"Microphone Fiend" as written by William Griffin, Eric Barrier, Malcolm Duncan, Owen Mcintyre, Roger Dale Ball, Alan Edward Gorrie, Steve Ferrone and Hamish Stuart....
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    General CommentRakim is a legend.
    grovestreeton January 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMos def! The internal rhymes in this song are of da hook! The RATM cover is good, but the original is unbeatable.

    "I wrote the rhyme that broke the bull's back,
    If that don't slow 'em up, I carry a full pack."

    It dont get better than that homey...
    mixmastermaxon August 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah..one of the best rap songs,for me.
    hsinavaon January 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFrom the very first beat it grabs you and holds you through the entire track.

    The song is about what Rakim was feeling and going through right at the very beginning of his artistic awakening. At the time Hip Hop was viewed as pseudo-music, and his musically-adept family shunned the art form. So, he was told he couldn't, shouldn't and wouldn't be what he has indeed become: the Greatest Hip Hop Artist of All Time.

    But overall it bears testimony to the undeniable force, desire, urge, etc. that possesses an artist to create art: "By any means necessary, this is what has to be done, make way 'cause here I come."
    PhoenixSouveniron January 15, 2010   Link

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