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Earlier this week, Rakim sat down with ego trip‘s Chairman Mao at Red Bull Music Academy‘s New York headquarters for a lengthy interview-come-lecture. Always one with the insight, the God MC spoke on everything from changing the game with his fresh lyrical style, learning from Kool Moe Dee, Grandmaster Caz and Melle Mel, and how he had his heart set on playing football in college before a surprise meeting with Eric B. altered his path. Ra also discussed the all-important topic: whether he considers himself the greatest to ever touch the mic.

Watch the discussion after the jump…

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