Taking A Page From Nas, Rakim Makes An Unauthorized Biography Of Nelson Mandela (Audio)

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Almost a decade after Nas made “U.B.R.” (the unauthorized biography of Rakim), Rakim raps the life of the late South African President Nelson Mandela. The song is called “Madiba,” (Mandela’s nickname, in part, meaning “father”) and is said to appear on the upcoming film soundtrack, Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom, starring Idris Elba. The song is released just weeks after President Mandela’s death. Heads know that Rakim verses are extremely rare these days, suggesting just how moved he was by the storied emancipator, and pillar of kindness, patience, and determination.

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