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By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

I've always been a fan of hip hop and there are cats out there that I admire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I feel that when we leave here I think it's just another transition and whatever it is I hope I'm prepared for it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I never really liked the idea of doing mixtapes but at the same time it was a big thing a lot of people were doing it and it almost got to the point where if you didn't touch the mixtape circuit it was like you didn't care.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

Sometimes I see where I want to take the song and wind up at the end and come back to the beginning. I don't miss nothing and everything is good. Everything I thought of is incorporated in it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

You gotta let the fans shine their glory the way they want. It's like I have a million bosses and my job is to make them happy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

When I hear my first album today I hear myself reading my rhymes but I'm my worst critic.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

That's another thing yo rappers are scared to bring new styles out. There's so many different ways we can be flowing but everybody chooses to flow the generic way.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I don't work out too much and it's wild because it bugs me out.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I don't want to put nobody on blast but in the beginning it's like somebody telling you somebody looks like you and you've been looking in the mirror your whole life and nobody looks like you. Same thing with me.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

A lot of times when people listen to music it's because they feel down, and that's when serious hip-hop comes into play. When times is hard, people can hear a rapper that inspires them to do what they [are] supposed to do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

When you come in the building with your guns don't take them off.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I kinda write in sequences that I live through.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

Now it seems like hip hop belongs to the people you see in the videos and radios. So I want to give it bring it back to the hood, make a statement for NY to put us back in our proper perspective, and of course let them know that Ra still spits fire.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

It is what it is but I do me and I think people respect that. They see me out in the hood by myself or with wifey and I don't have no bodyguards.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

Before I started rapping and touring I weighed about 160. But by going on the road every night eating fast food, performing every night, partying and drinking I started gaining weight immediately.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

I think half of our life is written out for us and things happen the way their supposed to happen.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

And I'll break, when I'm through breakin, I'll leave you broke, Drop the mic when I'm finished, and watch it smoke

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

Sometimes I feel I'm the luckiest rapper in the world.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

I try not to eat too much beef. I try to eat healthy.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

Thinkin' of a master plan Cause ain't nothin' but sweat inside my hand.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I'm not a flamboyant artist.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

I think it's a combination of my peoples that I grew up under, places that I hung out is what contributed to where I'm at now.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I seen her in the subway, on my way to Brooklyn. "Hello, good lookin, is this seat tooken?" On the A Train, pickin at her brain, I couldn't get her number, I couldn't get her name. I said, "I still like your style and fashion, But I hate your hot sadiddy attitude wit a passion. Is it because brothers like to hawk a lot? Is it because your sign don't talk a lot?" She turned away, no play, I said, "OK, You don't really look good, I hope you have a bad day.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I'm just an addict, addicted to music Maybe it's a habit...I gotta use it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

It's a bold statement but I think people need to read between the lines.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

When you come out the streets. I ain't braggin'. I never sold drugs but I kept a joint on me. I got arrested plenty of times back when I was a juvenile. Not saying I was a bad ass. I was a juvenile coming' out to the city, to do MC conventions that Mike & Dave was doing. I had to hold myself down. Now I put the gat up. I chill. I pay more attention to life.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I came in the door, I said it before I never let the mic magnetize me no more. But it's biting me, fighting me, inviting me to rhyme, I can't hold it back...I'm looking for the line. Taking off my coat, clearing my throat, My rhyme will be kicking until I hit my last note.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I never wanted to do the mixtape circuit and 300,000 people hear it and that's a chapter of my life and when I do another album I'm coming off of that chapter but the whole world didn't hear that chapter so it's like I would have to start over.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

Self-esteem makes me super, superb and supreme

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

You can't win for losing.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

It's been a long time...I shouldn't have left you Without a strong rhyme to step to.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

I've been writing for so long I got a lot of different ways to write.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

Everything derives from the mind. From sex to the way you want people to perceive you to anything in life, it all derives from the mind. If people start realizing this and get deeper into themselves they'll realize there's nothing that they can't do.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

Whenever I sat down to write something it was never anything I took lightly. It was something that I'd want you, somebody in Japan, and somebody [over there to hear it].

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I never sold drugs. A lot of people used to think I was that dude but I never sold a crumb. I used to always be upset with that.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

Hopefully we get back to the raw essence of hip hop again.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

The money from every unit being sold is what I feel every artist should see.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

I've always tried to insert consciousness and spirituality in my records, interpreting the writings of all cultures and religions and how they apply to life in modern times.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

Once you start making money you have to put things into perspective.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I always had an intelligence with me, I was always in the streets, I was always trying to do good. I was always looking for something to guide me. In the beginning church wasn't it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I see my pops everyday and that's what I wanted.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

It might sound crazy but you put your money up and take out a little every week. You put yourself on a salary instead of getting $7,000 this week, $20,000 next week and $5,000 the week after that. Take a $1,000. You got your toys, you got everything and your money under your mattress. Break it down and have a salary to take care of you and your family and stretch that money.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

Being in this game if you are gonna sell drugs and make records too then as many records you make is gonna be as many people that know you sell drugs. We got the hip hop cops listening now.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

It might take a while but I think the rap game is the people that can do it. We're all role models more than athletes because athletes don't wear clothes like the kid in the hood and they don't walk and talk like the kids in the hood. We're closer to them than anybody because they can look at us and see them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

Tried to put shame in my game to make a name, I'mma put it on a bullet...put it in your brain.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Rakim

Teach the youth to speak the truth, show them what peace can do

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

Things happen for a reason.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Rakim

Timeless, so age don't count in the booth When your flow stay submerged in the fountain of youth

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

I go up in the supermarkets and people always go what are you doing here and I go I'm hungry in a sarcastic but nice way just to let them know yo I'm human too man.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Rakim

If something comes at me of course I'm gonna handle my business but I'm not the type to provoke the bullshit so I don't really get a lot of that.