A Short Film Documenting Rakim’s Historic Career (Video)

blame it on Shake July 13, 2012

On June 12th, Rakim brought his signature realness to Joe’s Pub in NYC as part of the Reebok Classics hip hop legends concert series. And as a bonus, Reebok Classics and Complex released a 2dope documentary that documents the historic career of the legendary emcee. If you have any interest in hip hop at all, I advise you to sit down for 9.5 minutes and watch. Also, on August 20th Reebok Classics will be having a surprise show in Las Vegas. For your chance to win tickets click here.

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  • Druggid

    Always good to see HipHop honor the greats. Kids these days need to learn some more about the history of HipHop.


    What kind of speakers are behind him?

  • balanced4life

    Co-sign “when the base-line drops on Juice, everybody knows the lyrics.” I wore that cassette out!

  • Legendary

  • Mike

    He doesn’t have to go pop. But I think he should stay relevant. I’m not dogging Rakim cause he is absolutely one of the best to ever spit. But I don’t think you can be THE greatest if you’re irrelevant (while not being retired[key point]).

  • chronwell

    Very informative documentary.Rakim revolutionized the art of rhyming by introducing that multi syllable rhyme scheme. Him,Eric and Marley changed the way ppl did beats when they sampled James! They changed the look with the Gucci leathers, the chains and the mean mugs in the pictures. He brought spirituality and blackness outta the speakers. Big time respect to this American hero!

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  • rock

    God MC. No on colder on the mic. Ever.

  • Waine06

    Absolutely the Best that Ever Blessed a Mic… No Competition…