Rakim To Work With Dipset?

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This seems like the kind of inflammatory post that will spawn 700 comments. XXL has part 1 of a two part Rakim interview up and a couple of statements from the god jumped out at me:

Are you a Dipset fan?
No doubt. I like the Diplomats’ swagger, man. Juelz, Cam’ron, Jim Jones—they bring a lot of swagger back to the game. New York needs somebody right now to hold New York down.

So when will there be a Rakim/Diplomats collaboration?
Probably soon, man. They one of the cats in the game that I got a lot of respect for, music respect and street respect as well. And when I do do collabos, it’s gotta be respect. I’m not doing it because they sell records or just because they own a certain part of the market. I call ’em “smart collabos” because at the end of the day they makes sense. I don’t want people do be like, Why did Ra do a joint with this dude?…(cont’d)

Damn, Flav, Kane, now Rakim. I had no intention of this being old school day at Nah Right, but what the hell.


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119 Responses to “Rakim To Work With Dipset?”

  1. GET Says:

    He has to be seen someway I guess

  2. barr code Says:

    I saw it coming….first. Back last year, I got a call to work on a low budget “dip set” video. Mad people were working for free to help the director who was getting his reel together. In fact I stayed up all night and rolled into Shadow Studios on 18th st. where it was shot in black slacks and shoes. Tired as fuck, I set up all the chairs and tables as I was a “prop assistant” for the classroom shot.
    Yeah I was a reck, out all night, liquer and trees still circulating in me. So when I saw the god come thru the front door, I seriously could not belive my eyes….I pressed palms with the god, and looked him in the face with infinite respect. ( I was 11 when Paid in Full dropped, and pretty much have ingraved in my mind the lyrics of every track off of every LP since) He hardly cracked a smile, yet the respect was more than evident.

    I was 5 feet from Ra when we greeted Julez and said, and I quote

    “Sup, wanted to come down and let you know you doin ya thing. I’m really feelin your style” (or sound, can’t remember)

    My jaw straight dropped. Fact was alot of cats in there was mad young and were oblivious to who was in thier presense.

    I gotta admit, the thought of Rakim praising Julez, still haunts me. But as some of ya’ll stated. He’ll only (out)shine on a few track with the Dip Sticks. Both they styles can’t be in same room for too long.

    It’s all business. Don’t sweat a technique that’s only temporary.

  3. TL Says:

    barr code Says:

    March 23rd, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    My jaw straight dropped. Fact was alot of cats in there was mad young and were oblivious to who was in thier presense.

    (groupie love)

  4. J-Madd Says:

    Dip-Set and Rakim Hmm, yeah it’s gone be hot Dip-Set all day everyday
    fuck all the hataz

  5. the landlord Says:

    I co-sign with>>>> The Truth @March 23rd, 2006 at 1:59 am
    …..exactly……..DIPSET …allday…Get money Rakim!!!
    also…JR Writer-Writer’s Block 3=FIRE

  6. Reninatronix Says:

    We going from Roc the mic to Roc that Crack

    Maybe Rakim will have some educational stuff to say about crack

    1, 2, 3 and to the 4 never serve that crack raw no more.
    ————————————–
    Thats funny. But wasn’t Eric B a notorious D-boy that flipped his cash to freak they Paid in Full Jawn?
    Meaning, Ra bean closer to crack (raps) than some of you wanna aknowledge.

  7. Benzino Says:

    I ghostwrite for Dipset sometimes, when they get a song thats real popular, its cuz i wrote it for them. I’m coming back on a fuckin horse.

  8. barr code Says:

    Yo TL, lookin at my comment about meeting Ra, i miss typed. Instead of “we” i meant “he” said (the comment). My jaw dropped when I heard Ra give props to julez.

    Groupie love? what you talkin bout?

  9. LexxLuthor Says:

    Man, I am from the south.. Little rock, AR to be exact. The East has been doin it well for a long time now. The comments from those like TL is the reason why NYC is Giving it’s position away as the greatest hit factory in the world. F**Kin look up the words “Unity” & “Loyalty” in webster’s and try to get it in your small brain’s that those words, along with the condition of the audiece’s that your idea of so-called “real” hip Hop; has taken those who not just listen, but live this real hip hop you speak of. Don’t you think it’s strange that this generation of hip hop, which some of yall seem to hate so much, that gangster shit, that crack, is’nt just a new york thing anymore? That’s because that struggle yall used to rap about is a struggle that affects us all now. We spit that gangster crack shit because our people are hurting man. Those Powers that be that taught black folks how to cook that shit need us to slow our progress of empowerment; both finacially and mentally. We spit that gangster crack shit because if those powers that be can’t deliver our 40 acres and our mothaF**ckin mule then were going to serve that same Crack they taught us how to cook right back to they’er children. I don’t give a F**K if 2 wrong never make a right It’s our responsibilty to feed our own, empower our own, educate our own, and most importantly Raise our own to be better than we ourselves are. Quit Hating on DipSET you bitches….. cuz them niggaz are feeding the hood outside of this music shit. Niggaz Like Juelz, and Cam feel me, and in turn, they fuC*s with the south. (Where those powers really did damage to our people) And If you can’t support the effort Keep your Fu*Kin snide comments to yourself, or, that Gangster Crack shit will be knocking at ya door.

  10. LexxLuthor Says:

    You willie Lynch MuthaF**KAz are killin me

  11. E From BK Says:

    That gangster crack shit is very old. People been talking about that shit since 1983! Here we are 23 years later and it’s STILL the subject of most niggas rhymes? Come on man! How is gangster crack shit empowering? How? Everybody on here either knows somebody or has directly been touched by that ganster crack so it’s BEEN brought to peoples doors. There is nothing new about that shit. I done had people break into my house, friends and family murdered physically, friends commit murder, friends and family dead mentally and friends sent to prison behind that gangster crack shit. Who is benefitting from this? You got the nerve to call people Willie Lynch? Is this Willie himself? Sell crack to their children? Fuck that, I only see OUR children affected by that shit! We are the ones going to jail, we are the ones in that crack house sparking up, it’s our women suckin’ dick for a hit, it’s our children who can’t even play in a fuckin’ playground without getting shot! Fuck that!

  12. E From BK Says:

    Willie Lynch motherfuckers!

  13. LexxLuthor Says:

    U Did’nt get It Player, it’s “This Is Powerful Music cousin” “Not Powerful Pyrex”

  14. LexxLuthor Says:

    …But Good Re- butle

  15. Ginger Says:

    People who immediately holler “hater!” whenever anyone says that they don’t like something are really just revealing their abysmally lacking intellect and absence of reasoning abilities. We should pity them because it’s a sign of profound stupidity.

    That said, I will be heartbroken if I ever hear a collabo between Rakim and those clowns. He would have been better off laying a verse on the Biggie duets album (actually, if it had a good beat, that could have been HOT!)

  16. LexxLuthor Says:

    And thats why NYC is know longer on top Cuz yall HATE ON EACH OTHER.
    DIPSET BITCH!!!!!

  17. CONSTANT ELEVATION Says:

    Rakim is the best rapper lyrically period and i can prove it.. His wisdom when he speaks is for only for the chosen ones to see.. The rest of the negative ones are not suppose to see. They suppose to be right where there at mentally until its there time or just die in mental darkness.. And when negatve people even catch a glimse of light and wisdom there either change for the better or use what is ment for righteous-ness and use it for there own benefit meaning to be slick and crafty like there superior then the rest instead of us growing together as “one”. We have division at the table when we suppose come together at the table to eat food for thought we suppose to grow spiritually, mentally to manifest it physically to become wiser and i mean wiser not a wise ass.”CONSTANT ELEVATION”. Like for instance in his ryme – Mystery (who is god) he says in eternal blackness in the mist of the darkess night -(MEANINING YOUR MIND IS IN DARKNESS YOU CAN’T SEE SPIRITUAL YET)- protein and minerals exist in within spects of light.( MEANING LIGHT IS WHEN YOU AWARE OF THINGS IN THIS LIFE SPIRITUALLY. GET IT YET. TAKE THE PILLOW FROM YOUR HEAD AND PUT A BOOK IN IT)THEN HE SAYS – solid, liquids, and gasses ( Meaning EVERYTHING in THIS LIFE IS MADE UP- OF THESES THREE COMPONENTS THAT WE USE ALL THINGS IN LIFE SO WE CAN GROW FROM ) .THEN HE SAYS – No beginning or ending and seven dimensions .. I
    NOTHING TO PROVE PLUS IM TIRED STAY IN DARKNESS OR GROW THIS IS CHOICE NOT CHANCE.. YOU GOT A CHOICE TO BE IGNORANT OR DO WHAT YOU WANT BUT YOUR CHOICE DETIMINES YOUR DESTINY>>>THEN YOUR FUTURE IN THIS LIFE >>> RAKIM QUOTE EDUCATED PUNCH LINES THAT I HAVE TO HIT>>> KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN BEWARE OF A OVERDOSE>> CHILDREN IN THE MENTAL) JUST BECAUSE YOUR A MAN DOESNT MEAN YOUR GROWN UP SPIRITUALLY , MENTALLY .>>THIS IS A LIFE TIME MISSION VISION OF PRISON- A LIFETIME TO LEARN WHY WE ON THIS EARTH AND HOW SOME IS TRAP IN THERE MIND AS A PRISONER… TIME TO TAKE AWAY THE CHAINS REBUILD MY NAME… THE CHAINS IN YOUR MIND OF THINGS THAT KEEP YOU BLIND MENTALLY AND HOLD YOU DOWN FROM GROWNING >>YOUR NAME YOUR IDENTITY WHO YOU R IN THIS LIFE… HIS MESSAGE ARE HIDDEN THE EYE OF MAN BUT NOT TO UPCOMING CHOSEN ONES WHO R SPIRITUALLY CHOSEN TO HAVE ETERNAL LIGHT.. IT WILL BE SEEN SOONER OR LATER… HE CHOSEN FOR WHAT HE DOES IM CHOSEN WHAT I DO AND SO ON… ITS LIKE TRYING TO READ TO BIBLE AT FIRST NOT GETTING THE MESSAGE AT FIRST THEN GROWING MORE AND GETTING MATURE INTO IT..THEN YOU START TO UNDERSTAND AS YOU MATURE THAT YOU GOT TO DRINK LIQUIDS FIRST THE YOU EAT SOLID FOODS AS YOU GROWN …. MANY WAYS TO SAY THE UNSAID BORN WITH THREE SEVENS IN MY HEAD…THIS RIGHT HERE IS ONE OF RAKIMS RYMES COMPARE IT TO ANYTHING ANY RAPPER IN THIS LIFE WHO IS TO COME AND TELL ME HE AINT THE BEST PERIOD THERE WILL NEVER BE NO ONE TO BRAKE DOWN YOUR BRAIN LIKE RAKIM DOES I HAVENT SEEN IT YET OR THEY HAVENT EVEN COME CLOSE OR MAYBE JUST MAYBE THERE WILL BE IN THE FUTURE WITH THE HELP OF HIS INSIGHT THERE’LL BE SOMEONE IN THE FUTURE THAT WILL COME BUT IN THIS LIFETIME I DOUBT IT,- NOW PEEP HIS RYME SKILLS AND TELL ME WHO THE HELL COMES CLOSE AND THEN I CAN LAUGH IN YOU FACE HARD -READ HIS RYME FROM HERE ON>>>>>>>>THIS IS RAKIM>>>>> I TOOK THE KID AND CUT OFF HIS EYE LIDS ( I CUT THEM OFF SPIRITUALLY NOT MEANING PHYSICALLY, YOU CANT CLOSE YOUR EYES WITHOUT YOUR EYE LIDS, NOW YOU CAN SEE WHATS COMING AT ALL TIMES ) KILLING HIM SLOW SO HE CAN SEE WHAT I DID- NOT KILLING FOR REAL BUT KILLING HIS OLD WAYS OF THINKING AND MAKING HIM GIVE BIRTH TO THE TRUTH LIGHT IN HIS HEAD WHICH IS ETERNAL IN WISDOM> GET IT YET>>> IF HE DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAID, IM PUSHING HIS EYEBALLS WAY TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD, SO HE CAN SEE WHAT HE IS GETTING INTO, THE PART OF THE MIND HE NEVER BEEN THROUGH, THE JOURNEY IS COMING CAUSE HE’S GETTING SENT TO A PLACE HARDER TO FIND BUT IT ALL IN THE MENTAL, I RUN A BRAINSCAN TO LOCATE HIS GAMEPLAN, WHEN I THROUGH WITH HIS BRAIN
    HE AINT THE SAME MAN, DID HE LOSE HIS MIND OR GOT LOST IN HIS MIND, BUT THIS AINT THE LOST AND FOUND, BECAUSE HE CANT FIND HIS FOUNDATION, IT’S COASTING, YOUR MIND IS DRIFTING IN SLOW MOTION, FROZEN. IT’S LIKE ANOTHER MURDER IN THE MARDI GRAS BEE( MEANING A MURDER OF YOUR SO CALLED IMMATURE IDENTITY TO GIVE BIRTH TO WHAT IS REAL AND MORE PURE IN WISDOM,
    KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING WHICH WHAT HE’S WRITING IN TRUE RYME FORM) ONCE YOUR OUT OF YOUR HEAD YOU CANT GET BACK, I GIVE THEM A MAP, BUT THEY STILL GET TRAP . PREPARE THE CHAMBER >>THE TORTURE IS COMING, AS YOU TRIP TROUGH THE MIND AT THE END YOU WILL FIND IT THE PUNISHER… ( HE DIDNT SAY HE WAS THE PUNISHER HE SAID YOUR OWN MIND IS YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION AND IF YOU THINK NEGATVE YOU’LL SELF DESTRUCT.>>>>MIND TAKES X-RAYS SO LISTEN CLOSELY FROM THE DARKNESS THERE BECAME THE LIGHT CLEAR OUT OF A DARK NIGHT NOW IM HERE TO SPARK THE MIC…THE WORLD IS OUT OF SIGHT.( YOU KNOW YOU CAN READ THE IMPRINT OF DIME WITH A SATELITE FROM SPACE BUT IT’S MAN MADE AND HE’S SAYING HIS LIGHT AND WISDOM IN ETERNAL SPIRIT IS FAR BEYOND MAN’S THINKING AND THEY CANT READ HIM MENTALLY EVEN USING MAN MADE THINGS TO CATCH WHAT HE SHOWS IN THE MENTAL WITH EVEN IF THEY USE A SATELITE TO TUNE INTO HIS GOD GIFTED WISDOM THATS FOR ALL BUT MAN IS SLICK AND MAN TRYS TO DECEIVE AND COMPARE BUT CAN TRY TO USE WAYS TO DECEIVE BUT IT DONT COMPARE WITH GODS ETERNAL WISDOM THATS GIVEN TO US IN THIS LIFETIME) (THE MESSAGE IS SUBLIMAL BUT WRITTEN IN SPIRITUAL FORM)…THE FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE NOT EVEN A SATELITE NOW STOP AND TURN AROUND AND LOOK AS YOU STARE INTO DARKNESS YOUR KNOWLEDGE IS TOOK > KEEP STARING SUDDENLY YOU’LL SEE A STAR YA BETTER FOLLOW IT CAUSE IT’S THE “R”. THIS IS A LESSON IF YOUR GUESSING OR BORROWING >>HURRY HURRY STEP RIGHT UP
    AND KEEP FOLLOWING THE LEADER…IF YOU DIDNT KNOW BIG DADDY KANE USE TO HEAR RAKIMS RYMES BEFORE THEY CAME OUT TO THE PUBLIC >>>> FROM KNOWLEDGE TO BORN, BACK TO KNOWLEDGE PRECISE…REMEMBER IT AINT WHERE YOUR FROM ITS WHERE YOUR AT, MENTALLY,,,( IF YOU A THIEF,SEX FIENE, A CON ARTIST, A BULLSHIT ARTIST , YOU COULD HAVE A FULL OF SHIT MENTALITY WHEN DEALING WITH CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS ,THATS WHERE YOU AT MENTALLY WHEN DEALING WITH YOUR THOUGHTS IN YOU AND SURROUNDING YOU AT THE PRESENT STATE , SO KNOW WHERE YOU MENTALLY AT WHEN DEALING WITH ANYTHING IN YOU OR AROUND YOU > BUT IF THERE DIVISION AT THE TABLE AND WE GOT ONE OR SAY COUPLE OF BAD APPLES AT THE TABLE TRYING TRYING TO DIVIDE US SO WE CAN SEPARATE WAGING WAR AND ALL TYPE OF CHAOS AND SHIT>>> BUT YOULL SEE WHOS WHO WHILE READING THE POST MESSAGE HERE, WHOS BLIND OR JUST MENTALLY NOT AWARE YET TO THE REAL…RAKIM ->>>> I DONT LET IT GET TO ME THE WRITER WILL BE LEFT TO DIE…… BUT IT GET MESMERIZED IF IT CATCH YOUR EYE MY SHINE IS ENORMOUS …MENTAL DEATH>> WE ALL MUST FACE PHYSICAL DEATH BUT WHAT ABOUT ETERNAL SPIRITUAL DARKNESS..
    COMPETITION IS NONE I REMAIN AT THE TOP LIKE THE SUN( IF MY MIND HAD THE LIGHT FILLED WITH WISDOM AS BRIGHT AS THE SUN, TRY TO COME CLOSE TO IT WHAT HAPPENS YOU’LL BURN, NOW IF THE SUN DISAPPEARS FROM THE EARTH WHAT HAPPENS , SIMPLE WE ALL DIE, TO SOME THE LIGHT OF LIFE I SO BRIGHT IT BLINDS YOU , BUT IF YOU LOOK INTO IT AND GET THE WISDOM OF LIFE OUT OF IT YOUR ON SAFE GROUND IN THIS EXISTENCE AND THE LIGHT WHICH IS REALLY IN OURSELVES THAT GOD GIVEN US BUT WE LOOKING OUTSIDE OURSELVES AND ITS ALL IN US BUT YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOUND SPIRIT IN YOU READY TO LEARN…..HE GAVE A GOOD DISCIPTION OF THIS AND I’LL REPEAT IT.. COMPETITION IS NONE I REMAIN AT THE TOP LIKE THE SUN AND I’LL BURN WHO COMES IN THE CHAMBERS OF TORTURE I CAUGHT YA, YOU SHOULD OF BROUGHT YA NEIGHBOR HOOD TO SUPPORT YA, NO ONE IN MY PATH CAN WITHSTAND, UNDER THE PRESSURE, AND THE RAFT OF A SWIFT MAN, YOU NAME THE DAY , THE GROUNDS WILL BE NEUTRAL, YOU SPEAK YOUR PEACE , THE FEELINGS MUTUAL, WE CAN GO FROM TOPIC TO TOPIC, WHENEVER I DROP IT, TRY TO STOP IT, IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT THE BROTHER HEARD , HE TRIED TO CATCH, BUT WHAT OCCURED, TO MUCH WEIGHT FOR ONE BRAIN TO TAKE, HE TRIED TO CONCENTRATE TO MAINTAIN THEN ELEVATE, BUT FROM GRAM TO OUNCE , POUND TO POUND NO MATTER THE WEIGHT YOU CANT HOLD MY MIND DOWN, PERMANENT DAMAGE I DO AWAY WITH , NO TIME FOR FUN, CAUSE I DONT PLAY WITH COMPETITOR’S, THERE’S ONLY ONE WHEN I’M DONE , COMPETITION FOR THIS TO MENTION IS NONE……. SEVEN HOLES IN MY FACE AS IM LOOKING OUT MY WINDOW..meaning TWO HOLES IN YOUR NOSE !ONE IN EACH EAR THATS TWO, ONE IN MY MOUTH, AND ONE IN EACH EYE THAT TWO WITH ALL SEVEN … IF YOU AINT WISE THEN DONT EVEN COME, COMPETITION FOR THIS TO MENTION IS NONE… IM UNTOUCHABLE YOU SEE ME IN 3D…ELEVATE OFF A HIGH EYE QUE IN TIME YOU’LL FIND I’M TRUE CAUSE ONCE START ON A PEICE OF ART FROM SUN TO MOON FROM DARK TO LIGHT I BUILD AN ARK…..TAKE A PEEK AT THE SKYLINE CAUSE HOW I’LL SHINE WHEN I RYME…..TAKEN PIECE’S AND BITS OF ALL MY HIP HOP HITS…I SIT BACK AND OBSERVE THE WHOLE SCENARY, AND TELL YOU WHAT IT MEAN TO ME, STRICTLY BUSINESS, I’M QUICKLY IN THIS MOOD AND I DON’T CARE IF THE WHOLE CROWDS THE WITNESS, I GONNA TEAR YOU APART BUT I’Ma SPEAR YOUR HEART, program into the speed of the rhyme, prepare to start,
    rhythm’s out of the radius, insane as the craziest
    musical madness MC ever made, see it’s
    now an emergency, open-heart surgery…
    open your mind, you will find every word’ll be
    furier than ever, I remain the furture,
    battle’s tempting…whatever suits ya!
    FROM words TO sentence, there’s no resemblance,
    you think you’re ruffer, then suffer the consequences!
    I’m never dying-terrifying results,
    I wake ya with hundreds of thousands of volts,
    mic-to-mouth resuscitation, rhythm with radiation,
    novicane ease the pain it might save him,
    if not, Eric B.’s the judge, the crowd’s the jury…
    How do I plead to homicide?
    Lyrics of Fury!

  18. No Cd Crack Says:

    Dave

    Interesting topic… I’m working in this industry myself and I don’t agree about this in 100%, but I added your page to my bookmarks and hope to see more interesting articles in the future

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