The Greatest: Muhammad Ali’s Hip-Hop Legacy

Remembering the boasts, poetry, and trash talk that changed the world

This Rap Legend Has Some Encouraging Words For Kendrick Lamar And J. Cole

Rakim calls Kendrick Lamar 'new conscious fuel' and says he appreciates J. Cole too in this interview with Montreality.

Rakim Calls His Longevity In Rap Game 'A Blessing'

'The MC's life span in the game is maybe seven years, 10 years, 12 years,' pioneering MC reflects to MTV News on 25th anniversary of Paid in Full.

Rakim, Backed By The Roots, Revisits Paid In Full

Black Thought sits in for Eric B. at 25th anniversary concert.

Rakim Recalls Epic Rap Battle That Never Was

'We knew that people was trying to make us clash,' the Paid in Full MC says of onetime beef with legendary Big Daddy Kane.

Rakim Calls Rock The Bells Tour 'A Blessing'

'I hope I'm around to see many more of these,' he tells MTV News.

Lauryn Hill Returns, Snoop Dogg Reigns At Rock The Bells 2010

Sets by Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim and KRS-One also make for an epic tour kickoff.

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon Says Rock The Bells Tour 'Concept Is Great'

'We never sung the whole album,' Raekwon says of performing entire Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers).

Rock The Bells 2010 Lineup Includes Wu-Tang Clan, Clipse, 'Special Guest' Lauryn Hill

Rakim, Wiz Khalifa, the Clipse, Immortal Technique, Slick Rick and Street Sweeper Social Club also on four-city tour.

Jay-Z Co-Signs Robin Thicke's Use Of Rakim And Nicki Minaj

Jay also contributes a verse to Thicke's Sex Therapy, in Mixtape Daily.

Rakim Says Jadakiss And Fabolous Should Be On Hottest MCs List

But he won't count out young guns like Drake either, in Mixtape Daily.

Big Daddy Kane Dreams of Battling Rakim And KRS-One, Celebrates 20th Anniversary

'It's a celebration that means a lot to me,' MC says of star-studded show.

Lil' Kim, MC Lyte Put Female MCs Center Stage At Hip-Hop Honors

Wu-Tang Clan, Rakim, Ice Cube also recognized at third-annual ceremony.

Lloyd Banks Snatches Up 50, Em, Rakim For LP — And Gets His 'Cake' Too

Scarface, Timbaland, 8Ball also bite into Boy Wonder's Rotten Apple.

Rakim, Common Rock Mics For Rhinos, Freestyle Fiercely For NYC Crowd

Rakim turns benefit concert into hip-hop clinic for co-performers Styles P. and Lupe Fiasco.

For The Record: Quick News On Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, John Legend, John Mayer, Rakim, Common & More

Jolie talks pregnancy; Legend, Mayer on for jazz fest; Dave Matthews Band pitch in for New Orleans.

Jay, Nas, LL, More On Being The 'Greatest MCs Of All Time'

Answers range from 'wild flattering' to 'a great thing' to 'that's everything.'

Nas/ Rakim Collaboration In The Works

Legendary MCs solidify plans to work together while MTV News' cameras roll.

Marc Ecko's Spray-Paint Video Game Ends Rakim's Musical Dry Spell

'Getting Up' features song by legendary MC, design by fashion mogul.

For The Record: Quick News On 50 Cent, R. Kelly, Heather Locklear And Richie Sambora, Jessica Simpson, Rakim & More

50 Cent might drop album this year; Kelly leads Soul Train nominees; Locklear, Sambora splitting.

For The Record: Quick News On Black Sabbath, Jessica Simpson, Rakim, P. Diddy, Hoobastank, M.O.P., Slipknot & More

Rakim Baffled By His Arrest; Wondered, 'Should I Dash?'

Incident stems from ongoing child-support dispute with mother of MC's 14-year-old son.

Rakim Cleared Of Child-Support Charges, Released

MC's manager, lawyer perplexed by Tuesday night's arrest.

Rakim Arrested Before Show With Ghostface, Talib Kweli

Witnesses say plain-clothed officers took him away in handcuffs.