Rakim @ B.B. Kings January 30th

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The sad thing is this was announced like a month ago and there are still tickets available. Incredible.


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29 Responses to “Rakim @ B.B. Kings January 30th”

  1. Ves Says:

    i didn’t copp a ticket myself, so i guess im part of the sad statistic. But eS holla@your boy…im down to go.

  2. T Nelson Says:

    i luv rakim greatest emcee ever but he is not a good performer

  3. Ill Will Says:

    LOL @ them using the same photos from the Hennesssy commercials

  4. e-dubbs Says:

    Rakim used to be my father but I had to disown him because he refuses to stop tucking his jeans into his timberlands.. Hello, its 2006 not 1993. You know your officially OLD when you refuse to update your sense of style.

  5. posta child Says:

    Rakims show should be attended as a show of support for true cultural icons as himself. I am not in NYC. I would go because w/ what is out there, a an mc that can blaze on the mic is better than a “unit” of mcs’ that can’t and have hella effects to carry the fantasy of actual talent.

  6. eskay Says:

    dubbs you’re in rare form today

  7. e dubbs Says:

    ^ lol… S, you know when I see him on TV or wherever, he reminds me of a dude who did a 10 year bid came home and dresses the same way he did when we went up north.

    No excuses for tucking your jeans in your timbs, NONE!

  8. thekid10705 Says:

    Ill Will , funny comment about the henny ad…I met rakim coming out of the liquor store on 242nd st like 10 years ago and he had a bottle of Henny in his hand…As for the performance is 50 still looking for his ass just like at the Ghostface show last year?….

    Any opening acts worth mentioning?

  9. thekid10705 Says:

    Ill Will , funny comment about the henny ad…I met rakim coming out of the liquor store on 242nd st like 10 years ago and he had a bottle of Henny in his hand…As for the performance is 50 still looking for his ass just like at the Ghostface show last year?….

    Any opening acts worth mentioning?

  10. eskay Says:

    I read something somehwere about some surprise acts…

  11. Scharocks Says:

    Is there anyone out there that has tickets but can’t go? I need 2 tickets, its sold out, I waited too damn long. Please email me at ss2609@columbia.edu. Thanks!

  12. Ra'sEarth Says:

    It was a long night. 3 Lyricist Lounge acts. Grandmaster Caz & Raheem. Special K & Teddy Ted. Pete Rock. Kool Herc.

    Finally, at 10:45 the God blessed us. Press and the most dusty lookin brothas flogged the stage. But the God stood true. Weaving through the entourage and press, he made sure no area of B.B. King’s went unnoticed. Not a favorite was missed and was delivered in stellar form. With Kid Capri spinnin, The God smoked the joint from beginning to end.

    Though the PR sucked, it was sold at least a week before the show.

    Missed the show? My heart bleeds for you.

    To hell with the clothes. This man is a lyricist. He’s words speak for themselves.

  13. eskay Says:

    good lookin. thank god they added another appearence on Feb 27th.

  14. SHAKIM Says:

    Were there any new joints performed ?

  15. ishmael ibn malik Says:

    i’m from outside philly & i plan on attending the upcoming show. i read on some site that he performed one new song & promised a album this summer. i truly hope so… i need to get the bad taste of the master album out of my mouth. I need the GOD Rakim to end his legacy on a high level……

  16. RE-AL-ity Says:

    I waited over 10 yrs to see the God perform in NYC, last time I was to see him there was a shoot out right on the floor as soon as My Melody came on—-> SO U know dis God was tight!!… HE Didn’t disappoint me at all, It don’t matter what his jeans was doin’ it sounded just like the albums….. u know how these new rappers (Not emcee’s) sound all high voiced and shit when the crowd starts feelin’ em…. He was “cool, cause I don’t get upset, I kick a hole in the speaker, pull the plug, then I jet”!!! …. he did Paid In Full and he didn’t even have to rhyme it… EVERYBODY IN THE PLACE SPIT IT!!! The God even Crowd Surfed… buh-lee dat!! did one new joint dat was crazy… Kool Herc was in the buildin’… history was in the building that night the trees were blazin’ the liks were flowin’ NO SHOOT OUTS!!! I could have died in peace that night b/c I finally got to see the R rip the mike correctly—-> that was how it should be done!!

    Peace to da gods and da earths
    one

  17. eskay Says:

    Ya’ll niggas are making me so tight that I missed this. I’m so n there for the Feb show its not even funny. anybody in NY wants to link up for it, hollla.

  18. Ra'sEarth Says:

    RE-AL, I feel you….120% I’m 44 and that standing for almost 4 hours killed me. It was worth every aching millisecond. U can bet, I’ll be up in that spot 2/27…with flip-flops.

    If The God would’ve dived a little closer to his right…he was going home with me. I was grabbing and not letting go (oops, sounds a little stalker-like).

    2 other memorable moments, in addition to being blessed in true God style.

    1. The God asked for a moment of silence in memory of his mother who passed in 2005. The whole place darkened and all you could see was cell phone lights. Soo moving, even choked up the God.

    2. I caught The God….smiling…several times. Delicious (from an Earth’s point of view) !!! He was loved. He felt it and enjoyed it…immensely!

    Ya’ll sleep on these tickets if you want to.
    You’ll be reading what happened on this website….again.

    Peace

  19. Nah Right » Blog Archive » Rakim Album This Summer Says:

    […] m This Summer

      As a few people who were in attendence have mentioned, during his January 30th show in NY Rakim announced […]

  20. HOLLYHOOD (FUTURE AFTERMATH ARTIST) Says:

    I HOPE RAKIM AND DR.DRE JOINS FORCES AGAIN.

  21. Ra'sEarth Says:

    The album is “The Seventh Seal”. Release date to be announced.

  22. barr code Says:

    I’ve seen the god perform about 8 years ago in cleveland. He came out chanting “last platoon” at 4:20 am on April 20th. Not surprisingly the concert was called 4:20/4:20, and was held at a freakin “techno club”. Regardless Ra came thru and laid his shit down like a tru solider.
    Yeah we had to wait a minute for the god to come out on the 30th, but for someone who can recite ALL of his joints top to bottom, it was truly magical. Bump all that jean shit, if you looking at his timberlands, you ain’t really feeling the magic up there.
    I meet Ra on a Julez Santana video shoot. I was working for free as a prop and had no idea my man was coming thru. I rapped with him (even recited opening of “Follow the Leader” for him and his son. I wasn’t looking for crazy props or anything, I respect the man….And I tell you what, this man is the personafication of “smooth”. he smiled, all humbled and just pressed palms wit me.
    Mad digital cams were rolling in the spot. If you going to the show in Feb, like my ass again, best comp some kind of recorder. BB Kings didn’t give a sh@t last time, chances are YOU could get the god on tape.

    Oh yeah, his new joint, according to our conversation on the Julez video, is going to be released on “Ra Records”

    Peace
    ~barr code

  23. eskay Says:

    >>Mad digital cams were rolling in the spot. If you going to the show in Feb, like my ass again, best comp some kind of recorder. BB Kings didn’t give a sh@t last time, chances are YOU could get the god on tape.

    that’s what’s up. props homey

  24. Rodney Roberston Says:

    Damn I hate I missed the show. Is there any clips on line u can listen to. This is the Best MC EVER. Any more news on the new CD

  25. Ra'sEarth Says:

    Caught The God @ Marc Ecko’s game signing @ Virgin Megarecords on 2/16. Though packed with press, it was a warm and personal setting. Through tears and trembling (my kids were soo embarrassed), I saw, felt, hugged and smelled The God. He was genuine and humble. “Hoped you liked the last show”. Is he for real???!!!. I glared at him in absolute awe and he smiled. I begged him to get a REAL website. Told him I was tired of reading about shit that happened in ’97 on some “unofficial” website. Though they tried to keep him at the table to sign the games, he repeatedly got up to talk and take pictures with everyone from the neighborhood brotha to the European’s who didn’t even know how to speak english, but had “Paid in Full” in their hands. His hug was tight and solid, as if he had known me for years. “I love you God”, I whispered in his ear. “I feel you Ma”, he responded. Sound dangerously obsessed??? Damn skippy!!! Think I give a fuck??? Hell no!!!! In addition to being intelligent, this man epitomizes “cool” more than any gangsta I’ve met or listened to. Fake-ass, underground, wannabe “gangsta” rappers (not “lyriscists”) need to recognize and take notes!

  26. phillycds Says:

    Rakim will certainly come with the Heat……The Man is Serious about his music. Humble is an understatement, having been in his presence he treats you like he’s known you from before none of that celebrity hype.

  27. Ming Says:

    Well for those that didnt make it the first time (me included), did you go to the encore performance last night? (Feb 27)??? Great show. Caz and Raheim performed again (be sure to check out my website and cop the Caz 7″). He actually spit a verse from the 7inch last night. Rakim is Rakim. Nuff said.

    Rakim did perform a new track and it was dope…called Its Nothin or something like that….he said the new album will be out this summer and its called The Seventh Seal….he did a freestyle talking about how it didnt work with Dre and all…dopeness man

    Crowd surfing….the audience reciting whole verses and tracks

  28. mike brown Says:

    Tha God, is crazy. after all these years his flow remains the best. given hot beats nobody can stop Ra. im lookin for the camcorder cats to get a copy of the GOD live. his son sparked sh&t 2/27 mad love

  29. ishmael ibn malik Says:

    still no new album or any word of distribution nor label…. smh

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