“The God Emcee,” Rakim returns with his first official single, “Be Ill,” and project in 15-years, showing the world his “G.O.D.” status extends to more than just lyricism.


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Alongside, Eric B and as a solo-artist, Rakim has released a total of seven studio albums.  Now, along with the release of his new single, Be Ill,” featuring Kurupt and Masta Killa, Rakim has also announced his new project, G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth), will be released on 7-26-24.  G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth) is also the first project that is entirely produced by the God himself.

With “Be Ill,” Rakim holds down vocals, production and cuts, and he is joined by Dogg Pound and Wu-Tang contemporaries Kurupt and Masta Killa.  “Be Ill” is now available at all DSP’s.  The video for “Be Ill” will be released on 6-21.24 at 10 am EST and will be premiered by Rolling Stone at 8 am EST.  The video provides the viewer a golden-era esque time capsule for when all you needed to showcase your skills were two turntables and a microphone.  Rakim, Kurupt and Masta Killa all shine in their very unique ways throughout the Rakim produced soundscape, and it serves as a further reminder that it was Rakim’s production that brought to life previous classics such as “Juice” (Know The Ledge), “Don’t Sweat The Technique,” “Paid In Full,” and so many others. 

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G.O.D.s’ Network (Reb7rth) will feature collaborations with Nipsey Hussle, DMX, B.G., Method Man, Prodigy, 38 Spesh, Kurupt, Masta Killa, Skyzoo, Kool G Rap, Joell Ortiz, KXNG Crooked, Planet Asia and more. 

Rakim fans worldwide can rejoice that G.O.D.s Network (Reb7rth) will be released in all formats; including Digital, CD, Cassette, and 12” and 7” Vinyl via www.rakimpresents.com and courtesy of Holy Toledo Productions/Compound Interest Entertainment/RRC Music and 1332 Records.

While the world enjoys the first new Rakim single, and eagerly awaits the release date for his new project, fans can catch him performing live throughout the U.S. until the end of the year in support of G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth).  In addition, to debuting new material, Rakim will also be performing all of the classics from his beloved catalog.

Rakim’s G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth) will be released on 7-26-24. 

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