Rakim's Big Daddy Kane–Dissing "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em"
Rakim revealed in recent interviews that "Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em," his 1990 classic with Eric B, originally contained lines that dissed Big Daddy Kane. Kane heard about the bars in question and called Rakim to smooth out the situation. Rakim removed the incendiary lines—we'd love to hear that phone conversation even more than the original version of the song.
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