The First Time I Heard Rakim...

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Rakim

If you’re known in hip hop circles as “God MC,” then you know you’re special. Only a chosen few can be named amongst the elite group of hip hop forefathers and Rakim just happens to be one of them. With a career that spans more than 25 years, Ra’s musical DNA is in just about every one of today’s rap stars. BET.com caught up with some of hip hop's most influential lyricists to share their earliest memory of The R.

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