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 cinematically epic beat from Needlz, Rakim drops his version of money making music, explaining the current state of the game with astounding clarity: “They say don’t let money make you / but that’s how they rate you / and the more you got the more they hate you.” The man’s a legend for a reason. Joining Rakim on Walk These Streets are the vocals of newcomer Tracey Horton and New York mainstay Maino, who gives the track a serious old-school meets new-school vibe. Any way you cut it, Rakim’s still an elite rapper more than 20 years after he first joined the game. After numerous delays, The Seventh Seal is slated to finally drop in mid-November.
Written by Nathan S. on 10/8/09
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