Rakim Allah Readies New LP

Hip-Hop icon Rakim

is currently finishing up recording his first solo LP on Dr. Dre's Aftermath

imprint, titled "Oh My God." The album has been anticipated since

Dre announced that Rakim was signed to his imprint over two years ago. Dre is

excited to be working with Rakim, crediting Rakim with the reason he is still

into hip-hop today. Expect the best from Dre, he said that he is going to get

into the studio and make Rakim's album the best one he has ever made.

According to Rakim's management, the album will

feature production from Dr. Dre, Hi-Tek and DJ Premier among others.

Rakim recently taped spots on Russell Simmons'

Def Poetry Jam, reciting his old lyrics to the crowd's delight. In the coming

months, fans can expect to see more of the God emcee. He is featured on labelmate

female singer Truth Hurt's first single and video, "Addictive." "Oh

My God" is scheduled for a summer release.