The ‘God MC’ Rakim will finally release his long-awaited new album Seventh Seal on the 23rd November.
Guest artists featured on the album include Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P, and Rakim’s daughter Destiny Griffin.
I listened to the album last night and Rakim is still a master lyricist. In my humble opinion that will NEVER change.
When I hear him rap it takes me back to a time when only the skilled and talented ruled the world of Hip Hop.
Awww…those were the days…..
The Seventh Seal is a good album and Rakim’s die hard fans will be pleased, but I would have regarded it as being an instant classic if the overall production had been stronger and complemented Rakim’s effortless flow/top class lyricism. If his business relationship with Dr Dre had survived then I believe that this would have happened.
However I do recommend that you all check out the album when it drops.
Mad News rating: 8 out of 10
Favourite Tracks: Holy Are You and Walk These Streets
Album: Seventh Seal. Out November 23rd
Categories: Music News
Hmmmmmmmmm, 7th seal, now where have I heard that before? Revelation 8:1. What, does he think he is Christ now?
I KNEW it~!
I had hoped that his production would have been stellar, but it would seem that it’s just so-so.
I’ll cop it anyway, just to support one of the best rappers the world has ever seen.
PS: Leave it to Verbs to take everything literally…LOL
You callin Ra blasphemic, I bet you love you some Jay-Z though huh?
I have peeped some snippets of this and I tell you Rakim will ALWAYS be in my top 5 Hip Hop lyricists! his flow is timeless! he was the 1st rapper I heard rap and “Paid in full” was the song!
As for the the 7th Seal title, if you always take things literally and you are a Christian then don’t listen to this album. Go and read Revelations or something and leave this Album alone. This is the problem with certain people taking things literally. It’s RAP not a sermon from a Pastor on Sunday. LOL!
THIS IS A CLASSIC ALBUM…. HIP HOP NEED TO GO OUT AND GET THIS ALBUM… THE GOD IS THE GOAT… PEACE GODS AND EARTHS LETS HOLD OUR BROTHER DOWN THE WAY THESE BUILD POWERS DO THEIR… RAKIM IS ALL WE GOT…
ITS A CLASSIC TRUE HIP HOP…. GOTTA GET 2 OF THESE… WALK THESE STREETS IS THE HOTTEST JOINT IN NEWYORK… COME ON HOT 97 LETS PLAY REAL HIP HOP
THE GOAT… U MUST GET THIS ALBUM BECAUSE ITS RAW HIP HOP… THE GOD M.CEE IS IN E.F.F.E.C.T…. HIP HOP NEEDS THIS DO U HEAR ME??? LETS SUPPORT THE GREAT AND LEAVE THIS OTHER STUFF IN THE SOUTH AND LETS PLAY REAL HIP HOP AGAIN…. RAKIM HAVE THE HOTTEST SONG, WALK THESE STREETS WITH MAINO AND ITS GETTING NO BURN… ITS BETTER THEN ALL THE SONGS THAT BEING PLAYED ON HOT 97 AT THIS TIME BUT WE WILL NEVER KNOW BECAUSE HOT 97 PLAY THEIR IPODS ALL DAY AND KEEEP LETTING THE SAME SONGS PLAY ALL DAY AND NIGHT…CHANGE THE MUSIC ON THE IPOD BECAUSE RAW HIP HOP IS BACK…. RAKIM IS THE GREATEST OF ALL TIMES… NOW LETS GO
peace gods ya know whats good ! em-c the word build ya feel me hiphop nonstop and 4evea RAKIM RAH-KEM congrads mydued !!!!!! the best
FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE PEACE TO THE GOD! I JUST COPPED THAT NEW ALBUM SEVENTH SEAL,TRULY A CLASSIC. DIFFERENT RIGHT NOW IS GOOD FOR HIP HOP, NOT THE SAME O SAME RINGTONE GARBAGE. THAT EVERYONE IS FOLLOWING THE SAME SOUND. I’M GLAD NO AUTOTONE ON THIS ALBUM. BY THE WAY IF U CAN’T SEE WHERE THE GOD IS COMING FROM, MAYBE U NEED KNOWLEDGE OF SELF
Just heard this album. Its the best Rap Album I’ve heard this year.
Rakim’s word play is super tight as usual, had to rewind a few times on some tracks to catch the mets. I like the beats too its a breath of fresh air, this will def keep me bopping on the long journeys for the minute.
You & I
Holy Are U
The greatest rapper of all-time is finally back. Timeless is the Master rapper with his Masterpiece. If you know anything about lyrics then u know you are hearing the best. If not please educate me. The G.O.A.T.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The Seventh Seal is definitely a great album which is not that surprising though. He’s been in top 10 in all charts I’ve seen about all time hip hop artists. It is like the the god of hip-hop is back. And the thing I like most is that almost all the songs in the album are good. I mentioned that because most of the other artists release shit albums built around a couple of good singles. Thanks a lot for the review!
2 the TRU hiphop visionaries of the world, GREAT album we the realheads of HIPHOP needed this, what a masterpiece> WE ARE LUCKY 2 have the GOD MC!!! RADIO DJS< PLEAZZE STEP UR GAME up, and play the album!!