BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 - Audience and Show

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Happy Birthday to one of the greatest rappers alive, Rakim!

Rakim turns 48 years old today and his rap legacy still vibrantly lives on.

Celebrate with 7 of Rakim’s classic videos and songs below:

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