Happy Birthday Raekwon. Born Corey Woods January 12, 1970. Woods, who is originally from Brooklyn, New York is an original member of the Wu-Tang Clan, the legendary 9-member group based in Staten Island. He began his solo career in 1995 when he dropped his highly anticipated debut Only Built For Cuban Linx. The album debut at #4 on Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart & was certified Gold. It includes the hits Glaciers of Ice, Ice Cream, & Criminology. In 1999 he dropped his follow-up album Immobilarity. This was another Gold seller which includes the single Live From New York. Raekwon has 7 studio albums to date & is still a full-fledged member of Wu-Tang.