Probably my favorite MC of all time is Rakim. I never really got to know him, although i did get to be friendly with Eric B. eventually. I was just intimidated by these guys like no one else. Eric was like no one else i had ever met, he was "No Joke".
I think it's long overdue that i post as many of their great songs here for y'all to check out. It's been too long that i haven't had a good listen myself. This was hip-hop as art and technique like no one else. I loved putting this post together! (with the little re-hash at the bottom).
These first two tracks are the original versions from the 1st vinyl 12"
(Much better than the album remixes)
TURN IT UP!
Eric B. is President
I Know You Got Soul
As The Rhyme Goes On
and a few of those late 80's videos
Obviously, without question, one of the, if not the greatest hip-hop lyricists of all time, Rakim. (a.k.a. the MC of the group Eric B. & Rakim) - Another previously unpublished photo from my archive.