When he’s not unwinding his trademark crime stories, Raekwon is contemplating his mortality. I scanned his yrics and found three specifications for the Chef’s funeral:
1.“Iron Maiden”, Ironman, 1997:
You might get snowed on/when I go, bury me with velour on
Rae considers a track suit to be appropriate burial attire.
2. “State of Grace”, 2005:
When I’m gone, just let off like 40 rifles/aim ‘em at rappers biting off the god’s Bible
Like any self-respecting emcee, Rae looks down on biting. But Corey takes it a step further, actually commanding people to enlist a firing squad to shoot up his funeral.
3. “House of Flying Daggers”, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2, 2009:
Bury me in Africa with whips and spears and rough diamonds out of Syria
Lou Diamonds doesn’t rock conflict gems, remember?
Anything I missed? Let me know in the comments.