Knowledge and development of self undergirds all of life. Rakim uses direct tone to tell stories about his life thru five core values. His values lit his path, his journey and his words light ours.
Rakim focuses on living by his values. His values keep him on a straight path. His straight path was an ever sharpening of himself and his rhymes.
Self & Craft Development
Rakim uses his rapping to transform himself into a higher being. There is a symbiotic relationship between self and craft development. When he sat to write or stood to rap he saw both of those moments as sacred. Those sacred moments of sharpening crafted made him a better man.
Use value to steady your life and use your craft as a tool to improve yourself.