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Beats Per Millennium - Seventh Seal to drop in the Spring?

Seventh Seal to drop in the Spring?

Is there a hip hop legend more overlooked than Rakim? Well, besides Eric B. Rakim played a mid-afternoon set at Rock the Bells this year. Which is sad. You’d think one of the geniuses behind Paid in Full, acclaimed as one of the best MCs of all time, would get his own headlining tour, at the very least. But no. In the decade since his last album, 1999’s The Master, he’s signed to and subsequently left Aftermath records, signed to Dreamworks Records right before it closed down, and sued a reggaeton artist for use of the name “Rakim” (he shouldn’t even have to sue! He should just have to call the guy and say “quit it” and that’s the end of it!)

And now, his long delayed album, originally titled “Oh My God” but now titled “The Seventh Seal,” originally set for a 2007 release, may be getting a proper release in Spring 2009 – if you believe Rakim, that is. How sweet that would be!

Posted by Joe Kaiser at Dec 20, 2008 12:47 PM