Legendary rapper Rakim has split with Dr. Dre’s
Aftermath Entertainment record label, due to what Rakim’s management deemed
"Rakim and Aftermath have mutually decided
to part ways," Rakim’s manager Zach Katz told AllHipHop.com. "Rakim
is presently in talks with three powerhouse record companies."
Recently at the BET Awards, Rakim presented with
Baby from Cash Money Records and boasted that his album would be in stores by
the end of the summer on Aftermath.
MTV reported last week that Dre and Rakim had
finished 16 songs and were working to finish seven more, before picking a single
"He can bring the best out of me, and I
want to make sure that I bring the best out of him," Rakim told MTV of
Dre. "He goes in the studio from 3 [p.m. and] goes home 6, 7, 8 in the
morning, so to me, that’s all right. My man wants to work, so let’s get it poppin’."
The legendary rapper had been signed to Aftermath
for almost three years and fans have been anticipating the release of Oh
My God, despite the constant delays.