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RR’s ’09 Worst Albums: #1 Rakim “The Seventh Seal”

Rakim is a living legend. Unfortunately, his comeback offering The Seventh Seal doesn’t compliment his lauded status. Purists will probably disagree, but the LP is packaged in bad production (“Satisfaction Guranteed”, “Put It All To Music”) and poor execution (“Dedicated”, “Still In Love”). Elsewhere, he sounds out of touch (“How To Emcee”) and completely out of place ( “Psychic Love”). Clearly, Rakim is still a microphone fiend. However, now would be a good time to consider rehab. We expect more from […]