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Rakim: I'll Be Back

Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, December 1995

Once upon a rhyme, a young rapper called Rakim hooked up with a deejay named Eric B. The collision was cataclysmic and their impact deadly. But while Eric B has his decks in mothballs, that rapper has remained the name on everyone's lips. As he prepares for his comeback in '96, the normally reticent Rakim gives HHC an exclusive insight into the mind of a master. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the greatest emcee in the galaxy... RAKIM

Total word count of piece: 12052


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