Raekwon, "A Pinebox Story"

Raekwon’s new video might have been filmed in the basement of one of the abandoned buildings where Chris and Snoop would take people who wound up on the wrong side of Marlo on The Wire. That is a place you really don’t want to be. The song describes a similar scenario. And it’s graphic and horrible. But with its gorgeous beat (constructed by North Carolinian producer 9th Wonder out of an old soul song that I wish I knew but don’t) and Raekwon’s tantalizing rhymes, it’s wonderful, too.