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Rakim: I'll Be Back

Interview by 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. ...


Profile and Interview by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, November 1997

THERE'S A shadow across Rakim's face, but his brown eyes are shining. The man who is for many the greatest rapper ever to have picked ...

Rakim: Ladbroke Grove Subterania, London

Live Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 6 June 1998

HE CALLS himself "God". ...

Jay-Z: Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter (Roc-A-Fella)/Rakim: The Master (Universal)

Review by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 19 January 2000

THIS ISN'T A generation-gap piece, really. I ain't even 30. But a lot of folks ain't authentically feeling Rakim Allah; they just takin' the "experts' ...


Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, April 2009

I GUESS you could say he's been away. But he's never strayed far. ...

Rakim Speaks!

Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Ebony, 6 June 2014

WITH BLACK MUSIC Month here, it's a perfect time to reflect on the aural architects who helped shaped the noir soundtracks to our lives. ...

see also Eric B & Rakim


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