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Rakim recently sat down for a live edition of the Touré Show podcast, and in this clip he breaks down several of the songs that he considers his best work. The tracks he named are “Mystery (Who is God?),” “Juice,” and “Mahogany,” which he says was inspired by Diana Ross in the 1972 film Lady Sings the Blues.
To hear more of their conversation, including why Rakim says he pushes himself to rhyme at an elite level, hit the above clip.