New Rakim Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


What the F**k is Going on with Eric B. & Rakim’s Long-Awaited Reunion? [Feature ]

For anyone in tune with hip-hop and it's storied history, Eric B. and Rakim are rap legends, a duo whose influence on the culture is still easily heard to this very day. Even those of us who didn’t come up... Read More


5 Hip-Hop Acts Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Feature ]

Tupac was announced today as one of 19 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If successful, he’ll become just the sixth hip-hop act to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining Grandmaster Flash and The Furious... Read More


Rakim Didn’t Ghostwrite Will Smith’s Classic “Summertime,” But He Did Turn It Down [Feature ]

For years, people have suspected that Rakim secretly ghostwrote the Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff’s timeless anthem “Summertime.” In a recent interview, though, Rakim revealed that while he... Read More


Marco Polo ft. Rakim - What’s Wrong [Stream & Download]

Veteran producer Marco Polo and living rap legend Rakim have been feeling a little down lately. What’s Wrong, you ask? A whole lot of sh*t, as it turns out—and on this freshly-released cut, an outtake from... Read More


Rakim - Bring It On [Stream & Download]

Every artist claims to have a “vault” of unreleased music. Album cuts, unfinished records, remixes, reprises, you name it. Fortunately for us, the vault in which Bring It On was extracted from just so happens to belong to... Read More


Swizz Beatz ft. Rakim - King Tut [Stream & Download]

I’m not going to front. Swizz Beatz has been the target of a few of my jokes over the last few months as his, um, subpar rapping skills (Lord, Lord, Lord) and often repetitive production (Gucci Time) have popped up on our... Read More


Meet Rap’s Mt. Rusmore [Feature ]

Today is President's Day, a day to reflect on the long history of men who have helped shape America into the greatest, and most humble, nation on Earth. But if we were to erect a Mt. Rushmore or rap, whose faces belong there?... Read More


Rakim ft. Jadakiss, Styles P & Busta Rhymes - Euphoria [Stream]

Nothing beats the feeling of hearing a master emcee tear up the mic and, though rap legend Rakim‘s third solo album fell short of the transcendent experience many were hoping for, its best tracks still packed that... Read More


Rakim - The Seventh Seal [Album]

Before Rakim there was no rap. Or more accurately, there was rap, but not in the form we know today. In the early ‘80s hip-hop was dominated by DJs, with emcees a distant second, but then Rakim and his partner Erik B.... Read Full Review


Rakim ft. Tracey Horton & Maino - Walk These Streets [Stream]

When one of the greatest emcees to ever pick up a mic drops a new track, you listen. The incomparable Rakim is back with the second single off his new album The Seventh Seal, the pounding Walk These Streets. Over a... Read More


Rakim - Holy Are You [Stream]

Raving about how large an influence Rakim‘s had on hip-hop (extremely large), and how long heads been waiting for a new album (ever since The 18th Letter dropped in ‘99) would be a textbook case of preaching to... Read More


Paid Dues Underground Hip Hop Festival Kicks Off In New York [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

By David Ponte New York -- DJBooth was in attendance last Wednesday, as the SanDisk Paid Dues concert series kicked off in New York City. Located in the heart of Times Square, the relatively small Nokia Theatre played host... Read More


Legendary MC Rakim to Release “Live, Lost & Found” on March 4 [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Legendary lyricist Rakim is set to release a brand new album titled Live, Lost & Found on March 4th, 2008. Live, Lost & Found features four previously unreleased tracks, including the new single “It’s... Read More


Rakim - Hip-Hop [Stream]

Do you miss “real hip-hop”?  Well, Rakim does, and he wants the world to know it on the aptly titled, Hip-Hop, located on the March 4th release of The Archive: Live, Lost & Found.  Reminiscing about the days... Read More


Ghostface Killah and Rakim Destroy Hollywood [Feature ]

Article by Nathan Slavik *all photos by Ben Simpson The Scene Hip-hop may be deader than Britney Spear’s modeling career, but last night up-and comer Brother Ali, legendary rapper Ghostface Killah and the even more... Read More


Nas, Kanye West, Rakim & KRS-One - (Classic) Better Than I’ve Ever Been (Remix) [Stream]

Nas pronounced hip-hop dead, then broke out the defibrillator and shocked it back to life.  (Classic) Better Than I’ve Ever Been is a Nike Air Force One 25th Anniversary Promo, and like the sneaker it’s a... Read More


Designer Mark Ecko, Common, Rakim, Lupe Fiasco & Rhymefest Invade NYC [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Marc Ecko, founder of the world famous rhino brand of apparel, *ecko unltd., today announced details for “Marc Ecko’s Save the Rhinos 2nd Annual Benefit Concert,” starring Common, Rakim, Lupe Fiasco, DJ... Read More