Video: Rakim & The Roots Live @ Blue Note

Rakim was joined by The Roots for a 25th Anniversary celebration for Paid In Full at Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC last night. Includes some performance footage and interviews with Ra and Black Thought.

Previously: My Favorite Verse: Rakim


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95 Responses to “Video: Rakim & The Roots Live @ Blue Note”

  1. Chief Ali Says:

    plyometrics x>>>>>>>>>>
    ab ripper x>>>>>>>>>>

    you can miss me with the other bullshit tho… especially that kenpo & yoga shit… my recommendation is just do your normal lifting routine or whatever you’re doing at the gym and mix in plyo once a week (or twice depending on if you do other cardio already or not) and do ab ripper x on the days you lift so like 3 times a week or so

    ——

    with all due respect fuck what this dude just typed. the kenpo is dope b/c it provides a high intensity aerobics style workout while also providing a good intro to those looking to further explore the arts

    the yoga is dope b/c it allows you to focus on breathing techniques which help with your lifting in the long run, not to mention increase flexibility and strength

  2. Marv Says:

    Slumbilical going hard for my dude Drake….

    Drizzy has the game on smash right now, niggaz can’t deny that….

    How you livin S.L.I.M.E.?…

  3. Slumbilical Says:

    P90X is dope but my wife is on that “Insanity” kick.

    Them DVDs are insane.

    Wifey be coming upstairs sweaty as fuck, I’m like, “What are you doing down there. Don’t let that muscle-bound nicca hypnotize you. Go shower up and wait for me in bed so I can finish stretching you out.”

  4. Slumbilical Says:

    My wifey ran 2 marathons.

    Last one she ran in 3:46 – not bad.

    Not Kenyan but not bad.

    Fit wifeys with small waists, flat stomach and a shapely onion FTW.

  5. mel kiper III Says:

    fat motherfucker hour on NR

    where d_block at?

  6. Slumbilical Says:

    WE THREW A PARTY YES WE THREW A PARTY
    BITCHES CAME OVER YES WE THREW A PARTY

  7. mel kiper III Says:

    yo slumbilical

    tinypic or you gay

  8. stot Says:

    # Chief Ali Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    plyometrics x>>>>>>>>>>
    ab ripper x>>>>>>>>>>

    you can miss me with the other bullshit tho… especially that kenpo & yoga shit… my recommendation is just do your normal lifting routine or whatever you’re doing at the gym and mix in plyo once a week (or twice depending on if you do other cardio already or not) and do ab ripper x on the days you lift so like 3 times a week or so

    ——

    with all due respect fuck what this dude just typed. the kenpo is dope b/c it provides a high intensity aerobics style workout while also providing a good intro to those looking to further explore the arts

    the yoga is dope b/c it allows you to focus on breathing techniques which help with your lifting in the long run, not to mention increase flexibility and strength

    ^^

    with all due respect fuck you. ok you’re right kenpo isn’t bad actually, but it’s not nearly as good of a workout as plyometrics or going on a 4 mile run at the gym. what i’m saying basically is that you’re better off just doing plyo or going for a run instead of doing kenpo, unless it’s on an off day or something… that’s just being efficient and allocating your time and energy properly. same thing goes for yoga.. you got some good points but that shit is an hour and a half long. an HOUR AND A HALF. fucking waste of time.

  9. big_seth Says:

    *daps mcb*

    thanks for the comment about my art earlier. I appreciate it.

  10. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    too lazy to google,w tf is plyomerics?

    ^
    muscles repeatedly streteched and contracted in rapid sequence with the intent of increasing power..works myoatic reflex (stretch reflex) and stimulates sensory receptors

  11. big_seth Says:

    Slumbilical Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    My wifey ran 2 marathons.

    Last one she ran in 3:46 – not bad.

    Not Kenyan but not bad.

    Fit wifeys with small waists, flat stomach and a shapely onion FTW.
    ^^

    co-Fit wifeys with small waists, flat stomach and a shapely onion FTW.

  12. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    it’s pretty much stuff like squat jumps

  13. Slumbilical Says:

    mel kiper III Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    yo slumbilical

    tinypic or you gay

    ^

    Never.

    Direct questions to nate – he seen plenty of pics of the wife/seeds [ll].

  14. big_seth Says:

    my girl ran 2 marathons and like 4 half’s

    she training now for one in November.

  15. rex hussla Says:

    I just ran another half-marathon like 2 weekends ago, fuck a full though. I’m not ever gonna try that…the training will take over your life for a good 3 months.

  16. Slumbilical Says:

    big_seth Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    my girl ran 2 marathons and like 4 half’s

    she training now for one in November.

    ^

    Arranges for a NR wifey run-a-thon for charity.

  17. el feces loco Says:

    niggas is white b (c)stot

  18. Deen Says:

    Just ran to the kitchen.

    Oreos are gully…

  19. mel kiper III Says:

    fig newtons > oreos

  20. mel kiper III Says:

    m&m’s pretzel >>>>>>

  21. rex hussla Says:

    yo chea…you work in the downtown area of Chicago? I was in the Chi last week, went to Wrigley twice and I did a dope architecture tour from around the Navy pier into the rivers underneath Michigan Ave and around there. It was dope. Chicago is by far the cleanest city I’ve ever seen, which is crazy with the wild weather that you guys always have.

  22. mel kiper III Says:

    there arent enough >>> in the world

  23. stot Says:

    # E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    too lazy to google,w tf is plyomerics?

    ^
    muscles repeatedly streteched and contracted in rapid sequence with the intent of increasing power..works myoatic reflex (stretch reflex) and stimulates sensory receptors

    ^^

    plyometrics = jump training

    but it sounds like some fairy shit if you call it that, so it’s basically interval training.. a lot of squat intervals and short burst stuff

  24. stot Says:

    # mel kiper III Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    fig newtons > oreos

    ^^

    shots fired at the c-section

  25. stot Says:

    # el feces loco Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    niggas is white b (c)stot

    ^^

    co-signature

  26. tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:

    Just hit Barnes n Noble they sd Malice book is out
    of print!
    WtF its just came out Feb

  27. Slumbilical Says:

    @ rex, yup.

    Chi is clean – agreed.

    Wrigely is awesome.

    Just went to US Cellular Field to see the Cubs get beat by the Sox, sad shit.

    I’m a south sider till I die but I love the Cubs – US Cellular sucks.

  28. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    fig newtons > oreos

    ^^

    shots fired at the c-section

    ^
    lol

  29. rex hussla Says:

    *D-Block’s it up*

    Taking 2 double stuffed oreos, taking of the tops of both and making a 4 stack oreo >>

  30. Harlem World Says:

    tHe kiD fRanKiE Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Just hit Barnes n Noble they sd Malice book is out
    of print!
    WtF its just came out Feb

    =================
    surely amazon will have it

  31. rex hussla Says:

    And Chicago was on par with SD when it came to beautiful women…oh my goddd. First city I’ve visited where I can say that.

  32. b Says:

    I dont think there is anything in creation nastier than fig newtons, except cheese maybe.

  33. Slumbilical Says:

    It’s racist to say cats like me and seth are white b/c our wives are fit.

    WTF type of mentality is that.

    Like colored chicks gotta be fat and stupid.

    Some are, some aren’t.

    Niccas is stuck in the hood not only phyiscally but mentally.

    Niccas need to go camping, see some nature, go to Europe, sip an espresso in a cafe, nothing lavish, just see the world, niccas need to go hiking and rock climbing, niccas need to make a spiritual journey, go to Mecca, wear two sheets, join their creator, meditate, niccas need to expand their horizons. Niccas need to get their mind and body and spirit right. I’m not there but I’m on the path but you niccas is mocking positive development. Shit’s disgustin b.

  34. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    And Chicago was on par with SD when it came to beautiful women…oh my goddd. First city I’ve visited where I can say that.

    ^
    on par with SD though? what types of women were out there in Chicago?

  35. Chief Ali Says:

    I’m a south sider till I die but I love the Cubs – US Cellular sucks.

    ——-

    Chea you know better than to type some fuck shit like this

  36. stot Says:

    # b Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    I dont think there is anything in creation nastier than fig newtons, except cheese maybe.

    ^^

    SMFH.

    what do you only eat american cheese?

    swiss>>>>
    feta>>>>>>>
    goat>>>>>>
    cheddar>>>>>
    mizithra>>>>>

  37. mcb Says:

    word
    cheese is a constant additionto the foods i eat

  38. el feces loco Says:

    Niccas need to go camping, see some nature, go to Europe, sip an espresso in a cafe, nothing lavish, just see the world, niccas need to go hiking and rock climbing, niccas need to make a spiritual journey, go to Mecca, wear two sheets, join their creator, meditate, niccas need to expand their horizons. Niccas need to get their mind and body and spirit right. I’m not there but I’m on the path but you niccas is mocking positive development. Shit’s disgustin b.

    ^
    white nicca shit

  39. Harlem World Says:

    “the awkward moment when the cuban baseball team beats usa baseball team”

  40. mel kiper III Says:

    gruyere >
    muenster >
    parmigiano reggiano >

  41. Chief Ali Says:

    on par with SD though? what types of women were out there in Chicago?

    ——

    Its Rex talking doe

    to him a strong 6 = a dime

    Chicago women be hit or miss…its some bad ones in the building Chea work at doe. Top notch corporate poon.

    Chea you ever fuck with Protein Bar [ll] across the street?

  42. rex hussla Says:

    # E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    And Chicago was on par with SD when it came to beautiful women…oh my goddd. First city I’ve visited where I can say that.

    ^
    on par with SD though? what types of women were out there in Chicago?

    ^

    everything…I was mostly in the downtown area, so maybe it was just a lot of beautiful women from out of town…but yeah I was breaking my neck all week. And there were mad blondes, brunettes and VEWGS in hot ass Cubs gear all over Wrigley. I don’t know if they just do a good job of selling merch, or girls just look amazing in Cubs gear or what, but that shit was definitely working.

  43. Marv Says:

    Niccas need to go camping, see some nature, go to Europe, sip an espresso in a cafe, nothing lavish,

    ^^^

    He’s not JUST white, he’s a jew…

  44. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    co-sign cheese is disgusting for the most part

    there’s some decent tasting ones though

    myseost >>>>
    gorau glas >>
    bitto >>

    and on the strenght cotija >>>>>

  45. stot Says:

    # mel kiper III Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    gruyere >
    muenster >
    parmigiano reggiano >

    ^^

    well pardon me for not living your lavish lifestyle

  46. mcb Says:

    Marv Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    Niccas need to go camping, see some nature, go to Europe, sip an espresso in a cafe, nothing lavish,

    ^^^

    He’s not JUST white, he’s a jew…

    ^^^
    word cuz Jews go camping a lot…
    how many camp grounds they got in MIami beach and boca raton?

  47. Chief Ali Says:

    @ E

    add Havarti to that list

    shit’s amazing

  48. rex hussla Says:

    Chief Ali Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    on par with SD though? what types of women were out there in Chicago?

    ——

    Its Rex talking doe

    to him a strong 6 = a dime

    ^

    LMAO…nah strong 7’s.

    Really, it’s all you should ever need.

    So you’re saying that your city isn’t coming through in the women dept?

  49. stot Says:

    what fucking language are you guys speaking?

  50. mcb Says:

    but since its marv, im guessing he was saying if Jewish , then you are cultured and fancy and shit.

    that a compliment right there

  51. mel kiper III Says:

    Its Rex talking doe

    to him a strong 6 = a dime

    ^
    i mean when you look like this: tinyurl.com/6h4ml2p

    youre options are limited

    give the poor guy a break

  52. stot Says:

    HALOUMI >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    GOAT cheese

  53. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    Its Rex talking doe

    to him a strong 6 = a dime

    ^
    lol

  54. rex hussla Says:

    again, I was mostly downtown, so they might not have even been Chicago natives.

  55. mel kiper III Says:

    well pardon me for not living your lavish lifestyle

    ^
    pardon granted

  56. mcb Says:

    stot Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    what fucking language are you guys speaking?

    ^^
    Chez

  57. Marv Says:

    word cuz Jews go camping a lot…
    how many camp grounds they got in MIami beach and boca raton?

    ^^^

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch dickhead….

    I said he’s a jew because he said the key word “not too lavish”….

    Smarten up dickwad….

  58. Harlem World Says:

    experiencing other cultures >>>

    the world >>>_____

  59. stot Says:

    reading about MySQL and querying<<<<<<<<<<<<

    the fuck………………

  60. Harlem World Says:

    cosign strong 7′s

  61. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    what fucking language are you guys speaking?

    ^
    speaking multiple foreign languages is grown man steez(c)FBM

  62. Chief Ali Says:

    So you’re saying that your city isn’t coming through in the women dept?

    —–

    maybe its the fact that i’ve been here for 26 years, but for the most part Chicago women are a letdown. There are some bad ones for sure, but it seems like they don’t be out and about like that, almost as if they’re hiding or some shit. summer time bring ‘em out though

    summertime chi>>>>>>>

  63. rex hussla Says:

    baby jesus aka Luis Guzman talking shit?!?!

    The same dude that is banned from the Puerto Rican day parade for sexual harrassing 200 pounders?

  64. el feces loco Says:

    stot Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    what fucking language are you guys speaking?

    ^
    word

    kizzas talking marathons, chicago landmarks to visit, camping and 4k’s

  65. mcb Says:

    Marv Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    word cuz Jews go camping a lot…
    how many camp grounds they got in MIami beach and boca raton?

    ^^^

    Don’t get your panties in a bunch dickhead….

    I said he’s a jew because he said the key word “not too lavish”….

    Smarten up dickwad….

    ^^^
    you get your IQup kind sir

    Jews always live lavish, just for cheap

  66. mel kiper III Says:

    i heard that the chicks be coming out for that food festival in the Chi for 4th July Wknd doe

    true or false?

  67. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    baby jesus aka Luis Guzman talking shit?!?!

    The same dude that is banned from the Puerto Rican day parade for sexual harrassing 200 pounders?

    ^
    lmao

  68. big_seth Says:

    Slumbilical Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Arranges for a NR wifey run-a-thon for charity.
    ^^

    LOL.

    and I don’t see how my girl running a marathon makes me white??

    you niggas do know that Kenyan’s KILL that marathon shit. like seriously, every one she has ever ran got wrecked by a black dude or girl.

    your logic aint adding up folks.

  69. Deen Says:

    Like colored chicks gotta be fat and stupid.

    ^^^

    ROFL.

    He went there [ll].

  70. mel kiper III Says:

    they cant never ban me

  71. Joe 88 Says:

    I Choose to live the street life, aint no turning back
    Niggaz want beef, I raise the heat like a thermostat
    – Broadway

    SMH @ myself

  72. stot Says:

    this is nerd shit, b

    sometimes i want to be a personal trainer (II)

    this engineer shit loses me sometimes

    but that’s where the money’s at…

    in my heart i want to be famous..

    i modeled a bit when i was really young and took a lot of acting/drama classes….

    why do we have to take the “safe route”?

    you only live once, fuck…

  73. Marv Says:

    Yo, Harlem, what you think of that deal Shawty Lo signed with 50 Cent last week?…

    It’s 50/50, I think it’s great, unless 50 Cent has some other shit he’s holding out from the public I think Shawty Lo got a real deal…

  74. Chief Ali Says:

    i heard that the chicks be coming out for that food festival in the Chi for 4th July Wknd doe

    true or false?

    ———

    lmao at food festival

    the Taste nigga?

    that’s false though unless you’re Beezy, them teens be out there with the coochie cutters on a hundred thousand trillion

    i’ll pass

  75. big_seth Says:

    Chief Ali Says:
    June 24th, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    So you’re saying that your city isn’t coming through in the women dept?

    —–

    maybe its the fact that i’ve been here for 26 years, but for the most part Chicago women are a letdown. There are some bad ones for sure, but it seems like they don’t be out and about like that, almost as if they’re hiding or some shit. summer time bring ‘em out though

    summertime chi>>>>>>>
    ^^

    I promise I’m going to the Chi next summer.

    no excuses. This summer its NY. I’m hype.

  76. Slumbilical Says:

    I’m Latino and Arab and I’m Muslim and now cats wanna say I’m Jewish? I swear you niccas was dropped on your heads as babies. Shame on your mothers for watching Oprah while you cats was rolling down the steps, sustaining permanent brain injuries.

  77. mel kiper III Says:

    shoutout to jorge for getting banned from the pr parade for eating that fat bitch coochie on the hood of his civic

    my nigga

  78. rex hussla Says:

    baby jesus’ whole steez is lonely drunk fat guy with mad beads and a camera on Mardi Gras

  79. big_seth Says:

    I’ve seen some BANGIN kenyan chicks cross that finish line with just the right amount of sweat on em…

    booty lookin hella strong.

    but I wait for wifey to finish. LOL.

  80. Harlem World Says:

    marathons ..smh..thats health right there

  81. Chief Ali Says:

    shoutout to jorge for getting banned from the pr parade for eating that fat bitch coochie on the hood of his civic

    ——

    DIZZZZEAD at the visual

    “in broad daylight get right”

  82. mel kiper III Says:

    them teens be out there with the coochie cutters on a hundred thousand trillion

    ^
    #swag

  83. Marv Says:

    Yo, Stot, follow your heart boo boo…

    Everything will be alright….

  84. Harlem World Says:

    slum is pakistani – he tells chicks hes spanish x lebanese

  85. mcb Says:

    stot Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    this is nerd shit, b

    sometimes i want to be a personal trainer (II)

    this engineer shit loses me sometimes

    but that’s where the money’s at…

    in my heart i want to be famous..

    i modeled a bit when i was really young and took a lot of acting/drama classes….

    why do we have to take the “safe route”?

    you only live once, fuck…

    ^^^
    ah but with the safe route, you can go get hte things necessary to go the other route

    you wanna train, do it up in hte offtime but keep your hobbies/other talents in use

    def easier said than done, im with you tho. but i dont mind accounting so much

  86. el feces loco Says:

    and I don’t see how my girl running a marathon makes me white??

    you niggas do know that Kenyan’s KILL that marathon shit. like seriously, every one she has ever ran got wrecked by a black dude or girl.

    ^
    keyword:Kenyans…them blacks be imported

  87. Harlem World Says:

    female athletes >>>

  88. mcb Says:

    Harlem World Says:

    June 24th, 2011 at 12:59 pm
    marathons ..smh..thats health right there
    ^^^^
    most of those long distance women are not whats up

  89. E aka Mac with the Cheese Says:

    them teens be out there with the coochie cutters on a hundred thousand trillion

    ^
    #swag

    ^
    *books flight to chicago*

  90. mel kiper III Says:

    this is nerd shit, b

    sometimes i want to be a personal trainer (II)

    this engineer shit loses me sometimes

    but that’s where the money’s at…

    in my heart i want to be famous..

    i modeled a bit when i was really young and took a lot of acting/drama classes….

    why do we have to take the “safe route”?

    you only live once, fuck…

    ^
    lolololol

    why this read like a HH comment tho

  91. Marv Says:

    I’m Latino and Arab

    ^^^^

    Niggas is white b (c) Stot…..

  92. stot Says:

    whenever i get in touch with my artistic / creative side…

    that’s the shit i remember…

    i always remember some of the poetry i wrote for class in the past…

    or jammin with my buddies during freshman year of college, even though i’m not really into that…

    this shit is just factory work man…

    we’re peons….

    stuck in a fucking matrix…

    why do we have to follow the system?

    i want to break out, no homo…

  93. rex hussla Says:

    Jan Vesely >>>

    *dead* at dude saying he’s not the European Blake Griffin, but Blake is the American Jan Vesely after tonguing down his 6’5” broad on national TV. He killed it at the draft last night.

  94. mel kiper III Says:

    comments to see comments

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