Video interview: Rakim spends a few minutes with the 18th Letter, running through his interpretation of Nas’ “hip-hop is dead” statement, as well as the goal of his upcoming record, The Seventh Seal, which is due to drop on 7/7/07 (suck it, Billy Corgan). He’s got a few words for NYC hip-hop artists, too. Nothing to start a beef or anything … just some wise words from the king.