Rakim Pays Tribute To Mandela With "Madiba"

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Rakim pays tribute to the life of Nelson Mandela and drops knowledge on the political icon with "Madiba" (Nelson Mandela Tribute) - a track written with a lyrical assist from fans and released in conjunction with the forthcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. The track is the result of a sweepstakes from Complex that offered fans the chance to contribute lyrics to Rakim's recording. Rakim combined those words with his own to complete the verses based upon his reaction to the film. Check the track below to listen to "Madiba" (Nelson Mandela Tribute) from Rakim. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom starring Idris Elba opens on December 25th.