Rakim Discusses 7th Seal, Absence of Premier and Pete Rock

    The God MC sat down with Hardknock.TV to speak on his new, long-awaited album The Seventh Seal. Apparently, he has a couple surprises for us, such as the fact that Maino (yes, that Maino) appears on second-single “Walk These Streets.” Also, there will only be New York emcees guesting on here, which might seem restrictive but is probably a good move to keep the record cohesive rapping-wise. More importantly, though, the Microphone Fiend explains why such legendary producers as Pete Rock and DJ Premier will not appear on The Seventh Seal. But Rakim did hint that there will be a b-side featuring Premo on the boards, so we definitely have that to look forward to. Also, the cast of producers (Jake One, Y-Not, Nottz, and others) for the album doesn’t look too shabby. We’ll all know for ourselves, though, when The Seventh Seal drops next Tuesday, Nov. 17.