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  Rakim - Music Downloads - Online
Where many MCs of the time developed their technique through improvisational battles, Rakim was among the first to demonstrate the possibilities of sitting down and writing intricately crafted lyrics packed with clever word choices and metaphors (of course, he also had the delivery to articulate them).
Both Eric B. and Rakim expressed interest in recording solo albums to one another, but the former, fearful of being abandoned by his partner when their contract was up, refused to sign the release.
That led to their breakup in 1992, and Rakim spent a substantial amount of time in the courts, handling the legal fallout between himself, his ex-partner, and their ex-label, MCA.
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 Rakim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eric B. and Rakim subsequently became one of the most well-known and influential groups to emerge from hip hop's so-called "Golden Age" (1986-1993), with many of their tracks becoming hip hop classics, including "Follow The Leader", "Paid In Full", "Eric B Is President", "Microphone Fiend", and "Don't Sweat the Technique".
Rakim's use of metaphor and elaborate phrasing (in contrast to previous hip hop's relatively simple lyricism) was also extremely influential, with Pitchfork Media critic Jess Harvell writing in 2005 that "Rakim's innovation was applying a patina of intellectual detachment to rap's most sacred cause: talking shit about how you're a better rapper than everyone else.
In general for example, Rakim as a rapper represented the spitirtual or moral teacher, the audience that was to be entertained were his students and the rappers he lyrically disposed of represented those who were willfully opposed to the path of wisdom (life wisdom).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rakim   (1245 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Rakim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim is one of the early rappers but at the same time he, in a way, invented the new era.
Rakim is the nephew of RandB star Ruth Brown and became involved in the rap scene at a young age.
Rakim left (or was dropped) from the label in 2003, a result of creative differences, and now seems to be semi-retired.
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 Dr.Dre.4t.com - Rakim Biography
Between 1987 and 1992, Rakim released four influential albums in partnership with Eric B that have accorded him the status of one of rap's greatest figureheads.
Rakim, who in the late '80s and early '90s helped lay the groundwork for contemporary hip-hop via his work on such albums as Paid in Full (1987) and Follow the Leader (1988) with his partner, Eric B., now plans to issue a new solo LP on Aftermath next year.
Rakim's new album, slated to hit stores in spring, will feature production work from Dr. Dre, DJ Premier of Gang Starr and Mel Man, one of Dr. Dre's production protégés, according to David Saslow, a publicist for Interscope Records, the parent company to Aftermath.
www.angelfire.com /nb/aftermathzone/rakimbiography.htm   (481 words)

 MTV News | Rakim Baffled By His Arrest; Wondered, 'Should I Dash?'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim's only goal was to smash NYC and reciprocate some love to the fans who have supported him through the years.
Rakim said no one could produce documentation of an arrest warrant, but he paid in excess of $2,000 pending the resolution of the case and was released.
Rakim, who currently lives with his girlfriend and their three children, says he's going to be more present in his other child's life.
www.mtv.com /news/articles/1486722/20040430/story.jhtml   (1051 words)

 NME.COM - News - DRE JOB FOR RAKIM?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Legendary rapper Rakim is set to become the latest signing to hip-hop super-producer Dr.
Rakim, best known for the four albums he recorded in tandem with DJ Eric B between 1986 and 1992, has been a solo artist since splitting with Eric in the mid-'90s, and has released two LPs, under his own name, 'The 18th Letter' and 'The Master'.
The two men are known to be great admirers of each other's work, Rakim saying in a 1995 interview with Hip-Hop Connection magazine that "Dre's been putting the word out that he wants to do some beats for me", and expressing his hopes that this would happen at some stage.
www.nme.com /news/rakim/4757   (318 words)

 IndieSent Exposure Presents - Reviews: Rakim - The 18th Letter Voice Review
Rakim has haunted hiphop in those five years, becoming by design or accident a more formidable presence in his absence than if he'd stuck it out during the gangsta derailment.
Rakim is cool in the classical mode, a way of being defined not by hip detachment but artfulness, self-sufficiency, and critical introspection.
Rakim stokes our heroic fantasies of a market-free hiphop because he made his bones the old-fashioned, pre-MTV way, when skillz and street sales gripped Eric B. and Rakim a reputed million-dollar one-off deal with Island at a time when major labels didn't want the word hiphop whispered in their presence.
www.indiesent.com /rakim2.html   (1157 words)

 Rakim Tickets,Rakim Concert Tickets at StubHub!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim concert tickets are available, and this living legend of rap and hip hop has been active on the music scene for over 20 years.
Rakim is credited by many as the pioneer who ushered in a new direction for rap and hip hop with his metaphorical style in his lyrics and the speed of his overall delivery.
He got into the hip hop scene early, and by the time he was a teenager he was known for his ability to mix the rhythm of jazz instruments into his lyrics, which was a major departure from "traditional" rap at the time.
www.stubhub.com /rakim-tickets/?ticket_finder=1125   (548 words)

 World's Best Source For That Ol' Boom Bap
Rakim - Well the album didn't drop till I was in the 12th grade and I been rhymin' since the 4th or 5th grade.
Rakim - What it did for a while was it slowed down the view for the viewers as far as what's going on and what's hip and what ain't hip.
Rakim - What it was with me back in the day was I was always quiet and to myself and when I got in the industry I was the same way.
www.thaformula.com /rakim_-_tha_return_of_tha_mic_god_-_part_1.htm   (3643 words)

 Rakim - Rap Dictionary
During the 1980s, Eric B. and Rakim released a number of very influental songs to the hip hop scene.
Rakim was dropped from the label in 2003.
He was released the next day but due to the warrant, that night's performance in Manhattan concert hall had to be canceled much to the chagrin of his fans.
www.rapdict.org /Rakim   (276 words)

 Rakim – Music at Last.fm
Rakim (full name Rakim Allah), born on Long Island, New York is an African-American rapper.
He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rappers in hip hop history, and as having revolutionized hip hop lyricism with his complex flow, elaborate metaphors and rapid delivery.
Rakim might not be making music anymore, but if they are, you can help keep other users informed by adding new events when they're announced.
www.last.fm /music/Rakim   (286 words)

 HalftimeOnline.com » Rakim
Rakim: Eric B knew Magic and Marley Marl so when he came to my crib he was saying he knew Magic and Marley two big radio personalities in NY.
Rakim was asked about a battle that supposedly took place back in the day between the Love Brothers and Supreme Force squad.
Rakim is on tour and could not be reached for comment.
halftimeonline.com /hip-hop-icon-series/rakim-2   (2451 words)

 Amazon.com: Paid in Full: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim's lyrics still sound ten times as fresh as 90% of today's rappers, and Eric B's bass and sample heavy grooves are still enough to make my head bob every time.
Rakim made a lot of rappers go back to the lab and rethink their approach to the game.
Pretty much every rapper that came after Rakim was compared to him, flow wasn't even considered important before he arrived, he became the benchmark for everyone else, and when Nas arrived he was claimed as the "New Rakim".
www.amazon.com /Paid-Full-Eric-B-Rakim/dp/B000005HSR   (2978 words)

 Eric B. & Rakim : iSOUND.COM™ 2.2
Eric B and Rakim are partly responsible for elevating hip-hop from a guy doing call and response at the party, into a real art involving deep, rapid-fire lyrics that take skill to deliver.
Eric B and Rakim also signified the ideal relationship between a rapper and a DJ -- they worked together as a team and showed that this kind of compilmentary partnership can bring both much further along than if they were simply being "produced" in some studio.
Some of the tracks by Eric B and Rakim are classics due to their impact on hip-hop history, such as "Paid in Full" or "I Know You Got Soul" from their first album.
www.isound.com /eric_b_and_rakim   (282 words)

 Rakim Says Upcoming Album Ready by Summer
Yeah rakim and dre seem like a good match but oh well im still lookin forward to rah's cd but summer is to long away lolol.
Rakim's album this time will be sick of course lyrically but his beatz need a monotone sound 2 cater 2 his delivery.
Rakim is more than an entertainer, rakim is an exceptional werdsmif and i want 2 hear eminem and rakim on a track.
www.nobodysmiling.com /hiphop/news/85745.php   (1249 words)

 Rakim News - Page 2
Rakim, Woof Pac, DJ Kid Capri, One.belo and Guilty Simpson, Friday, Fine Arts Theatre: Rakim, who is headlining this show, is the center of modern hip-hop -- he is a young legend whose music is the blueprint...
Rapper Rakim is set to launch his 22-date U.S. tour later this month when the influential musician performs at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia.
Rakim is preparing to release his third solo album, "The Seventh Seal," this summer, the rapper revealed last night at fashion designer Mark Ecko's Save the Rhinos concert in New York's Central Park.
www.topix.net /who/rakim/page2   (929 words)

 Amazon.ca: 18th Letter/Book Of Life Grea: Music: Rakim (With Eric B.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim's impressive comeback album serves as reminder that he possesses one of the most thrilling voices in hip hop.
Rakim had been in the game for 11 years and was not looking at the rap industry from the same perspective as Puff Daddy and Wu-tang.
Rakim has a certain confidence about his style of rapping that shows and proves that he is the best rapper that ever was and the best rapper that ever will be.
www.amazon.ca /18th-Letter-Book-Life-Grea/dp/B000005B0O   (1976 words)

 Amazon.com: The 18th Letter: Music: Rakim   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim's delivery, whether it was on the laid back "Mahogany", the rapid fire "Follow the Leader", or the mid-tempo groove of "My Melody", was always on the mark and Eric B.'s turntable work as well as his creative sampling provided the perfect accompaniment.
Rakim's next release The Master, which would subsequently bomb on the charts, is actually a much better album.
Rakim's solo effort, The 18th Letter, isn't as funky or groovy as his group projects, but there's some surprises here for new listeners.
www.amazon.com /18th-Letter-Rakim/dp/B000005B0R   (1682 words)

 Rakim : Bios: Lyrics & Tabs Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim guitar tabs, guitar chords, bass tabs, drum tabs and Rakim lyrics are sorted alphabetically.
Build your own Library of Rakim lyrics and Rakim tabs and chat with band members, tabbers and songwriters in our active community.
Seeking to rectify the latter situation, Rakim signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label in 2001, and the two began recording a new album early the next year, to be titled Oh My God.
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 Rakim Is Back
The only info Eric gave up was that last time he spoke to 'The R' which he was working on an album that he had started 3 years ago....
Rakim's voice doesn't sound as deep and it sounded a bit sped up..
I wound up be able to tell it was Rakim because of the things he said in his rhymes like 'being forever the 18th letter'...
www.daveyd.com /rakimnews.html   (391 words)

 Rakim News
rakim should stick bring mature content, and 70s sensi...
Music history was made last night in New York City when artists Kanye West, Nas, Rakim and KRS-ONE took to the stage together at Nike's celebration of the Air Force 1's 25th year anniversary.
Issue date: 10/19/06 Section: Music Anyone who considers themselves a hip hop fan and is not in touch with the music of Rakim Allah, is in dire need of a musical reeducation.
www.topix.net /who/rakim   (700 words)

 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, Show schedule and ticket information. Ticketing, Box Office
Ask any serious emcee who their influences are, and without a doubt, Rakim Allah will be high on the list.
Rakim's nonstop flows, conceptual lyrics and deadly serious delivery revolutionized the art of emceeing.
One of the most important and esteemed emcees to ever grip a mic, Rakim will forever be credited for taking hip-hop lyricism to a higher level.
www.bbkingblues.com /schedule/moreinfo.cgi?id=3190   (129 words)

 » Rakim That’s Me (Part I) - XXL   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim is no doubt part of the hip hop holy trinity.
I’m a true Rakim and Eric B fan its exciting to hear the god got his own label and trying to get back on top of the game, god keep doing what you do and I’ll be waiting on the new album.
Rakim is the G.O.A.T. first (Eric B. and Rakim) to sign a million dollar deal.
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 Upcoming.org: Rakim at Slim's (Sunday, September 10, 2006)
Rakim is near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MC - perhaps THE greatest - of all time within the hip-hop community.
Back in the mid-'80s, Rakim teamed with Eric B., whose intricately constructed soundscapes made an excellent match for Rakim's more cerebal presence on the mic.
The duo became a sensation in the hip-hop community with classics such as "Paid In Full" and "Follow the Leader." The legacy stopped after 4 albums and Rakim has since pursued a solo career.
upcoming.org /event/87917   (238 words)

Rakim is an Urdu Word Processor, whose editing powers may be limited, but it's great if you are into Urdu WP.
There are other softwares, such as Kaatib, which is just an advanced version of Rakim.
Technically, it is better than Rakim as it has more functions, but what I like is the simplicity of Rakim.
members.tripod.com /pc2pc/rakim.htm   (298 words)

 CMT.com : Rakim : News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Rakim, Common Rock Mics For Rhinos, Freestyle Fiercely For NYC Crowd
Despite Their Split, Rakim Wants Dr. Dre On His New LP
Rakim Says Wait Is Almost Over: Dr. Dre-Produced LP To Drop Soon
www.cmt.com /artists/az/rakim/news.jhtml   (183 words)

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