Want to see me shoot a really awesome show? Miss my concert work? Talent House is hosting a competition to shoot a Linkin Park concert and goes by voting. It’d mean a lot to vote for me and it’d be a really awesome opportunity. If you feel that I deserve it, give the link a click and vote! Share with your friends as well Thanks and Happy Friday!
Thinkin’ of a master plan… let’s send love to to one of the most influential + most skilled MCs of all time, Rakim!
The Long Island born rapper and one half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, started at the age of 18 after Eric B. brought him to Marley Marl’s house to record “Eric B. Is President.”
After @defjamblr founder Russell Simmons heard the single, the duo were signed to Island Records and began recording the album, Paid in Full. Deemed one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time, solidified the rap duos position in the music world. As of December 1997, it has sold over a million copies.
In 1999, Rakim released his debut album The Master, which received very good reviews as well, before signing to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainmentecord label in 2000.
Many have credited Rakim as an influence including GZA, Ghostface Killah, and Raekwon (from the Wu-Tang Clan), Tupac, Nas, Kool G. Rap, Jay-Z, The Notorious B.I.G., Eminem, and 50 Cent.