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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


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'


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


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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Rakim Says New York Killed Hip-Hop

In a recent interview with Connecticut's Hot 93.7, Rakim discussed the current state of the rap game, and the role New York plays.

"There is a certain realm of hip-hop and you might have to blame that on New York," Rakim told radio personality Jenny Boom Boom. "New York is responsible for bringing that raw, that real

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New Releases: Rap Pioneer Rakim Delivers ‘The Archive: Live, Lost and Found’

Here's a little something for the real hip-hop heads. Legendary rapper Rakim's latest release, 'The Archive: Live, Lost & Found,' features a little bit of everything from one of rap's pioneers. The new album includes live performances, unrelea

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