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October 12, 2006
Exclusive Rakim Clip!
by Serena Kim

Rakim_1Rakim is the man, I mean, the god. I mean, well, you know what I mean. He's the holder of the boulder, especially on this exclusive clip from VSpot. Click through and you'll see the Roots tearing it up, the venerable DJ Kid Capri on the ones and twos, and Ice Cube letting loose and actually shaking a good foot in his seat. And what can I say about Rakim Allah's verses. They speak for themselves! Let us know what you think, and look out for more video teasers to come.

Comments

Carrie AKA AC says:
10/12/2006, 05:37 PM

hey to all the originaal lovers of hip hop. i get tired of all the youngsters getting it wrong about the hip hop sound. it started by adding rap to r&b and not sampling r&b to rap. First there was Sugar Hill no question then grandmaster flash. The first lady of hip hop was Teena Marie period. Salt 'N Peppa & MC Lyte were rappers first then added hip hop sound later on. everyone wants to blend them together but the sound is unmistakeably different. Somebody get Fab 5 Freddy off the TV he was a rapper.

CONSTANT ELEVATION says:
10/16/2006, 07:04 PM

RAKIM IS THE BEST

THIS IS RAKIM'S LYRICS FROM "THE PUNISHER" BROKEN DOWN TO A LEVEL TO SHOW YOU HE'S THE BEST PERIOD ...RAKIM IS WAY BEYOND THESE RAPPERS MENTAL OR SPIRITUAL THINKING PERIOD...

THE MIND WILL PUNISH THEM BECAUSE THEY DONT UNDERSTAND IT.....

IF YOU CURSE ME IT AIN'T NO MERCY...

GIVE THEM A AUTOPSY .....

THEY KILLED BY A VERSE OF ME....

I TOOK THE KID AND CUT OFF THERE EYELIDS.....(NOT MEANING CUTTING THERE EYELIDS OFF PHYSICALLY BUT SPIRITUALLY)..READ HIS RHYMES WITH SYMBOLIC MEANING...HE'S GIVING YOU DEEP SPIRITUAL INSIGHT FOR THE UNAWARE INDIVIDUALS. (IF I CUT OFF YOUR EYELIDS YOU CAN'T CLOSE YOUR EYES WITHOUT EYE LIDS, SO YOU CAN SEE AT ALL TIMES WHAT COMING AT YOU IN ALL ANGLES WEATHER IT'S MENTAL,PHYSICAL, OR SPIRITUALLY BUT YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS, NOT SLEEPING WALKING IN THE MENTAL OR SPIRITUAL)...

KILLING THEM SLOW SO THEY CAN SEE WHAT I DID....( RAKIM IS NOT MEANING KILLING FOR REAL LIKE PHYSICALLY BUT KILLING THERE IMMATURE NEGATIVE IDENTITY SO THEY CAN GIVE BIRTH TO THE REAL SPIRITUAL IDENTITY FROM GOD WHICH HAS ETERNAL LIGHT AND INSIGHT WHICH IS WITHIN ONESELF)...WHEN YOUR MIND STARTS TO GROW WITH POSITIVE AWARENESS OF ETERNAL LIFES INSIGHT THEN YOUR NEGATIVE OLD WAYS OF THINKING DIES AND YOU NOW GIVE BIRTH TO ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT FROM GOD THAT GIVES YOU ETERNAL LIFE ..(THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS WITHIN YOU)THATS WHAT RAKIM MEANS BY SAYING KILL EM AGAIN,AGAIN, AND AGAIN....HE'S MEANING KILLING THERE NEGATIVE WAYS OF THINKING

IF THEY DONT UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAID I'M PUSHING THERE EYEBALLS WAY TO THE BACK OF THERE HEAD SO THEY CAN SEE WHAT THEY GETTING INTO .....

THE PART OF THE MIND THAT THEY NEVER BEEN THROUGH..

THE JOURNEY IS COMING CAUSE YOUR GETTING SENT TO, A PLACE HARDER TO FIND, BUT IT'S ALL IN THE MENTAL....

I RUN A BRAINSCAN TO LOCATE YOUR GAME PLAN....

WHEN I'M THROUGH WITH YOUR BRAIN YOU AIN'T THE SAME MAN....!!!

DID YOU LOSE YOUR MIND OR GOT LOST IN THE MIND....

BUT THIS AIN'T THE LOST AND FOUND BECAUSE YOU CAN'T FIND YOUR FOUNDATION...IT'S COASTING...DRIFTING IN SLOW MOTION ... YOUR FROZEN...

LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER MURDER IN THE MARDI GRAS...B!!!(IF YOU THINK YOU THERE MENTALLY AND YOUR LIGHT WHICH IS WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, AND UNDERSTANDING AIN'T FROM GOD (THE MOST HIGH) AND YOU NOT INTUNE WITH LIFES INSIGHT YET THEN YOU MIGHT AS WELL CONSIDER YOUR MENTAL AWARENESS MURDERED ...THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS..)

TOO LATE TO SEND OUT A SEARCH PARTY ....

ONCE YOUR OUT OF YOUR HEAD THEN YOU CAN'T GET BACK...

I GIVE THEM A MAP BUT THEY STILL GET TRAPPED....( I GIVE THEM DIRECTION BECAUSE I'M RIGHTEOUS BUT THE IGNORANT GET MENTALLY TRAPPED ...GET IT YET...)

PREPARE THE CHAMBER...THE TORTURE IS COMING UP....

WHEN YOU TRIP THROUGH YOUR MIND AT THE END YOU WILL FIND IT'S THE PUNISHER....(REMEMBER RAKIM SAID THAT YOUR MIND IS THE PUNISHER NOT THAT HE'S THE PUNISHER..(YOUR MIND BECOMES YOUR OWN ENEMY)...(THE MIND TAKES X-RAY'S SO LISTEN CLOSELY)...

MY INTELLECT WILL WRECK AND DISCONNECT YOUR CEREBRAL CORTEX THEN CEREBELLUM IS NEXT...

YOUR CONSCIENCE BECOMES SUB-CONSCIOUS....

SOON YOUR RESPONSE BECOMES NONSENSE....

YOUR LAST WORDS BECOME BLURRED... MUMBLED THEN SLURRED...

THEN YOUR VERBS WHICH IS YOUR ACTIONS BECOME NO LONGER HEARD....

THEN YOU GET YOUR LUNGS FRIED SO GOOD YOUR TONGUES TIED....

THEY TRIED TO SWING OR HANG WITH ME IN THE MENTAL BUT THEY HUNG TILL THEY DIED...

I LEAVE THEM IN A MAUSOLEUM WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM ....

BECAUSE I GOT A SPIRITUALLY AND MENTALLY DEAD PEOPLE MUSEUM....

WHEN I CREATE THEM....I CREMATE THEM AND COMPLICATE THEM....YOU CAN'T SAVE THEM...THERES NO ULTIMATUM...!!!

THERE MENTAL DARKNESS LAYS AROUND LIKE BODY'S BURNED TO ASHES....

WITH THE VICTIM'S NAME IN SLASHES....( MENTALLY SCARING THEM FOR LIFE )....

I GOT A LONG LIST AND I'M GONNA GET EVERY ONE OF YA...!!!

BEWARE OF THE PUNISHER....!!! (BEWARE OF YOUR OWN MIND AND SPIRITUAL AWARENESS IN YOURSELF THAT'S WHAT IT MEANS BECAUSE YOUR OWN MIND IS THE PUNISHER...SO BEWARE OF YOUR MIND)....
SOME PEOPLE THINK THEY THERE MENTALLY WHEN IN REALITY THERE MENTALLY DEAD WHEN IT COMES TO TEACHING OUR GENERATION KNOWLEDGE OF THINGS THAT CAN SAVE THEM TO HAVE ETERNAL LIFE...HE'S NOT TALKING ABOUT MATERIAL THINGS, HE BUILDING ON SPIRITUAL CONTENT THATS EVERLASTING...IM JUST GIVING YOU A GLIMPSE OF WHAT HE'S MEANING YOU FIGURE OUT THE REST IF YOU TRULY INTELLIGENT... RAKIM IS LIGHT YEARS AHEAD OF HIS TIME....CONSTANT ELEVATION

Supreme Original Scientist says:
10/17/2006, 02:04 AM

No doubt Rakim Allah is the greatest MC of all time no one can bring heat like the God his lyrical content is the most complex for those who don't overstand. It's certain lyrics that he alone spit I have troubled deciphering but seek that Knowledge Wisdom Understanding should guide you to Overstanding. Ra is no doubt in my mind is the greastest of all time. I got one line from Ra that I will remember YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE RISING YOU DAMN NEAR LOST IT/ HIT THE GROUND BURNT WOKE UP FROSTBITTEN.

Black Caesar says:
10/17/2006, 10:57 AM

Thank God there are still MC's out there like Rakim. Because todays hip hop is NOTt made for people 30 and up. We long for the days when you could hear Eric B and Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, KRS1, P.E. now we must settle for 50 cent and G-Unit, Watered down LL Cool J (someone please diss him in a song so he can write some shhh) you get the point. We can only hope that MC's like the Roots, Talib Kweli, Common, Nas and yes even Jay Z can bring back that feeling we as the 30 + age group grew up on. LONG LIVE REAL HIP HOP AND BIG UP RAKIM!!!!

john truss says:
10/17/2006, 10:01 PM

i feel what you guys are doing and you are representin hiphop but there are alot of missing elements that you are forgeting that i think you guys need to recongnize.the element is Richard T of the T-Connectoin night club in the bronx.Richard T is a major icon in the name of hiphop and it bothers me that his name would go unannounced.1978 he opened up the T Connection which opened alot of doors for the hiphop artist of those days.Bam ,Flash,Cold Crush,and many more .He also opened up a record shop in the 60s and later would be one of the main distributors of hiphop music, then at the end of the night he would throw the jams in aurther park giving hopefulls a chance to get on the mic.He also was 1 of the 3 honorees responsible for the sales of Planet rock, 50,000 sold and he recieved a gold record for these accomplishments. he also was the first Mixtape DJs in the Bronx.his name goes unsaid ,unheard iand i think all those artist on stage now need to pay there respect to one of the main fathers of hip hop Richard T,Atrue hiphop pioneer.Give respect where respect is due.peace

yattaman says:
10/20/2006, 06:09 PM

Before him there were none after him there shall be no more (GOD MC)

DJ.HEAVY HANDS says:
10/21/2006, 12:36 AM

THE REALEST TV COMPANY VHL1 WHO DISPLAY ALL CULTURES WITH RESPECT TO HONOR THE REAL HIPHOP THAT GOT YOU THROUGH THE DAYS GOING HARD AND SURVIVING! THANKS VHL1



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