Here is my fourth Rakim composition. I rendered this on cardboard with graphite and white charcoal.  Rakim, himself, was gracious enough to tag some lyrics from Microphone Fiend on the drawing (7.17.16 – Howard Theatre DC)  My Hip-Hop project has been the gateway for many incredible interactions with the icons of the genre. In this case, obtaining the penned lyrics, a photograph of the artist with the work, and securing a signature epitomizes my goal within the project.  I’ll be sharing the complete Corrugated Cardboard Collection soon.  Each of these pieces represent a ‘mission’, and is supported by an accompanying story.  I hope to vividly retell each one.  – Andy