August 6, 2010

RAKIM (NY) LIVE with DJs Flipout, Jay Swing & Hedspin - Aug 17

Donnelly Nightclubs present

(New York - Live)

Checkmate & Concise
(Defenders Of The Faith)
(Sweatshop Union)

With DJ's Flipout, Jay Swing & Hedspin
Tuesday, August 17th, 2010 10pm-3am

"Turn up the bass, check out my melody, hand out a cigar I'm lettin' knowledge be born, and my name's The R..."

Rakim is universally recognized as one of the greatest - if not THE greatest - MCs of all time. He's your favorite rapper's favorite rapper. An MC who not only innovated but also originated.

As one half of the duo Eric B & Rakim, he instantly set the bar with the release of their debut single "Eric B Is President" and built on that reputation with the release of classic record after classic record. "Paid In Full", "I Ain't No Joke", "I Know You Got Soul", "Microphone Fiend", "Let The Rhythm Hit Em", "Don't Sweat The Technique", "Know The Ledge" and the list goes on. After four classic albums the legendary duo parted ways and Rakim embarked on his solo career. Eventually signing with Dr. Dre's Aftermath label, The R enjoyed the success of yet another hit with the smash "Addictive" along side R&B artist Truth Hurts. Even after his innovations have been studied and borrowed by countless MCs who followed, Rakim's early work still sounds startlingly fresh and everything since has only added to his legacy. On August 17th, Rakim, the legend, will be making his first Vancouver appearance ever as the "Microphone Fiend" blesses the Pop Opera stage and gets Paid In Full!

"It's been a long time, I should’na left you. Without a strong rhyme to step to
Think of how many weak shows you slept through. Time's up!, I'm sorry I kept you..."

Pop Opera
(Downtown, Vancouver)
686 Hastings Street West
between Granville and Seymour
Vancouver, BC
V6B 1M8