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March 23, 2006

Rakim Giving Props to Dipset

Hold New York down? Well yeah, as a NY hip-hopper I've often said to myself "these Dipset guys have really been holding us down." But I didn't mean it in exactly the same way..

Are you a Dipset fan?
No doubt. I like the Diplomats’ swagger, man. Juelz, Cam’ron, Jim Jones—they bring a lot of swagger back to the game. New York needs somebody right now to hold New York down.

So when will there be a Rakim/Diplomats collaboration?
Probably soon, man. They one of the cats in the game that I got a lot of respect for, music respect and street respect as well. And when I do do collabos, it’s gotta be respect. I’m not doing it because they sell records or just because they own a certain part of the market. I call ’em “smart collabos” because at the end of the day they makes sense. I don’t want people do be like, Why did Ra do a joint with this dude?…

As far as I'm concerned Rakim will always be the GOAT.. but not for his gifts as a talent scout. After all, this is the same man who claimed, for many years, to believe that Eric B was a good DJ.

(half kidding about the dips, I like some of their stuff)

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 23, 2006 1:07 AM

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