The unlikely duo of rap legend Rakim and rock group Linkin Park have been putting out some great collaborations lately. Rakim recently spoke to XXL about the collab, and said it came very naturally to both parties.
“I got a lot of respect for Linkin Park,” Rakim says in an interview with XXL. “I’ve been a fan since they came out.”
“I get a vibe off of it and I know exactly what they speaking on and the feeling they bringing across,” he says. “I respect them for that.”
Rakim went on to speak on how Rock music and Rap music go hand in hand.
“Rock And Roll with Hip Hop goes hand in hand,” Rakim says. “Especially when it’s the best of two genres, I feel it’s shooting for the same thing. The Rock And Roll world always been heavy in going for the underground and the streets. Hip Hop started underground for the streets. Things change on both courses, but again, the two genres is starting to make the statement and stand for the same thing. They go hand in hand like a no-brainer.”