50 Cent Pledges Loyalty To Rakim

50 Cent may be decently removed from the rap game, having shifted his sights to building a television empire, but the former Shady/Aftermath emcee has never strayed entirely from his roots. And while he’s spending the majority of his time and energy occupied on the ongoing Starz series BMF, Fif took a moment to celebrate one of his notable musical influences.

Taking to Instagram to pay homage, Fif shared a clip from the legendary Rakim’s Tiny Desk Concert, offering up a few words in celebration of his legacy. “If you don’t know who this is please don’t talk to me in life, please and thank you,” captions Fif, as Ra fires off rapid-fire bars from his classic Eric B collaboration “Know The Ledge.”