Producer: J Dilla
Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
Label: Ice H20/EMI Records
Karate samples. Marching drums. Wu chants. Aggressive content. Yep, this beat packed as much punch as the Zhang Yimou movie of the same name. But surprisingly, this throwback to the Wu's golden era wasn't produced by the RZArector, but instead the producer formerly known as Jay Dee.
After almost five years of delays, The Chef's Only Built For Cuban Linx Vol. II finally impacted in late 2009. It was a critical and, relatively speaking, commercial success, but the track that had heads talking was Rae's “House of Flying Daggers,” produced by the late-great J. Dilla. Hand-crafted for Rae just weeks before his passing, Dilla's hectic soul stomp was the perfect backdrop for the rejuvenated Wu.
Over a Four Tops sample, four of the W's best lyricists stabbed the track ferociously, and let the world know the Wu was back—with or without the RZA on production.