Hip-Hop's Golden Era icon Rakim (born William Griffin) delivers his lyrics with a smooth, effortless flow - melodic, yet undeniably intelligent. But in this full, full-length clip (approaching two hours runtime), Rakim Allah let the rhythm hit 'em in a different way - speaking and sharing in this Red Bull Music Academy Series Lecture. Spinning "Don't Sweat the Technique"... good start to the class. Lesson 1: Emcees, get your own style (no biting allowed)! Watch and be edu-tained (as 'the teacher' KRS-ONE might say).
RAW is an indie arts organization for artists, by artists. They focus on spotlighting indie talent to the public.
Every month they hand-select and showcase 30-40 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, accessories, performing art, hair & makeup as well as Djs etc. RAW operates in 50+ cities across the U.S and counting.
The most recent RAW Artists Atlanta showcase was held on 4/20 at Terminal West @ King Plow.
The Hip Hop Legends Photo Exhibition by Carolyn Grady showcased live performance images of Big Daddy Kane, Public Enemy, Silck Rick, Rakim, MC Lyte & more!
Who are your favorite Hiphop emcees of all time? Kool G Rap, Notorious B.I.G., Rakim, Eminem, KRS, PAC, Jay, GZA, Wayne? We want to know whose bars never close in your mind. There is a vast list, but we want to know your five favorites
"What's Wrong," was initially produced and recorded for Rakim's "Seventh Seal" (2009) LP, but due to clearance issues was nixed from the retail release of the project. It has since sat dormant until Rakim gave the track back to Marco and he decided to use it for his forthcoming free-LP "Newport Authority 2" as Marco states "I've recorded so much quality material over the last few years and I really want to share it all. It couldn't all possibly fit on "Port Authority 2"; hence "Newport Authority 2" came to be."
"Newport Authority 2" will feature appearances from Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Artifacts, Das Efx, Lil Fame (M.O.P.), Torae & Ruste Juxx all rocking over Marco's production.
Yet, the project everyone should really be excited for is Marco's "Port Authority 2" LP which will be released this spring on Soulspazm Records. "Port Authority 2" features appearances from Organized Konfusion (yes, a new Oragnized Konfusion track!!), Gangrene, Talib Kweli, DJ Premier, Masta Ace, Posdnuos (De La Soul), Kardinal Offishal, Styles P, Nature, Rah Digga, Slaine, Celph Titled, Ill Bill, Large Professor, Inspectah Deck, O.C. & many many more.
Damn! Has it been 25 years already?? Guess so. But what was dope then will be dope again... especially the way Marley Marl put it down on "Eric B. Is President!" Check out the super producer putting together another 'Classic Recipe' in the video above!
'In the second installment of Marley Marl "Classic Recipes," he shows you how he produced "Eric B. Is President" in 1986, the debut single for legendary hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Marl talks about meeting Rakim for the first time and discusses the collaborative process with Eric B. that would yield one of the most influential Hip-Hop tracks ever. "Eric B. Is President" combines a bassline from Fonda Rae's bonafide 1982 club hit "Over Like a Fat Rat" and a beat from James Brown's 1974 hit "Funky President."'
'Limitations made us who we are.' (Marl spoke truth with that...speaking on making a CLASSIC with only 4 tracks. No high tech; just superior SKILLS!)
On October 13, Big Dee ran most of the show so you know it was old school rapper's delight! Gerald and Big Dee argued about who was the greatest MC to ever grab a mic. Big Dee thinks it's Rakim, but Gerald strongly disagrees. Check for this discussion around 20 mins into the show.
The BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped that weekend so we discussed the taping.
It was also A3C weekend so we talked a little bit about the events that night.
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I remember an old friend askin me "you still into that rappin?..You still doin music?",when I ran into him. Now, this dude was a fly boy -in his day,not anymore. I guess he still think it's back then. I said to him, "yea,i'm still doin my thing'. He said, 'We grown now! Don't you think you should give that up and focus on bein grown?". I said, "well,what do you do?". He said, "I'm at the bank right now". I said well,are you the manager?"...He said no! I said, "well NIGGA if you aint the manager,owner,super intindent, or no shit like that,you need to git the hell on wit' that fool talk!".
Here's what you don't know about me.....I decided to GRACEFULLY walk away from what I was GITTIN in the dope game,I'm good! I have a house in Atlanta. Two cars paid for.A studio to use when I choose. A family that loves my YESTERDAY drawers. AND ,I can come and go as I please.
I truly live life as I want,doin what I wanna do! Can you say the same,really?? How many can say the same? Evaluate your situation,then add a man/woman up,before you pass judgement on how they're livin' their life. You may find yourself jealous. Don't trip. Just gather yourself,and start livin your dream! For ,we only live once..