Steve Rifkind on Dropping Raekwon’s Cuban Linx, Wu-Tang’s Second Album

Famed music executive Steve Rifkind spoke about his massive success with Wu-Tang during an exclusive interview with VladTV, as he explained they were the first group to get him his first big check. Afterward, Steve said he renegotiated his deal with RCA and signed Big Pun.

When asked about signing Pun, Steve revealed that he didn’t hear the late rapper perform in person, and he signed him off of a freestyle. It was during this time that “Still Not a Player” came out, and Steve told DJ Vlad that the track and video were finished within 48 hours of him hearing the song.

To hear more of what Steve had to say, hit the above clip.


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