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Before Gaining Knowledge Of Self, Rakim Caught His First Gun Charge at 12 Years Old

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Everyone is raving about Rakim Allah’s new memoir/ writing manual: Sweat The Technique: Revelations on Creativity from The Lyrical Genius. There are so many levels to the book that has everyone talking, but most surprisingly fans are allowed into the reclusive world of  “The god Emcee.” READ MORE: Exclusive: Here’s Your First Look at the Cover […]

Rakim Proves His Technique Is Still Sharp in Moving Tiny Desk Concert

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Despite the fact that back in 1992, Rakim Allah told you and me “Don’t Sweat the Technique,” it is apparent that his skill set is certainly something to break a sweat about. In lieu of dropping his new single “King’s Paradise,” the God MC delivered a nostalgic performance on NPR‘s Tiny Desk Concert series last […]

Eric B. and Rakim Are Heading On Their First Tour In 25 Years, The Technique Tour

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The new generation of classic hip-hop fans will now get the chance to experience the groovy showmanship of hip-hop’s greatest duo, Eric B. and Rakim. This morning, the legendary golden era collective’s verified Twitter account revealed the duo will go on tour this year, along down the U.S. route. “We #TakingBackTwitter and that’s just the […]

Happy Birthday To The God MC: Rakim Allah

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Today, we acknowledge the date of birth of an emcee whose innovative skill set in the beginning of hip-hop’s true golden era changed the blueprint for the hip-hop emcee…forever, Rakim Allah. In a highly composed and reserved manner, Rakim pioneered the use of compound rhyming by using words that have two or more syllables in one […]

Watch KRS-One Interview Rakim About The Origin Of His Rhyme Style

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In a moment that has only been described as “surreal”, the “Blastmaster” KRS-One interviews arguably the greatest emcee of all time; Rakim Allah. The BDP general delves into the genesis of the “R”‘s distinguishable lyrical flow, that Ra admits that he borrowed from John Coltrane, who Rakim was influenced by as a young sax player. […]