Rakim is ready to Take Over the Game

24 Oct

RakimThroughout his career, Rakim has been hailed as one of the greatest lyricists that rap has ever seen. Despite that acclaim, he has never received much radio attention outside of New York City. At times, it has seemed as if he would finally reach commercial success, but he never did.

Rakim has built the reputation as an artist that tends to avoid commercial success. Such New York rappers as Method Man and Jadakiss have followed in Rakim’s footsteps. When Rakim signed with Aftermath Entertainment, everyone knew that he would finally reach that commercial peak.

What seemed like a match made in heaven ended up being ten years in between album releases from Rakim. It has been ten years, but Rakim is back. He has worked with longtime collaborators, new-school veterans, and underground stars for his album, The Seventh Seal.

With two singles already on the radio and an album coming, will Rakim take over the rap game?

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