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The Best Rakim Album Covers of All Time

Best Rakim Album Covers, (see the category of Album Covers)

Best Rakim Album Covers

With the end of rap’s golden age of the 90’s, Rakim has become one of the most influential rappers. He has contributed to many important musical moments including The New York Times calling him “the voice of hip-hop”.

Rakim (Listen to Rakim on Spotify) is a feature that is telling a story about a man that left his heart in the game and its cover art tells this story best. This particular album cover is symbolic for Rakim as it takes up a significant portion of his album cover. The idea behind this album cover was to present his personality in one picture and it does so very effectively.

The album covers for The Best Rakim Album Covers of All Time reflect the rapper’s lyrical content and his maturation as an artist.

Rakim’s album covers typically featured a single shade of red, which made him stand out from the rest of his peers. The cover art also often feature an eye-catching font and simplistic symbolism.

Rakim is a legend in hip-hop culture, but he was likely not aware that one day his album cover would become the icon it is today. His albums have received critical acclaim since their release. They ‘helped to establish hip-hop as a legitimate part of black culture in mainstream society’. And ‘encapsulated much of what was unique about hip hop at the time.

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#1 The Seventh Seal

Album's Content 14 Songs;

1-How To Emcee,  2-Walk These Streets,  3-Documentary Of A Gangsta,  4-Man Above,  5-You And I,  6-Won't Be Long,  7-Holy Are You,  8-Satisfaction Guaranteed,  9-Working For You,  10-Message In The Song,  11-Put It All To Music, 12-Psychic Love,  13-Still In Love,  14-Euphoria

Release Date : 17 November 2009

Producer Matthew Kemp

Genre : Hip hop

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#2 Don’t Sweat The Technique

Album's Content 12 Songs;

1-What's On Your Mind,  2-Teach The Children,  3-Pass The Hand Grenade,  4-Casualties Of War,  5-Rest Assured,  6-The Punisher,  7-Relax With Pep,  8-Keep The Beat,  9-What's Going On,  10-Know The Ledge,  11-Don't Sweat The Technique, 12-Kick Along

Release Date : 23 June 1992

Producer Eric B. & Rakim

Genre : Hip hop music

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#3 The Master

Album's Content 17 Songs;

1-Intro,  2-Flow Forever,  3-When I B On Tha Mic,  4-Finest Ones,  5-All Night Long,  6-State Of Hip Hop Interlude,  7-Uplift,  8-I Know,  9-It's The R,  10-I'll Be There,  11-It's A Must, 12-Real Shit,  13-How I Get Down,  14-L.I. Interlude,  15-Strong Island,  16-Waiting For The World To End,  17-We'll Never Stop

Release Date : 30 November 1999

Producer Rakim

Genre : Hip hop

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#4 The 18th Letter

Album's Content 17 Songs;

1-Intro,  2-The 18th Letter (Always And Forever),  3-Skit 1,  4-It's Been A Long Time,  5-Remember That,  6-The Saga Begins,  7-Skit,  8-Guess Who's Back,  9-Stay A While,  10-New York (Ya Out There),  11-Show Me Love, 12-Skit,  13-The Mystery (Who Is God?),  14-When I'm Flowin',  15-It's Been A Long Time (Suave House Mix),  16-Guess Who's Back,  17-Outro

Release Date : 4 November 1997

Producer DJ Premier

Genre : Hip hop

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#5 Paid In Full

Album's Content 11 Songs;

1-I Ain't No Joke,  2-Eric B. Is On The Cut,  3-My Melody,  4-I Know You Got Soul,  5-Move The Crowd,  6-Paid In Full,  7-As The Rhyme Goes On,  8-Chinese Arithmetic,  9-Eric B. Is President,  10-Extended Beat,  11-As The Rhyme Goes On (Radio Mix)

Release Date : 7 July 1987

Producer Eric B. & Rakim

Genre : Golden age hip hop

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#6 Melrose

Album's Content 13 Songs;

1-Autrefois,  2-Rosemel,  3-Nezo.7,  4-14 Fevrier,  5-Surf,  6-Notorious,  7-TLS,  8-Nezo.8,  9-DRWIP,  10-Nezo.9,  11-Nirvana, 12-Beyrouth,  13-Pilon de la veille

Release Date : 21 September 2019

Producer Rakim

Genre : Hip-Hop/Rap

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#7 Gold

Album's Content 21 Songs;

1-Eric B. Is President,  2-I Know You Got Soul,  3-I Ain't No Joke,  4-Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix),  5-My Melody,  6-Follow The Leader,  7-Microphone Fiend,  8-Lyrics Of Fury,  9-Put Your Hands Together (Fon Force Mix),  10-The R (Remix Edit),  11-Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em (Upso Mix), 12-No Omega (Extended Remix Version),  13-In The Ghetto (Extended Mix),  14-Run For Cover,  15-Mahogany,  16-What's On Your Mind (House Party II Rap Theme),  17-Rest Assured,  18-What's Going On,  19-Juice (Know The Ledge),  20-Casualties Of War (Radical Radio Edit),  21-Don't Sweat The Technique

Release Date : 14 June 2005

Producer Eric B. & Rakim

Genre : Hip hop music

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