1/28/15

The Rakim Collection

On this day, 47 years ago, William Michael Griffin, Jr. was born. Today, he is better known as Rakim Allah, The R, The God MC, or simply, God. It's a fitting title, because not only is he the most dominant MC of all time, but it's from his style that all others since have stemmed.

Today, we celebrate Rakim's birthday with the gift of 70 songs, as originally compiled by the Rap Dungeon. Whereas yesterday's compilation was basically a lost album, this one is nothing like that. It's three folders of random collaborations and non-album cuts. And for the Long Island hip-hop completist, it's indispensable.


01. Jody Watley - Friends (feat. Eric B. & Rakim)
02. Eric B. & Rakim - Real Men Drink
03. Mica Paris - Contribution (feat. Rakim)
04. Rakim - I Get Visual
05. Rakim - Last Resort
06. Rakim - Living For The City
07. Rakim - New York To Cali
08. Ayatollah - Cold Feeling (feat. Rakim)
09. Rakim - Cypher In The Park
10. Rakim - Hoodlum
11. Rakim - In The Lab
12. Rakim - New York (Remix)
13. Rakim - Original Style
14. Rakim - Punish Em ft. Canibus (Original Version)
15. Rakim - We All Got Plans
16. Jody Watley - Off The Hook (feat. Rakim)
17. Rakim - Bring It (Turn It Up)
18. Rakim - Get Some
19. Rakim - Heat It Up
20. Rakim - Keep It Complicated
21. Rakim - Murderer (feat- Barrington Levy)
22. Rakim - Rakim Def Poetry
23. Rakim - Welcome to the Hood [Prod. by Dr. Dre]
24. Rakim - Dont Sweat The Technique (Original Version)
25. Rakim - Hypnotic
26. Rakim - Lvin For The City (Remix)
27. Rakim - Once Upon a Rhyme
28. Rakim - Tryin to Write Rhymes
29. Rakim - Various Shades of Black
30. Rakim - You Dont Fool Me
31. Shaquille O'Neal - Game of Death (feat. Rakim)
32. Mobb Deep - Hoodlum (feat. Big Noyd & Rakim)
33. Art of Noise - Metafor on the floor (feat. Rakim)
34. Art of Noise - Metaforce (feat. Rakim)
35. Art of Noise - Rapt In The Evening Air (feat. Rakim)
36. Art of Noise - (New York London Paris) Spleen (feat. Rakim)
37. Rakim - Get Some (St Ides Commercial)
38. Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle (feat. Rakim)
39. Gang Starr - The Militia II (Remix) (feat. W.C. And Rakim)
40. Canibus Feat. Rakim - I'll Buss 'Em U Punish 'Em
41. G-Dep - I Am (feat. Kool G Rap and Rakim)
42. Malcolm McLaren Buffalo Gals (Back to Skool) (feat. Rakim)
43. Truth Hurts - Addictive (feat. Rakim)
44. Truth Hurts - Addictive (Remix) (feat. Rakim)
45. Jay-Z - The Watcher 2 (feat. Dr. Dre, Rakim and Truth Hurts)
46. Alicia Keys Feat. Rakim and Nas - Streets Of New York
47. Rakim - Take the Train (Rugrats The Movie OST)
48. Rakim - R.A.K.I.M (8 Mile OST)
49. Rakim - After You Die (feat. Truth Hurts) [Prod. by Dr. Dre]
50. Rakim - Run Freestyle
51. Talib Kweli & Rakim - Getting Up Anthem - Part 1
52. Rakim - Freestyle (Icon DVD Magazine)
53. Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Styles P, Raekwon, Kid Capri, Rakim and The Roots Band - Rakim Tribute & It's Nothing (VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2006)
54. Kanye West, Nas, KRS-One & Rakim - Better Than I've Ever Been (DJ Premier Remix)
55. Rakim - Rice Returns (All-Pro Football 2K8)
56. Rakim - Guess Who's Back (Buckwild Remix)
57. Chilli Mac, Ice-T and Rakim - Game of Life
58. Rakim - Everything is Cool
59. Rakim - Heat It Up (Album Version)
60. Rakim - Heat It Up (J-Love Remix)
61. Rakim - Hoodlum (Longer Version and Worse Quality)
62. Rakim - Once Upon A Time (Remix)
63. Rakim - Remember Dat (Original Version)
64. Rakim - When I Be Flowin (King Tech Remix)
65. Rakim - Shades of Black (Easy Mo Be Orignal Radio Edit)
66. DJ Z-Trip - Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em 2007 (feat. Rakim & Chevelle)
67. Rakim - Keep The Mic (Produced By J-Love)
68. Rakim - Light It Up (Unreleased)
69. Rakim - It Aint Kool (Unreleased)
70. Rakim - Yo MTV Raps

3 comments:

  1. #2 & #3 have the same link...thanks in advance for fixing it and also props for sharing these gems!!!

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    1. Should be good now. Thanks for the heads up and for listening. Enjoy!

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