KRS-One Interviews Rakim About The Genesis Of His Rhyme Style (Video)
In a moment that can only be described as “surreal,” Rakim and KRS-One had a conversation about the genesis of Rakim Allah’s rhyme flow, while observers looked on in reverent silence.
KRS-One took on the role of interviewer, saying that he’d heard part of Rakim’s rhyme writing style came from Jazz horn playing. From there, Rakim took the baton and ran with it, revealing that he had actually been a saxophone player in his youth, and his rhyme pattern was heavily influenced by the rhythms of John Coltrane.
The mutual respect is clear while these two legendary MCs have a conversation reserved for lyrical giants. Take a look.