When Raekwon teamed up with Nas on Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, hip-hop heads were expecting “Verbal Intercourse 2.0.” That’s a normal reaction. Funny thing about great MCs like Shallah Rae and Esco? They rarely crib from themselves and they live to defy expectations. While “Rich & Black” may not go down as a classic cut like “Verbal Intercourse,” it’s a strong collaboration that boldly ventures outside a proven formula. Press play to watch Rae talk about the thought process behind “Rich & Black” in this Hip-Hop Shop interview.