The original GOD MC turns 46 today! That’s right, we’re talking about your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper, Rakim. In honor of one of the greatest MC’s to ever pic up a mic. VIBE put together a playlist of some of your favorite jams from Rakim.
Classic Rakim schoolin’ the competition on “Its Been A Long Time.”
Busta Rhymes, Fredro Starr and the whole hood joins Rakim in the gritty black-and-white visual for “When I B On The Mic.”
Old school meets new school in the visual for “‘Walk these Streets.”
Dookie chains, high top fades and track suits. Gotta love the 80’s. Flavor Flav gets busy and Rakim performs on the streets.
The title track off Eric B & Rakim’s last album together, “Don’t Sweat the Technique.” Peep the video vixens from ’92.
Eric B & Rakim wrote and produced this track off their debut album. “Paid In Full” is one of their most successful singles to date.
Hard cut featuring Eric B & Rakim off the Juice Soundtrack.
One of three Clark Kent produced tracks off Rakim’s debut solo album.
DJ Premier sampled James Brown’s “Down And Out In New York City” for this Big Apple anthem.
Rakim pays his respect to the late great Nelson Mandela on “Madiba.”