[Video] Rakim on Red Bull Music Academy

This one’s a treat. The legendary Rakim stopped by the Red Bull Music Academy in New York to chat with DJ Chairman Mao and reflect on his illustrious career. To this day, Rakim remains one of the greatest lyricists – if not the greatest lyricist – of all time. In the lecture, he shares advice for upcoming artists, talks about the shift in lyricism, and reveals what influenced him in the early years. Watch the video below.