Birth name

Corey Woods


12 January 1970 (age 46)


Staten Island, New York City, U.S.


Hip hop

Years active



Ice H2O/EMI, Loud, Universal, Aftermath

Associated acts

Capone-N-Noreaga, Ghostface Killah, Kool G Rap, Mobb Deep, Nas, The LOX, Wu-Tang Clan

Corey Woods (born 12 January 1970), better known by his stage name Raekwon, is an American rapper and a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He released his solo debut, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... in 1995, and has since recorded numerous solo albums, as well as continuing to work with the Wu-Tang and providing an extensive number of guest appearances to other hip hop artist's works. He is the founder of his own label ICEH2O Records. Raekwon is often cited as one of the pioneers of the Mafioso rap sub-genre.


Main article: Raekwon discography

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