Rakim – “Bring It On” (Unreleased Version)

01.09.13 5 years ago 7 Comments

“In 1994, I didn’t go on tour…I went to war”

You might question newer material coming from Rakim Allah, but you can’t really front too much on an unreleased gem like “Bring It On.” Unearthed by the song’s producer Dominic Owen, this somber, jazz-infused track from 1995 is fueled by thumping drums, smeared flutes and Ra’s always captivating paragraph poetics. And, from his trying tone and the antagonizing title here, one might wonder if this is slightly directed at former partner Eric B – as the two were at odds during the mid-’90s over contractual agreements with their former label MCA Records.

Regardless, fresh quality material from The God MC is a rarity these days, so appreciate the pleasant surprise.


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