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  1. A History of Nas' Greatest BeefsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Willamette Week

    ... case for being the best rapper on the planet. With a mix of street smarts and bookish intellect not seen since Rakim, the former Nasir Jones put the world on notice practically from the moment he got access to a recording studio. And right from the ...

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  2. Opinion: Definition of Summer MadnessRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 12 | The New York Times

    ... '87 meant great hip-hop: Boogie Down Productions, LL Cool J, Public Enemy. But none meant as much to me as Eric B. and Rakim's " Paid in Full ." Rakim first invaded my consciousness on a weekend night on East 42nd Street between Church and Snyder in ...

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  3. 's Editors Share 44 Of Their Favorite Hip Hop MomentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 11 | Vibe

    After all, where would we be if not for the albums, images and moments that helped create a culture the masses can't get enough of? On top of hitting it's 4th year in existence , hip-hop has cemented its place in history for birthing legends like Rakim, JAY-Z, Nas, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G. and MC Lyte to Hollywood's elite like Will Smith, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Common and many more. Providing a blueprint for storytelling in the projects in the Bronx to the streets of Compton has allowed us to grow up with a genre that has gotten better with time.

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  4. The top 5 rappers of all time, according to Darryl "D.M.C." McDanielsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 3 | Salon

    ... to debate this stuff with back in the day and how they would flip when I didn't mention Public Enemy, Slick Rick and Rakim. I realize now that these lists are subjective and will always reflect the current times. Biggie, Jay Z, 2Pac and Nas had the ...

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  5. Downtown Thursdays a free concert series for the communityRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 29 | Darien News-Review

    Hip-hop star Rakim will headline the finale of the Downtown Thursday's summer music series in Bridgeport on Aug. 31; this special free concert will be at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard. Hip-hop star Rakim will headline the finale of the Downtown Thursday's summer music series in Bridgeport on Aug. 31; this special free concert will be at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard.

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  6. Ice-T corrals legends on Art of Rap tourRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 29 | The Columbian

    ... important old-school acts to the stage. But he couldn't help noticing today's biggest stars aren't inviting Eric B and Rakim, EPMD and KRS-ONE to open for them at stadiums. So he put them together on the road. "As much as I love the new artists, ...

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  7. Hip-hop back in time: Music fest's Albee Square event a throwback for genre-loversRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 23 | The Brooklyn Paper

    ... beautiful," she said. The annual festival hosted its big concert in Dumbo on July 15, which was headlined by rappers Rakim and DMX. But the Albee Square block party - which also featured a live painting by famed graffiti artist James Top, ...

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  8. Linkin Park's 5 Best Hip-Hop CollaborationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 20 | Billboard

    ... guest verses, he drooled at the thought of teaming up with one of his favorite rock bands. In 2014, the group enlisted Rakim for the track "Guilty All the Same" as part of their album The Hunting Party . In an interview with XXL in 2014, Rakim gave ...

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  9. Ice-T corrals hip-hop legends on the Art of Rap tourRead the original story

    Wednesday Jul 19 | World News Report

    It wasn't Ice-T's intention, when he produced the 2012 documentary "Something for Nothing: The Art of Rap," to return hip-hop's most important old-school acts to the stage. But he couldn't help noticing today's biggest stars aren't inviting Eric B and Rakim, EPMD and KRS-ONE to open for them at stadiums.

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  10. New Sprite Campaign Features Rap Lyrics on ProductsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 18 | Package Printing

    Sprite believes in the power of the lyricism of rap and hip-hop, and the company is also aware that leveraging its relationship to the industry is an excellent marketing tool. In 2015, Sprite released its " Obey Your Verse " Lyrical Collection campaign, which featured lyrics on its products from rappers Drake, Nas, The Notorious B.I.G. and Rakim.

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  11. Rakim, DMX & The LOX Keep the Old School Flavor Alive at Brooklyn's Hip-Hop FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 17 | Vibe

    ... the sweltering heat failed to derail the plans of the avid hip-hop fans in attendance. With rap purists aching to see Rakim , DMX , and The LOX grace the stage, many arrived early in hopes of securing a place to stand. Though the line-up was ...

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  12. Summer in the city July Music Festival Face-offRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | New York Magazine

    ... social justice and entrepreneurship, a film festival, and a block party. Dates: July 10-15, various venues Performers: Rakim, DMX, the Lox The Elements of Style: On July 14 at St. Ann's Warehouse is the Juice Hip-Hop Exhibition, showcasing all ...

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  13. Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | The New York Times

    ERIC B. & RAKIM at the Apollo Theater . "Paid in Full," the 1987 debut album by the rapper Rakim and the D.J. Eric B., played a crucial role in hip-hop's evolution toward more intricate wordplay and intellectual flair.

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  14. Iconic Philly book store fears closing, launches GoFundMe campaign12 minutes agoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 26, 2017 | Philly.com

    ... the Go Fund Me page said. One donor,  New Lane Entertainment, a music label that represents singer PnB Rock, or Rakim Allen, had donated $2,000 late Sunday night. Hopkins, 45, said he had just seen Rock on the BET Awards Sunday evening. The ...

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  15. Mobb Deep's Prodigy Remembered By AZ, DJ Whoo Kid, Mister Cee, Roc Marciano, and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Spin

    ... of time where P was the top dog, lyrically. Everybody knew P was the one. There's so much to say about him, it's like Rakim , which is my favorite rapper of all time, with like a real ill gangster twist. I loved that about him. Also, I got a lot of ...

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  16. Salute The Spitter: 20 Memorable Lyrics From 'Don't Sweat The Technique'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Vibe

    Few combinations in hip-hop history have influenced the culture in the way that Eric B. & Rakim did during their reign, which came during rap's first golden era, and would result in some of the greatest songs in the history of the genre. In 1992, the New York natives released their fourth studio album, Don't Sweat The Technique , which would also be their last album as a unit before disbanding and going their separate ways.

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  17. Eric B. & Rakim Announce 30th Anniversary Concert for 'Paid in Full'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | Billboard

    In 1987, Eric B. & Rakim took the hip-hop game by storm when they released their flawless album Paid in Full. This upcoming July, the iconic duo will perform at Harlem's Apollo Theater to celebrate the project's 30th anniversary.

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  18. Eric B. & Rakim Uniting For Real This TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | HipHopDx

    Few artists are important enough to change the game simply by returning to it, but Eric B. & Rakim might just fit that bill. The legendary Hip Hop duo joined Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning on Thursday to announce that they would be reuniting for a very special show to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their Paid In Full album.

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  19. Eric B & Rakim Announce Massive Reunion Show This Summer To Celebrate "Paid In Full"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | AllHipHop.com

    Rap legends Eric B & Rakim stopped by Ebro in the Morning today , to confirm a highly anticipated reunion show. According to Eric B, the group has reunion show lined up at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, slated for 7/7/2017, to mark the day Paid In Full was released in 1987.

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  20. A Legendary Lit Moment: Eric B. & Rakim To Perform 'Paid...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2017 | Vibe

    It's what rap enthusiasts have been waiting for. Last year, Rakim and Eric B. teased fans with a comeback tour.

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