Raekwon Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Corey Quontrell Woods was born on the 12th January 1970, in Staten Island, New York City USA, and is a hip hop singer who is well known under the stage name Raekwon. It should be said that the rapper is also recognized under other names including RAEK WON, Chef Raekwon, Corey Woods, The Chef, Shallah, Lou Diamonds, Lex Diamonds, Shallah Raekwon and others. He is considered to be a pathfinder of Mafioso rap which is a subgenre of gangsta or thug rap styles. Raekwon has been accumulating his net worth being active in the music industry since 1992.

How rich is this musician? Over his long spanned career of more than 20 years, Raekwon has accumulated a net worth of over $12 million.

Raekwon Net Worth $12 Million

To start with, Raekwon’s musical career began in the early 1990s in the New York underground. In 1993, he joined the Wu-Tang Clan and participated in almost all the songs on the album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” (1993). The same year, he released the single “Ice Cream” which was listed into the album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx” (1994) which was recognized as one of the best solo albums of the members of Wu-Tang, performed together with his friend Ghostface Killah. In most of the tracks of the album, Raekwon is devoted to storytelling; he appeared as a narrator of stories touching mostly the themes of drug trafficking and organized crime.

Raekwon also participated in Wu solo projects, including the famous “Tical” (1994) “Return to the 36 Chambers: The Dirty Version ODB” (1995) and “GZA Liquid Swords” (1996). We find Raekwon with the Wu-Tang Clan in the studio albums “Forever” (1997) and “The W” (1999). Then he released his second album, entitled “Immobilarity” (1999) which was less well received despite the Casablanca flagship titles. “The Lex Diamond Story” (2003) managed to repeat the success of his first album, although receiving a mixed reception from critics. In 2004, he recorded the “De Park Hill 91 Pisa” with French rapper Ol’Kainry, which was later listed in the album “Men of Honor” (2004).

In 2006, he left Universal Records to sign with the label of Dr. Dre, Aftermath Entertainment, although never released an album under this label. His fourth solo album “Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II” (2009) made a great impact to the hip-hop community, and following its release, Raekwon was invited to participate in many projects, including alongside rappers Lloyd Banks and Big Boi. The artist then released an album entitled “Wu-Massacre” (2010) in collaboration with two other members of Wu-Tang, Method Man and Ghostface Killah. His fifth solo album, “Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang” (2011) offered much more variety than usual collaborations, including R & B singer Estelle and rapper Rick Ross. Among producers of the album were such well known figures as The Alchemist, DJ Khalil, Mathematics and Evidence. All the above mentioned engagements and releases have added significant sums to the total size of Raekwon net worth and popularity.

Finally, in the personal life of the hip hop artist, he converted to Islam in 2009. He has fathered two children Jabairi Woods and Cori Andrea Woods with separate long-term but unnamed girlfriends.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 12, 1970
Birth place: Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Profession:Musician, Rapper, Actor
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Cori Andrea Woods, Jabairi Woods
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Has a side group and label named 'Ice Water Inc'.
2Good friend of Nas.
3His album "Only Built for Cuban Linx" is heralded as a classic, mafioso genre album. One of the most critically acclaimed albums of its time, still referenced by many other rappers.
4Is regarded as one of the founders of the Mafioso rap genre of the mid 90s.
5Has a son named Jabairi with long time girlfriend.
6Has a daughter named after him and his mother Cori Andrea Woods
7Member of the New York hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Usually raps alongside fellow Wutang member and best friend Ghostface Killah


Quotes

#Quote
1We strivin' for perfection.
2I ain't gonna front; I can't stand fuckin' homos, man.


Pictures

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest SongThe Man with the Iron Fists (2012)· Tom Morello (Performer, Writer)
· Travis Barker (Performer, Writer)
· RZA (Performer, Writer)
2009GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap Performance by a Duo or Group· Andre Benjamin
· Big Boi


Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nerve2016writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Corey Woods
Straight Outta Compton2015writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Corey Woods
The Man with the Iron Fists2012writer: "Shame On A Nigga"
Sarah G Live2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary writer: "Gorgeous" - as Corey Woods
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas2011writer: "Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta F'wit" - as Corey Woods
Late Night with Jimmy FallonTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Omerta2011/Iperformer: "The Movie Life" / writer: "The Movie Life"
Runaway2010/IShort performer: "Gorgeous" - uncredited / writer: "Gorgeous" - uncredited
Ninja Assassin2009performer: "Legacy" / writer: "Legacy"
Meet Dave2008writer: "Protect Ya Neck" - as Corey Woods
The Wackness2008performer: "Heaven and Hell" / writer: "Heaven and Hell", "Tearz" - as Corey Woods
First Sunday2008writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Corey Woods
Bling: A Planet Rock2007Documentary writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Cory Woods
Illegal Tender2007writer: "C.R.E.A.M."
The BoondocksTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2005 writer - 1 episode, 2005
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories2005Video Game performer: "Incarcerated Scarface" / writer: "Incarcerated Scarface" - as C. Woods
House of Wax2005performer: "What's F**kin' Wit Us"
Blade: Trinity2004performer: "I Gotta Get Paid" / writer: "I Gotta Get Paid" - as Corey Woods
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003Video writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Corey Woods
Chappelle's Show2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
8 Mile2002writer: "C.R.E.A.M." - as Corey Woods
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec2001Video Game music: "Determination"
Next Friday2000performer: "Shaolin Worldwide"
Black & White1999/Iperformer: "Hip Hop", "Volochi Papers", "Jury", "We Live Here", "Rap Life", "Cats", "Cream Team Anthem", "It's Not a Game" / writer: "Jury"
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai1999"Ice-Cream" instrumental mix
Ride1998writer: "The Worst" - as C. Woods
Sunset Park1996performer: "Motherless Child"
Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood1996writer: "Winter Warz" - as C. Woods

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hardrock2007Video
Coalition2004Akey
Kingpin2003TV Mini-Series
Wu-Tang Clan: Careful (Click, Click)2001Short
Black & White1999/ICigar

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Coalition2004

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black & White1999/Iassociate producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Needle Drop2014TV Series shout out - 1 episode
Rock the Bells2006Documentary sincere thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation2011TV Movie documentary
The Mo'Nique Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Klub Kush DVD Magazine: Vol. 22010VideoHimself
Wu-Tang Saga2010Video documentaryHimself
Welcome to Blakroc2009Documentary
Top 12 Moments of the BET Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV Special
Big Pun: The Legacy2008Video documentaryHimself
J.A.M. Awards & Concert2007TV SpecialHimself
Bling: A Planet Rock2007DocumentaryHimself
Wu Tang: Revealed2007VideoHimself
Smack DVD Magazine2007TV SeriesHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself - Honoree (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Rock the Bells2006DocumentaryHimself
Just for Kicks2005DocumentaryHimself
The MC: Why We Do It2005Video documentaryHimself
Wu-Tang Clan: Disciples of the 36 Chambers, Chapter 22004VideoHimself
U-God - Rise of a Fallen Soldier2004Documentary
TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip2004TV MovieHimself
Scary Movie 32003Himself
Scarface: Origins of a Hip Hop Classic2003Video documentary shortHimself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003VideoHimself (segment "C.R.E.A.M.") (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Hip-Hop VIPs2002Video documentaryHimself
Big Pun: Still Not a Player2002DocumentaryHimself
Hype Williams: The Videos, Vol. 12002VideoHimself (segment "Can It Be All So Simple") (as Wu-Tang Clan)
And Ya Don't Stop: Hip Hop's Greatest Videos, Vol. 12000VideoHimself (segment "C.R.E.A.M.") (as Wu-Tang Clan)
Wu-Tang Clan: Gravel Pit2000ShortHimself
Wu-Tang Clan: Protect Ya Neck (The Jump Off)2000ShortHimself
Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style1999Video GameHimself (voice)
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Wu-Tang1998VideoHimself
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor1998Video shortHimself
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself
Rap Sheet's Free Expression in the '90s1995TV MovieHimself
The Show1995DocumentaryHimself
Purple Tape Documentary2016Documentary completed
Complex Conversations2017TV Series documentaryHimself
War of Words: Battle Rap in the UK2016DocumentaryHimself
Verses & Flow2015TV SeriesHimself - Performer
The Secret to Success: They Can No Longer Keep It from Us2015DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
The Real2015TV SeriesHimself - Rapper
Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
The Daily Show2014TV SeriesHimself
RapFix Live2013TV SeriesHimself
The Big Picture2012TV SeriesHimself
The Russian Winter2012DocumentaryHimself
The BET Honors2012TV MovieHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Onyx: 15 Years of Videos, History & Violence2008Video documentaryHimself (video "The Worst")
Notorious B.I.G. Bigger Than Life2007DocumentaryHimself
Wu: The Story of the Wu-Tang Clan2007DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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