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rakim's mic

A piece of hip hop history

This is no ordinary microphone. This particular microphone, from the Smithsonian’s collection, was used by Rakim to record the album “The 18th Letter” (1997). The hand-held microphone has a circular silver mesh wire grill covering the foam interior of the microphone. The grill is attached to a black plastic cylindrical