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Beats Per Millennium - New Rakim album to hit stores soon

New Rakim album to hit stores soon

Remember last summer when Rakim was talking up his upcoming album, The Seventh Seal, on the Rock the Bells tour? Well here we are, enjoying another RTB tour, and still now Seventh Seal. Well that’s about to change.

The new Rakim record will finally hit stores this fall. Check out what the God MC told Billboard about his new work:

“After the Apocalypse, God rises from the ashes to re-create the Kingdom, taking only the greatest elements from the past with them. When you look at hip-hop, I want to do that: to spit fire and take our best from the ashes to build our kingdom; to recognize all the regional styles, conscious lyrics, the tracks, underground, mainstream, the way we treat each other. Lose the garbage and rebuild our scene. 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.”

That’s some pretty crazy shit right there, but how can you argue with someone as legendary as Rakim?

The first single from the album, “Holy Are You”, is set to be released later this month.

Posted by Mike Denslow at Jul 14, 2009 09:45 PM