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Rakim Rocks Out With Linkin Park on ‘Guilty All the Same’

Hip-hop meets rock once again on Linkin Park's guitar-shredding new song 'Guilty All the Same,' which features the legendary God MC Rakim.

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20 Most Stylish Rappers of All Time

Just as important as charisma, rhymes and beats, personal style is one of the most important elements of a rapper's allure. An MC must also have impeccable taste to really flourish in the visual world of hip-hop. But following popular trends and bragging about brand names isn't enough to earn a spot in our Style Hall of Fame.

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Rakim to Perform at Carnegie Hall for Hip-Hop Save Lives Event

Rakim is set to perform on the greatest stage in New York City. The legendary rap god (sorry, Eminem) will headline the "Let's Take It Higher" benefit concert at Carnegie Hall on Nov. 3.

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DMX & Rakim – ‘Don’t Call Me’ Feat. Shontelle & Aleks D.

Did you ever think you would hear a collaboration between DMX and Rakim in 2013? No? Neither did we, but here we are with 'Don't Call Me.'

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Rakim, I Am Hip Hop Icon Award: Rapper Gives Inspiring Acceptance Speech — Video

Rakim, who's usually tight-lipped when he's not behind the mic, had many words to share when accepting the I Am Hip Hop Icon award at Tuesday night's (Oct. 9) BET Hip Hop Awards. During his acceptance

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Kanye West Teams With Skrillex, Brandy Talks Kim Kardashian, Drake Beats Jay-Z & More

In a recent interview, dubstep king Skrillex revealed that he has co-produced the first song on Kanye West's new album. Weird.

Meanwhile, according to Brandy, her brother Ray J "opened the door" for West's current flame Kim Kardashian. Chec

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Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ 25 Years Later: 10 Best Lyrics Off the Album

July 7, 1987. Eric B. and Rakim released what would eventually be one of hip-hop's most classic works to date. The duo's Paid in Full LP was a 10-track opus that defined the climate of hip-hop at the time.

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Prodigy Reveals His Top Five Favorite Black Artists for Black Music Month

Mobb Deep's Prodigy celebrates Black Music Month 365 days a year. The veteran rapper has roots deeply embedded in music, which go way beyond hip-hop -- from his grandmother's legendary dance academy to learning about new singers from his father when he was a kid. As a result, pursuing his craft as an entertainer himself wa

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25 Best Collaboration Videos

Even though a solo single gives an artist their time to shine, sometimes there's nothing better than the perfect collaboration. In celebration of the hip-hop and R&B artists who have opened the velvet rope and added musical peers to their song guest list, the BoomBox put together 25 favorite video collaborations, in no particular order. Fr

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Rakim Performs With Roots for ‘Paid in Full’ 25th Anniversary

When Rakim took the stage at New York City's Blue Note Jazz Club on Wednesday night (June 22), to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his masterful 1986 album 'Paid in Full,' he brought the Roots along for the ride, tapping the esteemed band to assist him in taki

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