Corey Woods is a rapper from New York who was a member of the Wu-Tang Clan and is popular because of his Mafioso rap.
He grew up in the company of his best friend Ghostface Killah and they are oftenly seen in the clubs together.
We don’t know a lot about his education since he didn’t like it at all. There are various rumors that he dropped out of high school because he wanted to pursue rap. We aren’t sure this is true.
Corey joined a group called Wu-Tang Clan in 1992. It was a group consisting of nine members who had code names, Corey’s was Raekwon the Chef.
Their first studio album was called Enter ther Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers.
They soon reached Billboard’s charts in the hip hop genre and got certified by magazines.
They never really split up since they still make albums together every now and then. The last one was 8 Diagrams from 2007.
However, all of the guys have solo careers too.
Corey signed to Loud Records and published his first single „Heaven & Hell“ which he made for a movie called Fresh.
He made his solo album in 1995, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, and he talked about criminal activity and narrated illegal activities.
Later he appeared on Allure’s album where he made a song.
His next work was called Immobilarity and it was released in 1999 and it didn’t gain critics or compliments. People had very different opinions about it.
Later, Woods got a contract with Universal Records and made his next album which got same reactings as the previous ones.
Raekwon thought the critics were acting up since he thought the albums were good. He said his next album was going to be a blast-
Part two of his album Only Built 4 Cuban Linx came in 2009. The album was very well worked through since he worked with Busta Rhymes and Dr.Dre.
The album was supposed to be published in 2007, but contract problems kept happening.
In the late 2009, the album gained so many good critics that Raekwon was sure he kept his promise.
People said that he brought back the original rap, good lyrics, speaking to people and showing them who is the boss.
Later he collaborated with some of his fellow friends to make an album Wu-Massacre. Later he made a solo album too.
Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang wasn’t a project for all of his friends in the clan. It was his solo project that gained fame becaue it had appearances from many fellow rappers including Rick Ross.
In 2012, he decided to take the matter into his own hands and he made his record house called Ice H20 R4ecords.
He didn’t wait long to release an EP called Lost Jewelry which was published in 2013.
His last project is The Wild from 2017 which he still works hard for. He claims he’ll be a rapper as long as he has that fire that’s helping him make great lyrics.
In 2009, he converted to Islam because he felt like he was called by their god who could help him make the best out of his life.
He has a daughter he loves very much. She is called Cori Andrea. He also has a son Jabairi.
Raekwon claims his children are the best thing that has happened to him because they keep him on the ground and don’t let him get in trouble.
His mother wasn’t the best mother in the world, as he says. She tried to be involved in his life while he was growing up but didn’t get a hang of it. He says that now they have solved it out.
Full name: Corey Woods
Nick name: Raekwon the Chef
Date of birth: January 12, 1970
Birth place: Staten Island, New York, U.S.
Occupation: musician, rapper
Personal Life and Family
Ethnicity: African American
Father name: NA
Mother name: Andrea Woods
Brother name: Kareen ‘Kay’ Woods and one more brother (name NA)
Sister name: one sister (name NA)
Marital status: single
Sexual Orientation: straight
Children: son Jabairi
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Personal Look and Measurements
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 89 kg
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: Dark brown
Shoe Size: NA
Measurements: 45-14-40 in
Distinctive Features: neat hairstyle
Net Worth and Salary
Net worth: $12 million
Interesting Facts about Raekwon
One of the albums that he made with the clan members was only $300 worth while producing. They later made millions out of it. He says they laugh about it today.
The whole clan avoids showing up in publich and some of the members aren’t even known today. There were rumors that the clan is full of criminals who actually want to make money in the music industry but can’t since they have a criminal record.
The guys from the clan, including Corey, are absolutely obsessed with kung fu. They watch kung fu movies all the time and some of them actually got a trainer to teach them this fighting skill.
While Corey was making his second album, some of the clan members talked about him in a few interviews. They said that they realized they need him much more than they thought since he started to pursue his solo career.
Corey loves to involve word games in his albums so he gives them a bit of a playfulness.
He said that if he had all of the money in the world, he would give it to his children because he loves them more than his music career and he doesn’t care about his albums as much as he does about them.
Raekwon is a rapper famous for his attendance in the group Wu-Tang Clan. He is now very famous and still works on various projects. His estimated net worth is $12 million.