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Reb7rth

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DESCRIPTION

Hip-hop legend Rakim is breaking new ground with his upcoming studio album, G.O.D.'S NETWORK (REB7RTH), by flexing his skills both on the mic and behind the boards. Widely lauded as the best lyricist of all time, The God MC himself is blessing the culture with the next step in his historic career.

“I feel like the battery in my back has been reenergized,” Rakim said about his new album, which arrives nearly four decades after the release of his classic debut with Eric B., Paid In Full. Since then, he’s continued to shape the landscape and culture of hip-hop as we know it, inspiring rising artists with his hype live shows and incredible studio albums. And while he’s produced some of his previous work—notably “Don’t Sweat the Technique,” “Juice (Know The Ledge),” and “Paid In Full”—this feels like new territory for the 18th Letter, whose production and scratching talents are nothing short of remarkable.

G.O.D.'S NETWORK (REB7RTH) is proof that Rakim is truly one of the most special artists we’ve known not just in hip-hop, but all of music. You can tell he feels that level of praise when speaking about the genesis of the album. “Having the ability to showcase my talents behind the boards coupled with the elite lyricism the world already knows and gives me infinite praise for alongside some of the best talents to ever do it is truly a blessing and for that I am humbled,” he said.

Rakim is more than an official triple-threat as an artist, because he’s also showing off skills as a curator. On this album’s seven tracks, he enlists a who’s-who of top hip-hop talent, including the dearly departed Nipsey Hussle, Fred the Godson, DMX, and Prodigy (of Mobb Deep). Rakim also linked with many of his contemporaries, such as Snoop Dogg, Method Man, KXNG Crooked, B.G., and Kool G. Rap, among others.

The album’s first single, “Be Ill,” is the perfect introduction, as it pairs Rakim’s raw rhymes and head-nodding production with slick guest features from Kurupt and Masta Killa. Elsewhere, Rakim slows it down for the soulful “Love Is The Message,” which features Nipsey Hussle, Planet Asia, Louis King, Snoop Dogg, Sally Green, Kobe Honeycutt, and the LA Grand Choir. And then there’s the chest-thumping “International,” a straight-up slapper with hard-hitting rhymes from Kool G. Rap, Tristate, and Joell Ortiz.

For fans of hip-hop, and especially of Rakim’s storied discography, there is so much to love on this record. You can hear his hunger as an emcee and producer on every track, as well as his desire to collaborate with so many respected artists. Despite having decades in the game and many classics to his name, it feels like Rakim is just getting started.

While the world awaits the July 26th release date, fans can catch Rakim performing live throughout the US from now until the end of year in support of G.O.D.S Network (REB7RTH). In addition to debuting new material, he’ll be performing all the classics from his beloved catalog.

TRACKLIST 

1 - Be Ill
Feat. Kurupt & Masta Killa
(Prod + Cuts By Rakim Allah)

2 - Now Is The Time
Feat. B.g, Hus Kingpin & Compton Menace
(Prod. Rakim Allah)

3 - Love Is The Message
Feat. Nipsey Hussle, Planet Asia, Louis King & Snoop Dogg
Additional Vocals By: Sally Green,  Kobe Honeycutt & The La Grand Choir
(Prod. Rakim Allah)
(Violin Quartet Courtesy Of Nino Chikviladze)

4 - God's Playground
Feat. .38 Spesh, Fred The Godson & Skyzoo
Additional Vocals: Dmx
(Prod + Cuts By Rakim Allah)

5 - Pendulum Swing
Feat. Kxng Crooked, La The Darkman, Canibus & Chino Xl
(Prod. & Cuts By: Rakim Allah)

6 - International
Feat. Kool G Rap, Tristate & Joell Ortiz
(Prod. Rakim Allah)

7 - Sign Of Se7en
Feat. Prodigy (Of Mobb Deep), Method Man, X-raided & Big Twins 
(Prod. Rakim Allah)

ALBUM CREDITS

Executive Producer: Matthew "M80" Markoff, JD courtesy of Holy Toledo Productions, LLC
Co-Executive Producers: William "Rakim" Griffin & Matthew D. Kemp courtesy of Rakim & Associates. INC. 
Associate Producers: Adrian "Anno Domini" Wood, Kevin Barkey & Arthur Gschwind
A&R: Rakim Allah, M-Eighty & Hus Kingpin 
A&R Administration: Larry "LP" Peterson & David Keisman for Holy Toledo Productions, LLC and Michael Chehade for Adler Music Group
Public Relations: Matthew Conaway - Mac Media Pro, Matthew Diamond - Diamond Media 360, Andy Kettle - Steaming Kettle PR & MGMT & Justin Hunte – Company Man Media
Legal: Hayes Michael, ESQ. courtesy of Holy Toledo Productions, LLC & Matthew Kemp, ESQ courtesy of Rakim & Associates, INC. 
Management: Matthew Kemp courtesy of Rakim & Associates, INC.
Project Management: Brian Shafton & Justin Supowitz c/o Compound Interest & Matthew Diamond Courtesy of Coalmine Records / Traffic Entertainment
Artwork: Thomas Smith & Keith Hutter
Recorded, Mixed & Mastered by: Nick Wiz courtesy of Preserve The Art, LLC & Domingo Padilla courtesy of That’s Hip-Hop on behalf of Rakim & Andy Rodriguez and Adrian Rice courtesy of Jordan River Recordings 
Visual Coordination: Raymond "Westlyfe" Vera Jr. & Keith Hutter courtesy of Hutter Images
Web Coordination: Mike Mania-Bond 
All Songs Produced by The God Emcee Rakim Allah “The 18th Letter”

P & C 2024 Holy Toledo Productions, LLC
All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized Duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

PLEASE NOTE

Vinyl previews are digital mock-ups, final product may differ from this preview.