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Throwback Tuesdays: (music)

March 16, 2010

Rakim

Hey there swaggtalkers…The pointgaurd, the brains, the queen bee a.k.a Webmistress herself, came up with this throwback thing for us. Every tuesday we gonna take it way back in the day when things were a little different. Good idea partner.

But imma hit you guys with the music version of Throwback Tuesdays.  This week, we have some Rakim for ya…shout outs to HEAVEN HOLLYWOOD..this for you! I will also be posting a question at the bottom of every post on anything from music to fashion to events.

here ya go…….

 

 

Throwback Question of the day

What is the name of Jay-z’s mentor that brought him into the game…and what was his hit single??

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. Fplfstr1 permalink
    March 29, 2010 8:51 pm

    there has’nt been another rapper like him. These other catz either sound like somebody else or the other way round

    not rakim!

  2. March 29, 2010 6:27 pm

    I couldn’t have answered your question about Jay Z, but I’m all over this choooooooon!

    I bought it on 12′ vinyl a hundred years ago, but I have no idea where it is now. It’s been slightly shortened at the end, which is a bit of a disappointment, but it’s great to hear this again, nevertheless. If you don’t mind, I’ll squirrel this away to feature on a future occasional music blog posting under lost and found. Thanks once again.

    Oh, I’ve just had a look at YouTube and there’s the acapella version. I’d completely forgotten about that one!

  3. EHthegreat permalink
    March 29, 2010 1:09 pm

    Jaz O was on the the Hard Knock Life Volume 2. with Jay Z on the Jigga What song. I don’t supposed Jay-Z would give JaZ-O credit after he called him out about his sexuality.

  4. March 29, 2010 7:56 am

    @ heaven…..you got it homie! yes jay-z never gave jaz-o that credit he deserves. Remember jaz-o’s song “hawian sophie”…that song waz the bizzomb!lol
    and yes that verse is still one of the greatest verses ever.

    thank for that info on Rakim performing…i will be celebrating somethin the day b4 *wink*…but that would be hot since i have fam in LI.

  5. March 28, 2010 10:38 pm

    yeahh boy thank you this is my favorite rapper of all time
    The answer to the question is jaz-o he brought jay-z into the game and nurtured him . jay-z doesn’t give jaz-o that credit to this day

    Now to the GOD. Rakim to me changed the game of HipHop when he came through. Before he came through everything about rapping was pretty much easy words. Rakim bought tricky metaphors,lyrical content and religion into HipHop. This video and song Follow The leader contains what some rappers and HipHOp fans view as “the greatest HipHOp verse ever” The 2nd verse that starts off “this is a lifetime misson vision a prison aight listen”. Love rakim anybody in the NYC AREA he will be performing April 9th baby at the Crazy Donkey in long island. come out and rep the GOD. Thank you swaggtalk for this great and legendary video

  6. March 19, 2010 6:30 pm

    Kevin, this one was all swaggtalk100’s idea – told that man the people be checking for him because they like when he’s around.

    Keep showing his posts support

  7. Kevin permalink
    March 18, 2010 12:10 pm

    Out here in the east puts it down on the rap game we’re the poineers of this, we’re unstoppable. Rakim is a genius lyrically. Whoever thought to place this has mad love for the music biz.

  8. Novi permalink
    March 18, 2010 11:56 am

    Swaggtalk is one of my favorite spots to blaze through, looks like you two are turning into heavy weights in cyberspace. Alot of other blogs dont get to much love because their owners dont do upkeep.

  9. March 18, 2010 8:32 am

    Told you homie, just like in any game people notice when M.V.P’s are not around
    we were starting to wonder especially with summertime and vacation coming up the lady of swaggtalk100 will be M.I.A…besides the people always miss their king because he rules the land….they simple just want to see more of you.

  10. Novi permalink
    March 17, 2010 9:22 pm

    talk about way back when, this one is a serious throwback

  11. Keisha permalink
    March 17, 2010 4:52 pm

    ay swagga nice of you to bouncin up in here more you dudes had my homegirl twerkin this joint solo for a min

    ay webba, you do that so well 115th and Andres st misses you girl, Rakim is my favorite just as you said he’s stood his ground, been around, he’s a legend.

    • March 18, 2010 8:20 am

      i know, i know keisha…i just been real busy with work…but im here now….so everything’s gon be all gravy!

  12. March 17, 2010 12:07 pm

    yeah Ed dont even trip we will cover Fashion, Music and items weekly rotating them of course, glad to see swaggtalk100 interacting more in these posts which is a good thing people be thinkin he is igging them, thanks for the suggestions by the way we mos def carry out our visitors requests.

    hater! @swaggtalk100 lol leave that man alone about his greys he probably got grandkids
    at one point I had all his posters because he was and still is one of the sexiest men alive, he’s the absoulate image of man…Rakim has stood the test of time…knows how to navigate the city and just seems like a cool dude

  13. March 17, 2010 11:32 am

    @Ed….wow, thats crazy…cause i was thinking of posting Tevin campbell in the coming weeks. i most def will shout out Tevin Campbell.
    i didnt think of “The Bones”…i got you my friend!

    @ keisha….yeah that dude still can rap too…just them grey hairs are kickin in……..a lot!lol

  14. Keisha permalink
    March 16, 2010 8:14 pm

    this the baddest mami blazin through this spot Rakim is the rawest of the eastcoast rap game and to add his is one fine chocolate brotha!

  15. March 16, 2010 7:00 pm

    Rakim’s a good choice. My favorite Rakim track is It’s the R.

    Ohh if you do more throwbacks you have to do Tevin Campbell or Bone Thugs and Harmony!OOhhhh or Cypres Hill.

    -Ed

  16. March 16, 2010 10:57 am

    Well you tried to out shine me with this one lol, no problem its cool to see you posting so hopefully you will be availible to do it more often, thanks for the props homie you know how do, but together we get it done “faster” and so much “better” together teamwork thats whats up! Rakim is like the urban fountain of youth he still looks almost the same exact way he did back then also he presents himself in a very macho way and us ladies love a manly man!

    a.) was it Rakim?

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