Rakim Album This Summer

rakim_01.jpg 

As a few people who were in attendence have mentioned, during his January 30th show in NY Rakim announced that he will be releasing a new album this summer. That article also mentions that he stated about his doomed stint on Aftermath that "he would have taken his talent elsewhere" if he could do it all again. It sucks that those two couldn’t bury their egos long enough to finish the project, because who knows what might have been. Let’s just hope some stuff from those studio sessions makes it’s way to the public some day. After reading the comments from people who made the show on the 30th, I have repeatedly kicked and slapped myself for not buying tickets early enough. Luckily for me, they have added another date on February 27th, and I’m so in there it’s not even funny.


AddThis Social Bookmark Button

29 Responses to “Rakim Album This Summer”

  1. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    I HOPE HE BRING SOME OLD SCHOOL SHIT

  2. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    IMA GET DAT ALBUM

  3. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    WATCH 50 OR SHE UNIT GET MAD FOR ANY “EXCUSE” AND TRY 2 START A BEEF WITH RAKIM.

    GET EM RA!!

  4. KingML Says:

    honestly, i think rakim is the one guy who can stand against g unit records by himself and not be worried, anyone who knows hiphop knows that rakim is the real deal hes like Lennox Lewis compared to Mike Tyson (G Unit).

    Just in a different league, G unit caters the crowd of unconscious heads, while rakim and his kind are for people who actually listen to the lyrics in songs.

  5. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    HERES A QUESTION TO ANY AND EVERYBODY….
    CAN G UNIT KILL RAKIM???
    I SAY NO
    POST YOUR ANSWERS!

  6. Sam Says:

    That shit will neva happen! Rakim? Come on now dawg… G-unit couldnt fuck with him if they wanted to.

  7. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    forget about talking about a potential beef i just cant wait to finally hear some new ra

  8. MaddenMaster Says:

    G-Rap mixtape is hot to me but people keep wanting nas to do a album with Jay why dont nas show some character and do an album with his fater rakim that would be much respect and show some character…… How long do you like it will be before 50 and Mase do a song? Shit mase like that nigga 50 double…..

  9. MaddenMaster Says:

    Rakim a god and I think that Nas shit is about over with 50 but the game is so jumbled now it could be just one big ass beef……

  10. NYC Says:

    TOO BAD HE WILL ONLY GO…..GOLD……HE IS GREAT THO!!!!!!
    BUT DRE DROPPED HIM FROM AFTERMATH BEFORE BECAUSE HE COULDN’T DO “HOOKZ”

  11. NYC Says:

    LOL…WAT DA FUCK DOES G-UNIT HAVE TO DO WIT THIS THREAD?
    EVERY POST….THAT I SEE…….NIGGAS ALWAYS BRING G-UNIT OR 50 CENT UP!!
    IF YA’LL NIGGAS HATE THEM SO MUCH STAY SHOWING THEM ATTENTION………
    YOU NIGGAS SOUND LIKE THEM BYTCHES ON DA MAURY SHOW THAT BE GETTING BEAT UP BY THEIR DUDES…SAYING THAT YA’LL WANT TO LEAVE BUT THEY LOVE EM TOO MUCH TO GO……..
    IF NIGGAS HATE THEM SO MUCH AND CAN’T STAND THEM STOP BRINING NIGGAS NAMES UP IN THREAD…THAT DON’T HAVE SHYT TO DO WIT THEM……….
    ———————————
    AND I’M NOT EVEN A G-UNIT FAN!!

  12. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    now im defintely with you nyc. i came in this thread and saw people talking about ra takeing out 50 and felt sick. i mean i hope ra wouldnt even acknowledge a beef especially with someone like 5-0 now. i will be greatly disappointed if he came back beefing with anyone i just want to hear some new ra not see him beefing and lets hope 50 and ra can stay seperate, however i did recently see in an interview where rakim talked about how much he respects and admires eminem and how much he would like to work with him ( and i was just thinking then how come you him and dre couldnt work it out ) but anyway just bring that heat ra

  13. MaddenMaster Says:

    Dre didn’t drop Ra lol Ra left because of creative differences I remember hearing that Ra couldn’t nothing with the heat beat that 50 destroyed in 5 minutes!!! LOL sorry for bringing dude name up thats just what I heard

  14. plug industries Says:

    ^^^^HOLLYHOOD TALKED GREASY ABOUT THE D. wHERE YOU FROM HOMIE?

  15. NYC Says:

    HERE IS THE DEAL..WAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR………..
    EVERY SUMER THE GREAT OLD SCHOOL DUDES THAT ARE STILL ALIVE NEED TO GO ON TOUR………………..
    RAKIM, BIG DADDY KANE, EPMD, SLICK RICK….AND THE REST OF THEM….THAT USE TO DO THEIR THING BACK IN THE DAYS…..EVERY FUCKING ARENA WILL BE SOLD OUT……….AND EVERYONE WILL MAKE MONEY…AND WONT HAVE TO TRY AND MAKE A COME BACK IN THE HIP-HOP- GAME………..

  16. DEEZ NUTS Says:

    I HOPE THAT’S AN OLD PICTURE OF RAKIM. I HAD THAT CHAIN BACK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

  17. :::New York:::New York::: Says:

    ^Hip Hop Classics concert sounds good to me…^

  18. eskay Says:

    thats the most sensible thing NYC has said all day

  19. Demiks Says:

    50 even said that Rakim used to be his favourite rapper (in “Hate It or Love It”).

    Ra didn’t leave aftermath because of ego, he completed an entire album and Jimmy Iovine told him it wasn’t commercial enough. They didn’t wan’t hip-hop over at Aftermath, they wanted pop music.

    Like 2 years ago there was a petition trying to get it released, but internet petitions don’t really do anything but get a bunch of people all get ignored for the same reason.

    There were a couple songs from the Aftermath record on mixtapes, like “Welcome to the Hood.”

    Link: http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3LVWI0V9YPS1721FVU0NRGZX0Y

  20. SF Says:

    Well the few releases we did hear while Rakim was on Aftermath were incredible. “Addicted” & “Watcher Pt 2” .. the Rakim album was my most anticipated album and I hope he finds a major label, I’d hate to hear him over week production and subpar mixed tracks with a release on Koch.

  21. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    IM FROM DEXTER. THE WEST SIDE OF THE CITY. YOU KNOW! NO GREAZY TALK ON THE D! NEVA DAT!

  22. e-dubbs Says:

    Sorry to say but its over for him. Him making an album is like Magic Johnson getting back on the court. Hang ’em up, R. And pay ya damn child support!

  23. babyGCanada Says:

    hum… @ Demiks

    I just listened to PIF again.. the album. Rap is so much better now.. the only thing I would change today is LESS HOOKS.. I hate how every song is sung. I miss rappers having flow.. and less melody.. I don’t know if I”m saying it correctly but that’s what it is. Overall, I think if Rakim came out today he would need a “special” producer if he expects to blow like the rest of the Aftermath crowd ( plat stars ). He couldn’t release PIF today and get the time of day… all you hounds would buy it sure, but since when was the industry interested in hiphop for the quality? it’s all about numbers and to be frank I think they didn’t release it because it was too old school, he needs more lines, better quips.. his old songs can’t hold a candle to today’s greats.. there has definitely been an evolution to trickier lines and more talent even in the midst of the hipPop generation.

  24. Reninatronix Says:

    Rakim = Hip Hop Happiness

  25. barr code Says:

    babyGcanada, yo son, can’t hold a candle to todays’s greats? that statement is a contradiction onto itself.
    Let’s bring back the real hip hop. the lyrically sensations that impacted us without the blatant, repetative use of ice, slang’in, and tired ass shoulder swings. like that nigga 50 got any ryhthm. Not saying Ra’s usher, but he ain’t front’in> Jada couldn’t of hit it any closer when we said dude “wasn’t comfortable in his own skin”.
    Ra gonna be Ra….scientific style. Forget numbers, true heads will know what’s up. Bling don’t stay shiny forever.

  26. posta child Says:

    What is sad is that this gets 25 comments and this is a rap/hip hop blog. If any of the many false flagging “rappers” would have been the subject it would have had double or triple the comments posted. It would not even need to be anything that would need a comment.

  27. TYRONEBIGGUMS Says:

    ^^^ it is sad i mean rakim finally comeing out should be discussed much more but i think it has to do with 2 main things. 1) ill admit hearing about rakim possibly coming out doesnt excite me anymore ( because ive been hearing he will forever but 18th letter was god knows how long ago ) now when i actually hear the new ra then i will be excited and i think alot of people really waiting on ra feel exactly the same. 2) honestly i think its because all of the real long threads have to do with 5-0 and the g-unit stans come hard trying to convince us 5-0 is real and that in turn gets the other side ( yup the g-unit haters ) all riled up and they start blasting back and no matter what the tread starts out as it turns into someone or something vs. 50 and that hasnt happened on this one. but either way i hope the album does come soon

  28. HBO Says:

    Yo sons,
    I guess only artistically -intelligent masterminds can appreciate the rap skills of the legendary RAKIM. Bringing the most lyrical rhymes from the day, Rakim has made a not just brought a name to the rap industry, he brought a legacy. Believing he is one of the founders of the rap scene , rakim will never be underestimated for his achievement. Yes, the industry now is full of shoulder swaying( good look barrcode) and grill spitting gangstas whos self induced images are more focused on appearance than rap motion itself. Sucker Mc’s are out thier for the grabbing and people take notice of these lyricals artists, but you can never speak that my niggah Rakim will be a artifact in the rap game…Looking forward to his album… Till next time….

  29. The Truth Says:

    I may be about two years late on this post but fuck it, I got something to say…. Growing up when rap STARTED and witnessing the changes that various MC’s brought to the game, I saw LL Cool J make Hip Hop more rugged and aggressive with the way his spit his rhymes, I saw Public Enemy FORCE PEOPLE TO THINK ABOUT OTHER SHIT, same with KRS-1 and Big Daddy Kane and many more…BUT the one MC that made the biggest impact on Hip Hop, similar to a FUCKIN’ Sunami, well my friends…
    THAT WAS RAKIM…it was incredible when you first heard it, he was way ahead of his time, FORCING EVERY RAPPER IN THE GAME TO STEP THEIR SHIT UP…he was simply the best and is STILL THE BEST…PERIOD

Leave a Reply