Even if it's jazz or the quiet storm
I hook a beat up, convert it into hip-hop form
He can take any song you can think of and turn it into a hip-hop classic.
Rakim is saying that he doesn’t need big beats or standard time signatures to create raps (implying that other raps could not do this). He could even work with slow love songs: Quiet storm was a popular late night radio format for slow jams in the 70s and 80s, which got its name from a Smokey Robinson tune.
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