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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Rakim - When I Be On The Mic

Rakim's rhymes are legendary - we all know that. But had he fallen off over the years? On this album, it is apparent that he is still as sharp as ever and that his style even continues to develop. Aside from DJ Premier, who produced the 2 best cuts on the album, in my opinion, and DJ Clark Kent, there really isn't much going on in the way of production. "When I Be On the Mic" stands out from all other tracks, for sure. Perfect flow and wordplay to the tempo on that joint made it the obvious choice for the single.

Rakim - When I Be On The Mic


  • At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ..and DJ's play hits when all bass kicks and then display tricks like the matrix,// make the record fry undetected by the naked eye . you just feel the vibe becos your eyes never lie//

    haha, good looking kenny

  • At 3:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Great post! Thank you.

  • At 6:05 PM, Blogger boog-a-licious said…

    Dope dope vid. Rakim has got to be one of the most prolific lyricists in this damn Hiphop game- this, we all know.

    Love to see Premier, Busta (with dreads), Awesome 2, Rampage, etc.

    Classic Premier beat- clean.

  • At 8:58 AM, Anonymous mordecai said…

    decent. can we get some Artifacts or Company Flow or something better on that tip if you got it?

  • At 7:14 AM, Blogger Kenny said…

    whatever happend to the awesome 2 and the flipmodesquad? hope to see them back on The Big Bang from Busta that's coming out


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