Rakim - Best New Songs, Albums, & Features

Listen to the best new songs and albums from Rakim as well as features written by the DJ Booth Staff. Last updated on March 12, 2013

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Artist: Marco Polo
Featuring: Rakim
Veteran producer Marco Polo and living rap legend Rakim have been feeling a little down lately. What’s Wrong, you ask? A whole lot of sh*t, as it turns out—and on this freshly-released cut, an outtake from... More
Posted one year ago
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Rakim - Bring It On Artwork
Artist: Rakim
Every artist claims to have a “vault” of unreleased music. Album cuts, unfinished records, remixes, reprises, you name it. Fortunately for us, the vault in which Bring It On was extracted from just so happens to belong to... More
Posted one year ago
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Swizz Beatz ft. Rakim - King Tut Artwork
Featuring: Rakim
I’m not going to front. Swizz Beatz has been the target of a few of my jokes over the last few months as his, um, subpar rapping skills (Lord, Lord, Lord) and often repetitive production (Gucci Time) have popped up on our... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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Meet Rap’s Mt. Rusmore

Today is President's Day, a day to reflect on the long history of men who have helped shape America into the greatest, and most humble, nation on Earth. But if we were to erect a Mt. Rushmore or rap, whose faces belong there?... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Artist: Rakim
Nothing beats the feeling of hearing a master emcee tear up the mic and, though rap legend Rakim‘s third solo album fell short of the transcendent experience many were hoping for, its best tracks still packed that... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Rakim  - The Seventh Seal Cover
Artist: Rakim
Before Rakim there was no rap. Or more accurately, there was rap, but not in the form we know today. In the early ‘80s hip-hop was dominated by DJs, with emcees a distant second, but then Rakim and his partner Erik B.... More
Posted 4 years ago
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Artist: Rakim
Featuring: Maino
When one of the greatest emcees to ever pick up a mic drops a new track, you listen. The incomparable Rakim is back with the second single off his new album The Seventh Seal, the pounding Walk These Streets. Over a... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Artist: Rakim
Raving about how large an influence Rakim‘s had on hip-hop (extremely large), and how long heads been waiting for a new album (ever since The 18th Letter dropped in ‘99) would be a textbook case of preaching to... More
Posted 5 years ago
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Paid Dues Underground Hip Hop Festival Kicks Off In New York [Exclusive Coverage]

By David Ponte New York -- DJBooth was in attendance last Wednesday, as the SanDisk Paid Dues concert series kicked off in New York City. Located in the heart of Times Square, the relatively small Nokia Theatre played host... More
Posted 6 years ago
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Legendary MC Rakim to Release “Live, Lost & Found” on March 4

New York, NY -- Legendary lyricist Rakim is set to release a brand new album titled Live, Lost & Found on March 4th, 2008. Live, Lost & Found features four previously unreleased tracks, including the new single “It’s... More
Posted 6 years ago
 

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