Category Archives: Rakim

Westwood VHS archives: Rakim, Ultra, PE, LL Cool J Live from London….

Tim Westwood has been going in heavy on the archival action recently. He’s been uploading unreleased and never seen before footage from iconic performances  like Rakim at Hammersmith, Ultramagnetic in Camden, Derek B live at the Hammersmith Palais and more…

Tims clips capture the raw excitement of the embryonic stages of the London Hip Hop youth culture in clips that feature body-popping on corners of Trafalgar Square, and under the watchful eye of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square.  And as well as these, he has also added outtakes from the N-Sign Rap show. We all know about the Bizmarkie handshake debacle but what about a young Will Smith dropping more bloopers than Dennis Norden !

DJ Mek – Rakim: The Microphone Fiend [Special Mix]

A month from today, the Lord Kid Wizard Rakim is due to perform in Dublin for the first, and more than likely, the last time. To celebrate, here’s another fine set from Dublins finest DJ Mek.

Move the Crowd
My Melody
Microphone Fiend
It’s a Must
Strong island
It’s been a long time
New York [Ya out there]
Guess who’s Back
When i B on tha Mic
Eric B for President
The R
Paid in Full
Set em Straight
Heat ‘em Up
I Aint No Joke
Casualties of War
I Know You Got Soul
Dont Sweat the Technique
The Punisher
Lyrics of Fury
Pass the Hand Grenade
Follow the Leader