One of the many aspects of Rakim's legendary art of rhyme was his ability to envision dark and dangerous scenes like no other MC. On his 1992 classic with Eric B."The Punisher", The R left chills in the spines of listeners which would inspire a path of venomous lyrics for years to come. Enjoy my artistic depiction of this song as Ra is pictured as the villain and powerful force of darkness which he portrays lyrically.
The artwork was executed as a rendered drawing on 8.5" x 11" paper which was then scanned and painted digitally using transparent glazes of color in Photoshop. My goal, to be as dangerous with visual art as the microphone fiend Rakim is to rhyme.