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I Ain't No Joke

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The best Ever

Man this is my favorite song by Rakim, a living rap legend and the best rapper ever. Now if you say tupac is better then him, rakim's lyrics, flow, and delivery are better then tupac, and tupac, even though i love him, is overrated because he died. Same story with biggie, who i hate. This man truely has complex flow, rapid delievery, and oxymorons in his lyrics. Thank you for putting this video on here.

No rapper today even comes close

Its funny when talking to kids 8 years or so younger than me that never heard of Rakim. When this video came out, a standard was set and to this day it hasn't been met. This video represents a better time in rap before all the gangsters came in and ruined the experience.

The God of Rap

Peace to the God of Rap Rakim. Itunes is dope for putting this video back in the hands of fans of real hip hop.

Biography

Formed: 1985 in Queens, New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s

They never had a mainstream hit of their own, but during rap's so-called golden age in the late '80s, Eric B. & Rakim were almost universally recognized as the premier DJ/MC team in all of hip-hop. Not only was their chemistry superb, but individually, each represented the absolute state of the art in their respective skills. Eric B. was a hugely influential DJ and beatmaker whose taste for hard-hitting James Brown samples touched off a stampede through the Godfather of Soul's back catalog that...
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