Sunday, May 22, 2011

Rakim - The Real G.O.A.T

 "I got classics which means my smash hits won't age"

       All of us ask "who the best rapper is?" and a lot of idiots will say Lil Wayne. But to us real rap fans it comes down to just a few. To me, the G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Time), is Rakim. Rakim has flow that is touched by no one. His lyrics incite the emotional reaction that Tupac's do making them irresistible. Rakim uses a unique ability to rhyme to therefor setting himself apart from other rappers. When you listen to a song like "New York to Cali", you truly believe that Rakim is there sitting with you guiding you on a tour. He found the common ground in hip hop that so few have, the balance between good flow and lyrics. His lyrics don't constantly refer back to sex and drugs, yet he still has perfect low that stays perfect with the tantalizing beats he raps over. There is a certain serenity that comes over someone when they listen to Rakim, and this is what really makes him special to me and many others. Rakim posses a true passion for hip hop that is share by very few, and it is clearly evident in his work. That is why I like to refer to Rakim as the "Rapper's Rapper" because every rapper has shown their respect to him, in their multiple shoutouts in songs. So please everyone take a minute and respect greatness a.k.a Rakim Allah. (Rakim Download)
Written by DJ WFB

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