Rakim joined The Roots on stage at the Blue Note in NYC to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Eric B and Rakim’s seminal Paid In Full LP, performing the entire album for a live audience. In the above clip, Rakim and Black Thought talk about the collaboration.
Swizzy’s Monster Mondays is in effect…. With Rakim, too? Oh my god. LISTEN: Swizz Beatz – “King Tut” (feat. Rakim) Swizz Beatz – “King Tut” (feat. Rakim)
Rakim speaks to Sway @ Rock The Bells, discussing an early version of “Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em” that might have sparked a beef with Big Daddy Kane. He also discusses his favorite rappers of today’s generation.
The “18th Letter” discusses Nas, as well as his own collaboration with a certain son of Bob Marley.
Do you listen to Poetical Prophets, Brick City Kids, Original Flavor, Ricky D, Kid Wizard Rakim, Simply II Positive, or Darkman X? You probably do, but just don’t know it yet. A blog called Onetwann digs into the archives and unearths a treasure trove of lost pre-major label demos from the likes of Jay-Z, Slick [cont.]
Quick interview with Rakim where he talks about who his favorite artist is in the game right now.
Last week we showed you The 20 Most Embarrassing Sellout Moments In Hip-Hop History. On the flipside of that coin, there have been some dope moments when rappers starred in commercials for products, many times the commercials themselves more memorable than the items they were pushing. Let’s take a look….. 20. Lil Jon + Subway [cont.]
It’s been ten years since Rakim – known to many as the greatest emcee of all time – has dropped an album. His last LP was during the post-Biggie jiggy era, where he found solace among the production of Clark Kent and DJ Premier, both whom helped him stay true to his craft, while also [cont.]
“It’s been long time, since I left you, without a dope beat to step to.” Isn’t the truth, it’s been nine long years since we have heard from the god Rakim. So when “It’s Nothing”, the first single from Live Lost And Found was leaked, you can imagine the excitement from this kid, a student of the 90’s era of [cont.]
LOS ANGELES, CA – Dr. Dre told members of the press this past Monday that he would put the finishing touches on Rakim’s long-awaited Aftermath debut, Oh My God, right after he finishes this game of Tetris. However, reports on the contrary say otherwise. In a recent interview this afternoon, Rakim told Hot97 that Dr. [cont.]
LIMBO – After being vanquished to the fiery depths of limbo by the god Rakim in the “Guess Who’s Back” video, the demon incarnate, Halphas Dux made a statement on Saturday swearing his revenge. The statement, which appeared as an astral projection with scary booing noises, was as follows: “FOOLISH INFIDELS BEHOLD! You haven’t seen [cont.]
Among hip-hop enthusiasts, Rakim is looked at as THE pioneer of the new school, and perhaps the greatest lyricist of all time. Once paired with DJ Eric. B, the two dropped four arguably classic albums before The R went solo two years ago. His last album, Book Of Life was a series of hit & miss [cont.]
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