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Rakim Performs New Music & Classic Songs On NPR's Tiny Desk

Still melting microphones instead of cones.

The legendary Rakim is the latest artist to bless NPR's Tiny Desk.

Backed by a nine-member band that included Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, the God MC kicked off his Tiny Desk performance with "King's Paradise," a new and original song recorded for season two of Luke Cage, and went on to revisit his classic tracks "Paid In Full" and "Know The Ledge."

Watch Rakim's Tiny Desk performance below. Eric B. & Rakim: The Complete Collection, the first ever career-expanding box set for a hip-hop artist, is available for pre-order in the Urban Legends store now.


Stream Eric B. & Rakim's entire discography here.