Rakim Breaks Down Hip-Hop History, Talks Dr. Dre Sessions, Eric B, His Book + More

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  • Published: 26 September 2019
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Comments • 6 353

  • Michael Mwendwa
    Michael Mwendwa  1 hours back

    "Don't have to blow twenty thou' to get to know honey's style
    Show her the town, steal her heart, no money down"

    • Melvin Newman
      Melvin Newman  2 hours back

      Just order the book. Peace

      • Thomas Murphy
        Thomas Murphy  3 hours back

        Great Interview - One of the realest alive...WHo else would tell Dre NO?!

        • ja jack
          ja jack  4 hours back

          Rakim and Chuck D 1 and 2 no order impact Ice Cube too!

          • Most Amazing
            Most Amazing  6 hours back

            The Real King of New York??

            • Jack Welch
              Jack Welch  22 hours back

              Through the whole interview, all I could think about was DJ Envy dropping Eric B and Rakim for President. And let Tha God go. Side Note: J-Cole and Kendrick Lamar are not official.

              • Thabiso R
                Thabiso R  1 days back

                RA out here with that 90s cap and hoodie combo, bet them Timbs on point as well. Take me back legend

                • Tanyaradzwa Nyagweta
                  Tanyaradzwa Nyagweta  1 days back

                  The father of rhymes

                  • Radiation is GOD
                    Radiation is GOD  2 days back

                    Eric the only rapper who was 15 but looked 30 in 88’. He was a grown man already.

                  • Bobby Shmurda
                    Bobby Shmurda  2 days back

                    Rakim is a class act , especially coming from the streets !

                    • Bobby Shmurda
                      Bobby Shmurda  2 days back

                      Mt. Rushmore Legend! Rakim is the reason Hip Hop survived!!

                      • skip1837
                        skip1837  2 days back

                        Rakim Allah ..

                        • TheØneSon
                          TheØneSon  2 days back

                          I ain’t see ACG’s since I was in middle school in late 00’s

                          • Smutty
                            Smutty  2 days back

                            i hated this radio station since that gay flag was on

                          • A.T.M. FX
                            A.T.M. FX  3 days back

                            I think rakim and kane should do a album together they still got the bars

                            • coolreem
                              coolreem  3 days back

                              One of the best interviews hands down. I truly appreciate Rakim. He talks about how deeply his parents influenced him and how the respect for them made him write with integrity. Forever a legend. Get the book, for real.

                              • Midnights & Mornings
                                Midnights & Mornings  3 days back

                                Got the pyramid on this hoodie. Not good

                                • kiwichaofan
                                  kiwichaofan  12 hours back

                                  Midnights & Mornings maaaaaan cut that shit out lol.

                              • Jamél Omar
                                Jamél Omar  3 days back

                                One of thte first Mc's i heard and had a direct impact on me! True Legend Nr. 1, and Nas behind him

                                • Kreem
                                  Kreem  3 days back

                                  King Rakim is still nasty wit it! Ooooooh! Just that little piece make want an album

                                  • Derwin da Destroyer
                                    Derwin da Destroyer  3 days back

                                    I wonder what Prodigy of Mobb Deep thought about Rakim

                                    • Derwin da Destroyer
                                      Derwin da Destroyer  20 hours back

                                      @Amari's Perspective
                                      Yeah I got that on my Amazon Music account

                                    • Amari's Perspective
                                      Amari's Perspective  20 hours back

                                      @Derwin da Destroyer yeah I can see that. Prodigy was once considered the best lyricist in his prime. Check out Prodigy last album if you havent already. Hegelian Dialectic. He dropped alot of jewels on that one.

                                    • Derwin da Destroyer
                                      Derwin da Destroyer  20 hours back

                                      @Amari's Perspective
                                      Prodigy mannerisms are spot on with Rakim

                                    • Amari's Perspective
                                      Amari's Perspective  21 hours back

                                      He thought very highly of him. Even in Prodigy autobiography he mentioned loving eric b and rakim and hearing My Melody and he he like the way the track was produced.

                                  • Donnell Wright
                                    Donnell Wright  3 days back

                                    Yo, that small clip toward kain was just filthy man!!!! Sheeeeeeeit!

                                    • Steven Boyles
                                      Steven Boyles  4 days back

                                      His downfall was calling himself Rakim Allah .He ain't humble because if he was he would csll himself "Abdul Rakim" or "Abdullah" Charlamain you aint no God .The only GOD IS ALLAH..All.you blind negroes will find out soon enough

                                      • Gwen Renee
                                        Gwen Renee  4 days back

                                        OKay Boo your style, BUT when do/does the PROPS come for the Bands/Musicians/funksters that were sampled get there just recognition !!

                                        • Gwen Renee
                                          Gwen Renee  4 days back

                                          Authenticity!!!!! Pure. I wonder what he thinks of today's suck ass music? The beauty and integrity that once was. So apparently I need to watch the whole video before I post. Anyway, we're at the point of Will Smith biting your style; I'm waiting to hear Recognition of and for the Kool and the Gang song for the sample of their music

                                          • Lessly Carthan
                                            Lessly Carthan  4 days back

                                            Melle Mel you can't teach the correct app hood

                                            • Lessly Carthan
                                              Lessly Carthan  4 days back

                                              I never had him in a top nothing.but in creating me he's no.2 only because mellow Mel was first.Rakim is the God period

                                              • Mark Whippy
                                                Mark Whippy  4 days back

                                                26:43 Rakim is credited as a writer on a Will Smith song called Chosen One. The track was a bonus track on one of his albums. If you listen to it, it's a lot more lyrical than a typical will smith song. Will Smith has had many ghostwriters.

                                                • urbn rock media
                                                  urbn rock media  5 days back

                                                  Appreciate this guys Ghetto and Mahogany are my fav Rakim records (side bar the year he came out with guess whos back i had used the same sample just flipped slightly different) one of my hip hop inspirations! Salute🤘🏿❤🤘🏿

                                                  • Lalo Malo
                                                    Lalo Malo  5 days back

                                                    Rakim is the 🐐 period!!!!

                                                    • Darren Rainey
                                                      Darren Rainey  5 days back

                                                      532 really!!??

                                                      • Janeen Hobbs
                                                        Janeen Hobbs  5 days back

                                                        I could listen to his story all day the GOAT forever

                                                        • Race Bizzy
                                                          Race Bizzy  5 days back

                                                          I just listened to know the ledge 5 times.

                                                          • Race Bizzy
                                                            Race Bizzy  5 days back

                                                            I hope to one day meet rakim and just talk. I just want to learn the writing process. And ask what was his mind set in alot of songs he created. Like where he went to get inspired for paid in full and know the ledge. And was know the ledge 4 verses or three. Some questions I have are the process to creating the lingo.

                                                            • Aakash Bisht
                                                              Aakash Bisht  5 days back

                                                              King🙏🙏🙏👑🙏😍😍🙌🙌🙌

                                                              • David Robinson
                                                                David Robinson  5 days back

                                                                The R - 🐐

                                                                • RealRapp FG
                                                                  RealRapp FG  6 days back

                                                                  Great interview by the Breakfast Club they showed the God love!!
                                                                  Seems like Daddy O has been hating on him lately i know why...Bottom line is Daddy O is a Stan
                                                                  1st Rakim was his hero, he said he defended Rakim's GOAT status for years up until he did that Sway Interview
                                                                  Like they say its a thin line between Love and Hate.Daddy O saw he was getting a little attention that he haven't had since the late 80's every since that Sway interview so he rolled with it adding more fuel to the fire in each interview mentioning Ra's name. Now he's saying we took what he's been saying out of context and would like to record with him. Nigga please! Ra definitely hold grudges ( i ain't no joke )look what happened between him and Eric and that took 25 years to mend. That was Eric, You's a Nobody
                                                                  We know who Ra rolled with and when they rolled, they rolled Heavy! { ask Iron Mike Tyson (Enforcer), Ice-T ( almost caught a buck 50 for the Rhyme Pays chain until Supreme Magnetic put the word out that he wasn't to be touched ), King Sun (caught slippin smokin a loosey was packing a 357 but out gunned Decepz had the drop on him for coming at Eric B sideways...Supreme spared him only because he was God Body) and Eric Sermon(Terror on the 14th floor nuff said!) } and what they did to your boy Paradise's club on a regular, the Head Counts the Real Reason why he wasn't on Self Destruction because of his affiliation to those same individuals that the song was about..{ The infamous Brooklyn Mob, Paid in Full Posse, Fort Greene Supreme Team(R.I.P Killer Ben, The Real 50 cent, JuJu, Fly Ty ), Wolf Pack(R.I.P Keith"Money"Green ) Deceptz (R.I.P Meg) Brooklyn Zoo }..and how they Taxed other Crews and Rappers and relieved them of their Keys, Diamonds and Gold (the real reason they started wearing African Medallions) ..Daddy O admit it he had more Juice in those 5 Burroughs than you ever had esp in East New York Brooklyn (R.I.P Bill Blass )where your'e supposed to be from.. so i guess his statement does rings true ( it ain't where your'e from, its where you at!! ) while Ra was on some metaphysical shit you was talking petty gang banging 101 (what set you from type shit). Ra never had to glorify how hard He or His Team was and he never dry snitched for props..( he got Property ).. .didnt have to.... Peace War
                                                                  Al Capone was from Brooklyn but Chicago made him what he was, so whatcha saying..

                                                                  • NYG Fanatic!!!!!
                                                                    NYG Fanatic!!!!!  6 days back

                                                                    GREAT INTERVIEW! Tha God!

                                                                    • Toastyy T
                                                                      Toastyy T  6 days back

                                                                      When I want to hear lyrical perfection I always go to the 18th letter, respect to the god emcee

                                                                      • hollyweird
                                                                        hollyweird  6 days back

                                                                        He is buckshot shorty

                                                                        • 747hitman
                                                                          747hitman  6 days back

                                                                          real legend in the game much respect so check out my melody

                                                                          • Emily Pennick
                                                                            Emily Pennick  6 days back

                                                                            This man has class, ruggedness, and more manliness than most of the rappers out there. If he is less than number 1 on your list..... Check your list again. Thank you Rakim.

                                                                            • L Gardner
                                                                              L Gardner  6 days back

                                                                              I go to Queens for queens, then get the crew from Brooklyn
                                                                              Make money in Manhattan and never been tooken
                                                                              Go Uptown in the Bronx to Boogie Down
                                                                              Get strong on the Island, recoup and lay around
                                                                              Time to build my juice back up
                                                                              Props stack up, suckers get smacked up

                                                                              Rakim killed that back in 92

                                                                              • André Orvalho
                                                                                André Orvalho  6 days back

                                                                                rap city? what was the name of the female rapper again?

                                                                                • WHAMMY GunSlinger
                                                                                  WHAMMY GunSlinger  7 days back

                                                                                  I could listen to RA all damn day man. We got the same last name, same initials, same mentality.

                                                                                  • GxFR4 11667
                                                                                    GxFR4 11667  7 days back

                                                                                    Blueface was not the first QB to make it in tha rap game

                                                                                    • Cleveland Lynch
                                                                                      Cleveland Lynch  7 days back

                                                                                      Her name was MAHOGANY she rubbed me on my chest and called me MR SEXY

                                                                                      • Branden Smith
                                                                                        Branden Smith  7 days back

                                                                                        C the god said You wrote your first rhyme by 7 and was carrying a gun by 12 😂😂😂

                                                                                        • Chris Mclaren
                                                                                          Chris Mclaren  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Trust Charlamagne to highlight Paul C was white. Not talk about Paul being one of the very best producers of all time and a mentor to Large Professor.