Audio: "Holy Are You" by Rakim
The God Emcee, Rakim returns with the Seventh Seal album. His third solo album, first of nine years since he and Dre had their creative differences under Aftermath's early days. First single released off the album, "Holy Are You" dropped two days ago on Myspace.
The album, Seventh Seal is currently set for an end of year release via his own G&E Trust label. When asked about the album title, Rakim stated:
"The number 7 has a lot of significance. The 7th letter of the alphabet is G -- that stands for God. There are 7 continents, 7 seas. The 'Seventh Seal' deals with that and also some revelations in the Bible," said Rakim to Billboard. "Some call it the end of the world, but for me it's the end of the old and the beginning of the new. By me naming my album that, I'm using it metaphorically in hip-hop. I'm hoping to kill the old state of hip-hop and start with the new."
Forever the most revered lyricist to have ever rapped a beat.
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My Malt’s Playin Tricks On Me - Geto Boyz
Can I Get A Sip? - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone
M.A.D.F.U Public Service Announcement
Shaolin Brew - Wu-Tang Clan
The Brew Took Me Unda - MC Eiht
Calvin’s Hard Lemonade - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Breeze
Brewin’ 40oz Or A Can - EPMD
St. Ides - King Tee
Only When I’m Drunk - The Alkaholiks
A Few Words From Tha Alkaholiks
Only When I’m Drunker - Tash
Get Some - Rakim
Mild Riot - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Al Shid Drankin
Toon - Scarface
Real Man Drank (That Billy D) - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Billy D. Williams
Real Men Drink… - Eric B & Rakim
St. Ides In The LBC - Snoop Dogg
S.T. Crooked I.D.E.S. - Ice Cube f. DJ Pooh & E-Swift
Pimp Potion - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Celph Titled
East Meets West Malt Liquor - EPMD f. Ice Cube
Drank Anthem - Nate Dogg
Crooked I For All Ages - Ice Cube
Fall Down Brew - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. RA The Rugged Man
Project Paradise - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone f. Poison Pen
Let’s Have Some St. Ides - E-Swift f. King Tee
Zodiac - Chief Chinchilla & J-Zone The Earl Outro
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Rakim Eric who? Recorded live at The New York City Nokia Theatre, May 2008. This legend of hip-hop is rocking 20 years strong. Don't sweat the technique.
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