Rakim (Wyandanch, New York) – “Flow Forever” [The Master – 1999]


Rakim is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCsof all time.

The Master is the second solo album by American hip hop rapper Rakim, released November 30, 1999 on Universal Records. It serves as the follow-up to Rakim’s debut solo album, The 18th Letter (1997).

Eric B. & Rakim’s classic album Paid in Full was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV in 2006, while Rakim himself was ranked #4 on MTV’s list of the Greatest MCs of All Time. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that “Rakim is near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs — perhaps the greatest — of all time within the hip-hop community.” The editors of About.com ranked him #1 on their list of the ‘Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)’. Rakim began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, who in 2011 were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012, The Source ranked him #1 on their list of the ‘Top 50 Lyricists of All Time’.

0207. Rakim - The Master


# Title Producer Length
1 Intro Rakim 1:22
2 Flow Forever Clark Kent 4:11
3 When I B on tha Mic DJ Premier 3:42
4 Finest Ones (featuring Clark Kent) Clark Kent 4:24
5 All Night Long Punch 4:27
6 State of Hip-Hop Interlude Rakim 0:39
7 Uplift Ron “Amen-Ra” Lawrence for The Hitmen 3:09
8 I Know TR Love 4:07
9 It’s the R Clark Kent 4:15
10 I’ll Be There (featuring Nneka Morton) Naughty Shorts 5:10
11 It’s a Must (featuring Rahzel) Big Jaz 4:24
12 Real Shit Ron “Amen-Ra” Lawrence for The Hitmen 4:21
13 How I Get Down The 45 King 4:05
14 L.I. Interlude Rakim 0:53
15 Strong Island Rakim 4:34
16 Waiting for the World to End DJ Premier 4:05
17 We’ll Never Stop (featuring Connie McKendrick) Nick Wiz 4:19
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