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Artist of the week: Rakim (+Giveaway!)

Any Hip Hop head knows that ‘Paid in Full’ from Eric B and Rakim is one of the most important stepping stones in Hip Hop history. I mean if we’re being super honest the gritty production of the this album would probably put off many of the new spoiled modern ears but lyrically Rakim was unmatchable at the time and well still is. He brought the game to another level with his smooth flow and that unpredictable off beat spitting. You know how rappers (well good rappers) obsess about their rhyme scheme and how complex their rhyme layering is.. Ya, we have Rakim to thank for that. This man was crazy innovative and really brought listeners on a mental journey when he laid down a verse. Now that was way back in ’87 and though he may have left the scene for a little while, Rakim is still rocking stages 25 years later! no I’m not talking some nostalgic but kinda awkward beach boys reunion type show I’m talking live energy, new rhymes and sick collabs. So are you really gonna be that guy that who had an opportunity to see the Great Master Rakim live but decided to stay home and pick his nose instead.. come on man step your life game and come kick it with the fam at The Belmont this Thursday night.

Local Fam Full Course and Dirty Taz will be kickin’ off the night and Conscience is flying in all the way from Vancouver to hit the stage. Our main man DJ Simahlak will be holding down the 1s n’ 2s and I’ll be the hyper excited fan in the front row trying the spit on point with Ra’

GiveAWAY!!!: first person to send us an e-mail before 4pm Thursday May 17th at saywordmtl@gmail.com Telling us which one of Eric B & Rakim’s tracks uses this sample gets a free ticket to the show! [leave your name, number and e-mail so we can contact you]

[if you don’t know the answer all i can say is :-O]

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