• Band Name: Rakim
  • Record Label: SMC
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10

There are no positive critic reviews yet.

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. [Anonymous]
    Dec 7, 2009
    9
    This is a very good album. The lyrics are good and he stays on topic in all of the songs. The beats are good and fit the subject matter of the songs. People who are giving this album low ratings really need to sit an listen more closely to the beats and lyrics. Full Review »
  2. Jan 25, 2011
    9
    I can completely understand the mixed reviews regarding production however the critics are too quick to overlook Rakim's lyrical prowess. Ten years may have passed since his last record yet his words are still timelessly relevant and his street teachings carry as much weight as they ever have (he was once considered the greatest MC of all time). The record is distinctly personal and therefore won't strike a chord with those who are used to the disposable records that are so widely produced. Rakim's unique angle characterises his artistic direction and exposes his substantial talents. 'How to Emcee' is one of the few standout tracks though his unassuming gangster style does him no favours in appealing to those who have never heard of him. 9/10 85/100 Full Review »
  3. DJTIME
    Nov 26, 2009
    9
    I'm glad this album doesn't sound like the current Hip Hop. Great return for Rakim.