In Miami, Florida at Art Basel 2012 legendary New York native and hip hop pioneer, Rakim performed a number of his classic hits such as “Its Been A Long Time” and many more.
Complex & Reebok takes a look back at the career and also check in with the God mc himself to see what’s going on now. The doc features words from the likes of Bill Adler, Complex EIC Noah Callahan-Bever, and DJ Premier, weigh in on the MC’s contributions to hip-hop history.
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Rakim ain’t no joke. After a historic performance of the rap classic Paid In Full, from front to back, Rakim Allah sat down to build with Okayplayer TV backstage. Besides teasing not one but TWO new projects–his own solo album and a Paid In Full 25th Anniversary LP–Rakim shared his thoughts on the live aspets of hip-hop. His own emphasis on lyricism (“”) is maybe not surprising,coming from the original rapper’s rapper. But what did surprise us was when Ra shared his vision that live instrumentation is the future of hip-hop, expressing a slightly wistful note that more bands hadn’t followed in The Roots footsteps: “I was hoping to see an explosion of that…” It’s not too late, y’all. Watch the magic unfold above and then go pick up a pen. Or a saxophone.
Rakim spoke to montreality in a interview with the god emcee in montreal canada. The God Mc’s speaks about who God is, the last time he spoke to Eric B., His Top 5 DOA rappers, his upcoming studio album, A$AP Rocky and more. (more…)
Video pf Rakim the God MC performing Art Of Rap Freestylye for Ice-T latest documentary ‘Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap,. The film hits theaters this Friday June 15th. (more…)
Rakim is performing Tonight @Le Poisson Rouge get their early.
LADIES: $10 (ON GUEST LIST) / GUYS: $10 til 2AM, $15 AFTER (ON GUEST LIST)
GENERAL ADMISSION: LADIES $15 / GUYS $20
Le Poisson Rouge – 158 Bleecker St. (bet. Sullivan & Thompson) NYC
Crowds poured into London’s Hammersmith Apollo on May 10, 2011 for a historic Hip Hop show with legends Rakim, De la Soul and Blackstar coming together onstage for the experience that was Science of Speech. Stay tuned for SoulCulture TV’s exclusive coverage of the event, capturing live performances of iconic classics and backstage antics caught on our AAA roams.
Performance Via :westnyc.com
KarmaloopTV gets an exclusive inside interview with the God MC himself, Rakim Allah, and DJ Aaron Lacrate, on the day of the 25th anniversary of Paid in Full. We ride fly in a party bus, and talk 2012 and the end of the world, street wear, and favorite sneakers.
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Swizz Beatz feat. Rakim – King Tut