According to multiple reports by many different sites, veteran rapper Rakim told MTV (backstage at the Rock The Bells show this past weekend) that he almost took a shot at fellow veteran rapper, Big Daddy Kane on his "Let The Rhythm Hit Em" track. Rakim says that he decided to get rid of the planned rhyme after a long phone call with Dark Gable. Here is what Rakim said…
"It was a couple of bars in ‘Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em’ that I took out because I spoke to Kane. … But he could’ve been lying. You know how it is, baby! Nah, love is love. A lot of people wanted it to happen — it would have been crazy. But big up to Kane, he always kept me on my toes, and I hope vice versa. And another brother: [Kool] G Rap. Those were my measuring sticks that I measured myself with. Big up for helping me keep my sword sharp."
Rakim – Talks About Almost Dissing Big Daddy Kane