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Mosart212 declares himself PASSIVE/AGGRESSIVE

It's been hard to miss this whole EDM push lately.
EDM x DSM
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 17, 2012
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Craft service

The business model adopted by Pawtucket-via-Albany rapper Big Rush is simple: paying bills-via-rhyme skills.
Big Rush on the grind
By CHRIS CONTI  |  August 13, 2010
Rakim at Lupo’s

Rakim at Lupo’s


Goose pimples are everywhere when Rakim is firing on all cylinders. No one who appreciates hip-hop is in the dark about the MC’s radically inventive...
By webteam  |  January 13, 2010

Rakim and Rhymefest at the Asylum


A late add to the Asylum calendar, Rakim, legendary rapper of Eric B. & Rakim fame, heads to 121 Center St. tonight for a show...
By webteam  |  November 18, 2009
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OG Mic Fiend


Was bouncing to an old mix tape the other day, and came across Eric B & Rakim’s “Follow the Leader.” Goose bumps everywhere. Part of...
By webteam  |  November 11, 2009
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Brother Ali | The Truth Is Here

My "greatest rapper" list reads differently from most. Ghostface Killah resides at the zenith, beside Rakim's throne, and Minneapolis truth agent Brother Ali.
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By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 17, 2009


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Rakim: Return of the King

As long as the Microsoft linguists who're responsible for updating Word are adding "Barack" and "Obama" to the spell-check dictionary, they should throw in "Rakim."
Harpers Ferry, January 17, 2009
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 27, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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The silent rapper

One of the most influential hip-hop MCs of all time, Rakim brought rap from its sing-songy beginnings into its late-’80s golden era with his dense lyrics and virtuoso internal rhyme structures.
What the hell has Rakim been up to?
By BEN WESTHOFF  |  July 21, 2008