Congratulations to Brendan Pailet, the winner of our Rakim skate deck contest. He’s a cool one.
Peep the winning entry:
“My favorite Rakim song was the first one I was truly exposed to, “R.A.K.I.M.”. With a fierce growl and infectious beat, Ra reminds us why he’s truly the best, putting every other rapper to shame by comparison. His inclusion to the soundtrack is a nod to his greatness by the other artists. it’s the rap equivilent to John Mayer playing with Eric Clapton- it’s a chance to introduce those who inspired you to your audience. “R.A.K.I.M.” reminds us that while the general public has forgotten the greatness that is Ra, hip-hop hasn’t.”
You can catch Brendan on Twitter, where he fervently spouts Jay-Z lyrics and gripes about snow.