Rakim Returns with “Be Ill” Feat. Kurupt and Masta Killa

Rakim Returns with "Be Ill" Feat. Kurupt and Masta Killa
Rakim Returns with "Be Ill" Feat. Kurupt and Masta Killa
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The God Emcee Rakim Drops First Single in 15 Years, “Be Ill,” and Announces Upcoming Project G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth)

Hip-hop legend Rakim is back with “Be Ill,” his first official single in 15 years, featuring Kurupt and Masta Killa. This track is part of his forthcoming project, G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth), set for release on July 26, 2024. Known for his groundbreaking work with Eric B. and his solo career, Rakim showcases his multifaceted talents by handling vocals, production, and cuts on the new single.

“Be Ill” brings together the lyrical prowess of Rakim, Dogg Pound’s Kurupt, and Wu-Tang Clan’s Masta Killa, delivering a golden-era hip-hop experience. The track is now available on all digital streaming platforms, with the accompanying video premiering on June 21, 2024, at 9 AM EST on Rolling Stone’s platform at 8 AM EST. The video, a nostalgic nod to hip-hop’s roots, features a classic setup of two turntables and a microphone, highlighting the unique styles of each artist against Rakim’s iconic production backdrop.

Rakim’s return is a powerful reminder of his influence in hip-hop, with “Be Ill” continuing the legacy of classics like “Juice (Know The Ledge),” “Don’t Sweat The Technique,” and “Paid In Full.”

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