The Master (album)
|Studio album by Rakim|
|Released||November 30, 1999|
|Producer||DJ Premier, Clark Kent, The 45 King, Jaz-O, TR Love, Nick Wiz, Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen, Mike "Punch" Harper, Naughty Shorts|
|Los Angeles Daily News|||
|Los Angeles Times|||
|The Village Voice||(unfavorable)|
The Master is the second solo album by American hip hop recording artist Rakim, released November 30, 1999, on Universal Records. It serves as the follow-up to Rakim's debut solo album, The 18th Letter (1997). This album would be Rakim's last studio album for nearly a decade, until 2009's The Seventh Seal.
|2||Flow Forever||Clark Kent||4:11|
|3||When I B on tha Mic||DJ Premier||3:42|
|4||Finest Ones (featuring Clark Kent)||Clark Kent||4:24|
|5||All Night Long||Punch||4:27|
|6||State of Hip-Hop Interlude||Rakim||0:39|
|7||Uplift||Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen||3:09|
|8||I Know||TR Love||4:07|
|9||It's the R||Clark Kent||4:15|
|10||I'll Be There (featuring Nneka Morton)||Naughty Shorts||5:10|
|11||It's a Must (featuring Rahzel)||Big Jaz||4:24|
|12||Real Shit||Ron "Amen-Ra" Lawrence for The Hitmen||4:21|
|13||How I Get Down||The 45 King||4:05|
|16||Waiting for the World to End||DJ Premier||4:05|
|17||We'll Never Stop (featuring Connie McKendrick)||Nick Wiz||4:19|
- "Flow Forever"
- "Since We Said Goodbye" by The Counts
- "When I B on Tha Mic"
- "Finest Ones"
- "We Belong Together" by The Spinners
- "It's The R"
- "Mother's Son" by Curtis Mayfield
- "Waiting for the World to End"
- "Brooks 50c Tour (Main Title Collage)" by Quincy Jones
- "How I Get Down"
- "I'll Be There"
- "I'll Be With You" by Grover Washington, Jr.
|Billboard 200||Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums|
|Billboard Hot 100||Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||Hot Rap Singles|
|2000||When I B On Tha Mic||-||-||#20|
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- Columnist. Review: The Master. NME. Retrieved on 2009-08-21.
- Hoard, Christian. "Review: The Master". Rolling Stone: 674–675. November 2, 2004.
- Columnist. "Review: The Master". The Source: 191. January 2000.
- Jones, Steve. "Review: The Master". USA Today: 04.D. November 30, 1999. Archived from the original on 2009-08-21.
- Chairman Mao. "Review: The Master". Vibe: 167. February 2000.
- Lewis, Miles Marshall. Review: The Master. The Village Voice. Retrieved on 2009-08-21.
- The Master at MusicBrainz (list of releases)
- The Master at Discogs
- Album Review at The Harvard Crimson
- Album Review at The Independent
- Album Review at RapReviews