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Chris Rock Fills In For Sick Rakim At Comedy Show

22nd January 2013

Chris Rock filled in for rapper Rakim when the hip-hop star cancelled an appearance at a New York comedy show this weekend (19-20Jan13) due to illness.The Eric B. & Rakim star was due to take...

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Fascinating Fact 7746

29th July 2009

Producer DJ JAZZY JEFF is lending his talents to music video game DJ Hero. The Grammy winner is creating two special mixes for the computer game using songs by artists like LL COOL J, ERIC...

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Reggaeton Stars Rakim + Ken-y Rule Latin Music Awards

15th February 2007

Reggaeton sensations RAKIM + KEN-Y are in seventh heaven after leading the 2007 Billboard Latin Music Awards nominations with seven big nods. The duo's haul includes Hot Latin Song of The Year and Reggaeton Song...

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Vh1 Honours Hip-hop Icons

10th October 2006

VH1 paid tribute to a host of hip-hop icons including AFRIKA BAMBAATAA, THE BEASTIE BOYS and WU-TANG CLAN at the network's third annual Hip-Hop Honors awards ceremony on Saturday night (07OCT06). EAZY-E, RAKIM, MC LYTE...

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Jay-z Finally Accepts Industry Accolades

19th April 2006

Rapper SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER is delighted to be recognised as the greatest MC of all time, despite spending years fighting the music industry and its plaudits. The 99 PROBLEMS star, who is dating R+B superstar...

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Nas And Rakim Plan Collaboration

11th April 2006

Rappers NAS and RAKIM are planning to collaborate for the first time after chatting about the prospect of teaming up on record in an MTV interview. Reporters recently sat down with the two MCs, who...

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Eric B And Rakim Claim Top Hip-hop Album In New Poll

14th November 2004

ERIC B and RAKIM's classic PAID IN FULL album has been hailed the greatest ever hip-hop album in US magazine ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY. Marking the 25th anniversary of the birth of mainstream rap, the magazine...

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Rakim Cleared Of Charges

29th April 2004

Rapper RAKIM has been cleared of the child support charges which saw him arrested en route to a concert in New York on Tuesday (27APR04). The veteran star appeared in SUFFOLK COUNTY FAMILY COURT...

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Rakim Arrested En Route To Performance

29th April 2004

Rap veteran RAKIM left fans at a New York show waiting on Tuesday night (27APR04), after police arrested him on family court charges before he could even enter the venue. Rakim was arrested by...

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Rakim Rushes Back To Work After Crash

5th February 2004

Rapper RAKIM is already back in the studio recording a new album after his horrific car crash last month (21JAN04). The I AIN'T NO JOKE MC has re-examined his life since the accident in...

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Rapper Rakim Hurt In Car Crash

22nd January 2004

American rapper RAKIM was injured in a car crash in his native Connecticut yesterday (21JAN04). The star was left with a swollen knee, back injuries and scratches to his face after his car hit...

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Elliott Slams Today's Rappers

3rd November 2003

MISSY ELLIOTT has slammed modern rap artists - accusing them of only being interested in the riches hip-hop success can bestow. The WORLD IS OURS star believes today's rappers pale in comparison to the...

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Eric B + Rakim Not Paid At All

21st October 2003

ERIC B + RAKIM frontman ERIC BARRIER is preparing to "sue everyone" for unpaid royalties from his ground-breaking 1987 album PAID IN FULL. As the record label plans to re-release the remastered long player,...

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Alicia Keys Delays Album Release

1st October 2003

GRAMMY-winning singer ALICIA KEYS has pushed back the release date of her forthcoming album to 2 December (03) to give herself more time to plan her tour. The FALLIN' beauty's DIARY OF ALICIA KEYS...

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Rakim's Departure From Dr Dre's Label Explained

15th September 2003

Rapper RAKIM's abruptly quit DR DRE's AFTERMATH RECORDS because he felt he wasn't treated with any respect, according to a former associate of the label. At the time of Rakim's decision to move on...

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Grandmaster's Message Tops Hip-hop List

10th September 2003

GRANDMASTER FLASH + THE FURIOUS FIVE's groundbreaking hit THE MESSAGE has been named the most important hip-hop songs of all-time in a new poll. Top urban magazine THE SOURCE has listed the 151 Greatest...

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Rage To Be Immortalised

31st August 2003

Rap-rockers RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are to be brought back to life with the release of a new album and DVD documenting their final live shows. LIVE AT THE OLYMPIC AUDITORIUM, released in America...

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Fury At News Of Keys' Track With Nas And Rakim

25th August 2003

Pop star ALICIA KEYS' manager is furious that news of her collaboration with New York MC giants NAS and RAKIM has been leaked - but he insists it's the ultimate rap pairing. Keys has...

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Alicia Keys Gets Nas And Rakim Together For First Time

8th August 2003

Sexy singer ALICIA KEYS is poised to make history with her upcoming album - by securing rappers NAS and RAKIM on the same record for the first time ever. The GRAMMY-winning FALLIN' beauty is...

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Rakim And Dr Dre Part Ways

20th July 2003

Legendary rapper RAKIM has left DR DRE's AFTERMATH RECORDS, according to the label's website. Rakim joined the label three years ago but never released his long awaited album, OH MY GOD. Rakim's manager...

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