He feels that hip hop music is in good hands with those two.
The God takes over Manhattan.
The legends meet the legend.
When the God speaks, you should listen.
With DMX's special appearance on Dr. Phil set for tomorrrow, No Mystery Studios liberates a track that features X alongside Rakim. Yeah, not after the confusion wears off, click play on the Shontelle and Aleks D-assisted "Don't Call Me" and praise/complain in the comments. The song is also on iTunes if you'd like to own
Holding court in Red Hook Park, the living legend headlined the Lyricist Lounge-presented free summer concert (side note: things like this is why New York wins) and Dallas Penn - in all his hilarious glory - was on hand to catch the entire thing. Check out his recap.
Ready for your "vintage rap song" of the day? According to producer Dominic Owen, this track - recorded originally in 1995 - would ultimately become "When I'm Flowin'" from Rakim's 1997 solo debut, The 18th Letter. PREVIOUS: Rakim – Bring It On [Unreleased]
The GOD MC recently held a lecture for Red Bull Music Academy in NYC, alongside triple OG Chairman Mao (what's up sir!) where he broke down his lyricism, how "Don't Sweat the Technique" came about, getting a lot of his inspiration from Jazz and much more. Over an hour and some change of nothing but
Though originally slated to appear on Rakim's Seventh Seal album but never lived on it due to sample clearance issues, Marco Polo liberates the Rakim-assisted "What's Wrong" which will appear on his upcoming free Newport Authority 2 project.
Big Daddy Kane sits down with FUSE to talk about his influence on the younger generation*, meeting Dave Chappelle, the challenges he faced trying to shop Jay-Z to music execs, performing at the Inaugural Ball and more. * During his interview with MTV, Pusha T speaks on BDK's "Wrath of Kane" being a huge influence
Thanks to Sherman over at UHTN, we can now enjoy another previously vaulted track from the God MC. PREVIOUS: Rakim – New York To Cali [Unreleased]
"It's Been A Long Time" & "Paid In Full" Now this is sickness. During Art Basel this past weekend in Florida, AO backed up the legendary microphone fiend during their show at The Stage. Check out some of the highlights up top and down bottom.
The ineffable Marley Marl recreates Eric B. Is President which was originally released in '86. In the O.G. sessions, Marl explains that Eric B was supposed to bring a special MC who ultimately never showed (rumors say that person was supposed to have been Freddie Foxx). Instead, the God Rakim Allah showed up and recorded