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Eric B. & Rakim Joining Long Island’s Music Hall of Fame

Golden age rap group Eric B. & Rakim will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame next month, an honor which they will share with fellow inductees LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Steve Martin, Lou Reid, Barbra Streisand and man

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Jay Electronica Says LL Cool J Inspired Him to ‘Heal’

When Jay Electronica spit rhymes like "N---- I was homeless/ Fightin', shootin' dice, smokin weed on the corners/ Tryna find the meaning of life in a Corona" on the lauded track 'Exhibit C,' listeners felt the pain of his past ills. They quickly propelled the track to the Top 10 of the

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Top Ten Hip-Hop Soundtracks of the ’90s

In the '90s, every hip-hop-themed movie had its own original soundtrack. Classics like 'Colors,' 'Boyz N the Hood' and 'Menace II Society' came strapped with sound pieces that matched the tone of th

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Rock the Bells Recruits Wu-Tang Clan, Slick Rick and Rakim for Full Album Sets

As has been the tradition for the previous two years, Rock the Bells organizers Guerilla Union and this year's headliners gathered at Los Angeles' Key Club to unfurl plans for hip-hop's biggest festival

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Toure’s Top Five Emcees

Who's the best of the best? Over the past few months, Touré, host of Fuse's 'Hip-Hop Shop,' has given us his top five Southern MCs, West Coast MCs and female MCs. But this week he tosses aside gender, genre, region

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Rakim Recalls Moment Kool G Rap Was Punched in Face at Tour Stop

Eric B. & Rakim were rap legends both on and off the record.

While Eric B. was best known for his street rep, Rakim was well-respected for his handwork, in his own right. Unfortunately, according to a recent interview with Rakim, Kool G

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Rakim Responds to Nas’ ‘Unauthorized Biography’ Track

Legendary emcee Rakim is speaking out on Nas track 'Unauthorized Biography of Rakim,' which is a tale of his life story. The verdict? Rakim is on the fence, but leaning toward the side of not feeling the song. Although the t

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Rakim to Release New Album, ‘The Seventh Seal’

It's been nearly 10 years since Rakim dropped his last album, 'The Master,' but now his long-awaited return is finally upon us.

The god Rakim Allah will finally be releasing his aptly titled seventh album, 'The Seventh Seal,' on November 17, via his own label, Ra Records. Two songs from the set can be found streaming on the rapper's MySpace page, 'Holy Are You'

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Say What! — Ghostface Bigs Up Billy Joel & Bob Dylan + More

Ghostface discussed his influences with the NY Times. Naturally he mentioned Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and The Boss. " got that voice, that , voice voice, I like him, I like Billy Joel. Remember "Uptown girl"? I loved that. Bob Dylan, he had a nice joint

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Rakim Gives His Take on Hottest MCs of 2009

Rakim, the original God MC, is back and arguably just as ferocious as ever. Prepping for the Oct. 20 release of his new album 'The Seventh Seal,' the man himself sat down with MTV News for a little state of the union address.

"You gotta give

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