The God MC Rakim talks to the Red Bull Music Academy about his early days, his most famous lyrics and whether he believes he’s the GOAT.
At the time of writing, it is actually Sunday here but we’ll make an exception for Rakim (and it is still Saturday in his hometown). The Long Island MC spoke to Jeff Mao at the Red Bull Music Academy currently held in New York City about his early days rhyming, his time spent emceeing with Biz Markie, some of his most well-known lines and the big question: does he think he’s the GOAT. Many fans would agree and his moniker does speak volumes – this dude helped to introduce internal rhyming into the MC repertoire after all.
Stream it below to find out what he thought.