DJ Hedpsin – The R Mixtape Vol 1.0

The homie DJ Jr-Flo (Keys N Krates) sent me a link for fellow Eh! Team DJ, DJ Hedspin’s, tribute mix to the God MC, Rakim.  I downloaded it earlier this week but after a listen this morning, I think all 57 readers of KTL should take a listen.  Well executed and thoughtful sequencing.  Tracklisting after the jump.

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Posted on August 27th, 2010

Rakim speaks about Eric B & Kool G Rap

The God MC Rakim talks about breaking up w/ Eric B and ill story about Kool G Rap. I think he ranks up there with Ghostface Killah, Combat Jack, and Dante Ross for crazy and insightful stories. Salute to HHHT for the vid.

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Posted on November 3rd, 2009

Rakim speaks on the “Unauthorized Biography of Rakim”

Rakim speaks about Nas’ “Unauthorized Biograph of Rakim” track off of Street Disciple. Although, as fans, we thought it was cool to see one dope MC biggup another… Ra saw it a little differently. As I learned recently with a DJ who I look up to in the Bay, “There are rules to this sh!t” (c) B.I.G. I tell Nas – take the hit, humble yourself and learn. Spotted at Miss Info.

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Posted on October 29th, 2009

Rakim – Interview with TSS

The homie TC interviewed the God Rakim for another installment of The Smoking Sessions. Ra drops knowledge on he feels about current hip-hop and his role. After watching this interview, his aura and stoic presence would just make me dumbfounded and silent. Sad that I missed him in San Francisco this weekend. Props to those that made it out!

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Posted on October 27th, 2009

Rakim’s “Seventh Seal” – Fall 2008

HHDX had a recent interview with Rakim where he confidently tells his fans that he will be releasing his new album “The Seventh Seal” in the fall of 2008. He is holding his standard high and only putting “Rakim Classics” on this album. Wikipedia Seventh Seal if you have no idea where he is getting the title from. You actually may know more about it than you think. Full interview after the jump…

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Posted on July 22nd, 2008

Eric B. and Rakim – Know The Ledge


The Meaning of Dope just posted this today. I told you they had some heat. Daily bookmark now.

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Posted on June 4th, 2008

The Black Al Capone

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This for the true Rakim fans. We found that Nas goldmine for you. Now is the R’s turn. Enjoy all these non-album joints! Props to OhWord for finding it.

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Posted on November 28th, 2007

Dumb Rappers Need Teaching – Biggie (’94)

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In order to know where you’re going, you gotta know where your ass sits. Its that facile. I will let my brothers do the intros for the site but my job is simple: keep you current on the future jawns and past greats. I get my chance to throw in my 2 cents on celebs, kicks, and modern philosophy every now and then. But for the most part I’m the Soundwave of this snitch. Get yourself a new hat and enjoy the new era.

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Posted on October 4th, 2007