Rakim Wants Young Hip-Hop Fans To See The Difference Between Hip-Hop and Rap, Denies ‘Devolution’ Tweet


The hip-hop legend doesn’t knock those who can’t see the difference, but, that is not an excuse. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Last week, unmatched legendary hip-hop duo Eric B. and Rakim triggered an eruption of debates when their verified Twitter account tweeted the following statement in regards to the current state of the hip-hop […]

Rakim Sets The World on Fire With Tweets About Today’s Rap Music

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Rakim is not rocking with today’s hip-hop scene. The Goat emcee and one half of the legendary DJ/Rapper duo Eric B & Rakim, took to Twitter on Tuesday to – with as much detail as possible and taking full advantage of the extended character count– make his opinion on the rap scene today known. “You […]

The Source Exclusive: Rakim On 30 Years In Hip-Hop & Being The God MC

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Words By Zoe Zorka Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Over the past four decades, hip-hop has risen from an obscure genre to a dominating force of western culture. The Source was lucky enough to sit down with the original God-MC, hip-hop legend Rakim, following a recent show at Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City in […]

Happy Birthday to The First Hip-Hop President

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While many a millennial might think that Barack Obama was the first Hip-Hop president, The Source better! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Today, Hip-Hop celebrates the life of Louis Eric Barrier (born 8 November 1965), the world came to his as Eric B. He represents one half arguably the most acclaimed duo in hip hop, […]

Behind The Scenes: Rap Legends Come Out to The Art Of Rap at Kings Theater in Brooklyn

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Photos by Stella Magloire Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information November 4th, Kings Theater hosted the Art of Rap concert showcasing some of Hip-Hops legends. Brooklyn’s own Big Daddy Kane and Strong Island’s god-emcee, Rakim touched the stage and created pure magic. But they weren’t the only show stoppers: Raekwon and Ghostface Killah from The Wu-Tang […]

Highlights From The 13th Annual Hip Hop Festival Finale Concert

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Brooklyn Bodega, Inc. and The Bodega Agency held the The 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival finale concert on July 16th 2017 in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information There were performances by Denzil Porter, Malik The Drummer, Oswin Benjamin, Oshun, Bobbito Garcia, DJ Mr Cee and more. The LOX also hit the stage and […]

Eric B and Rakim Announced Paid In Full 30th Anniversary Concert

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Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full album shook the Earth in 1987. July 7th they will remind people of just that, when they celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary with a “one night only” performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They promised some famous friends will be in the house as well, joining them on stage. This […]

Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. Shows His Love for Hip Hop

Today the office of Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., and the office of Vanessa L. Gibson launched Global Hip Hop Day with a Proclamation Ceremony unveiling “Hip Hop Boulevard” at the birthplace of hip hop, 1520 Sedgwick ave. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Bronx BP, Ruben Diaz Jr. showed his love for hip hop by […]

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival Line Up Announced Featuring The Lox, Rakim And More


Yes, Hip Hop fans; it’s that time of year again! Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The good people at Brooklyn Bodega have secured the lineup for the 13th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival set to take place June 10-16 2017. Hosted by the legendary Ralph McDaniels and Torae, this year’s festival boasts the lies of […]

No, Eric B and Rakim Did Not Endorse Donald Trump

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This weekend, fans were surprised to hear a Donald Trump endorsement from Eric B and Rakim on Twitter, reports Baller Alert. The duo cleared up any confusion today, citing the work of hackers. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The verified account for the collective Eric B and Rakim began commenting on the 2016 presidential election […]

Rakim Drops New “So Unjust” Visual Featuring “Ragga” Marley


When the God speaks, people listen. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Legendary emcee Rakim appears on Stephen “Ragga” Marley‘s new Revelation Pt. II: “The Fruit of Life album and drops a plethora of knowledge and wisdom on the song “So Unjust”, which also features Canadian MC Kardinal Offishall. Displaying his extraordinary lyrical prowess, Rakim sets […]

Rakim Talks Breakout Track, “Eric B. Is President”

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In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Eric B. Is President,” Rakim is currently traveling from city to city on his “Paid in Full” tour. The MC also announced he would perform the 1987 debut album in its entirety on May 26 at Park West in Chicago. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In an interview with […]

Masters of Ceremony Recap at NJPAC!

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Friday night the Masters of Ceremony Series presented by Adam Torres Concerts turned NJPAC into an official trip down hip hop memory lane! KRS-One, The Lox, Ja Rule, Rakim, Mad Lion, Lords of the Underground and Black Moon took us back to the golden era performing hit after hit to a very enthusiastic sold out […]

Masters of Ceremony Recap at Radio City Music Hall!

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Saturday night Radio City Music Hall in NYC was on fire as they hosted the spectacular Master’s of Ceremony concert featuring some of hip hop’s hottest legends. Shabba Ranks, The LOX, Rakim, Ma$e, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Brand Nubian and Das EFX performed their hits from the golden era to a packed house. The […]