documentary that we’ve been working on for the last five years called The Purple Tape Files,” he told DX.
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
“Right now we definitely in the final stages of it,” he continued before revealing that we’d likely expect its release at the top of 2021. “So, it’s a couple of things that’s going on, but I’ll keep some of it under my hat until the time is permitted.”
This project has been in the works for over five years at this point. Rae insists that the wait will be well worth it. As the world re-lived Michael Jordan‘s run with the Bulls in The Last Dance, Raekwon said that his documentary is “next up.”
“You guys are gonna go crazy when you see The Purple Tape Files documentary. It’s something to look forward to. I mean, we saw the Jordan shit. We saw Jordan’s documentary, so I think right now I’m next up when it comes to what the world is about the see. You’re gonna be pretty much be blown away [by it].”