Last year, Rakim reunited with Eric B for a big Apollo show, their first in over two decades, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their groundbreaking Paid In Full. The God MC is staying active, and playing some Northeast shows in early 2018, including one in NYC and a couple in the surrounding area.
Rakim hits NYC's BB King's on February 8 (tickets), Westbury, NY's NYCB Theatre on February 17 (tickets), and NJ's Stanhope House on February 23 (tickets). The Westbury show has a huge lineup of hip hop vets including Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Roxanne Shant'e, Rob Base, Onyx, Keith Murray, Black Rob and Black Sheep; while the others are headlining shows for Rakim.
All known dates are listed, with a video from that Apollo show, below.
Rakim -- 2018 Tour Dates
Jan 06 Howard Theatre Washington, DC
Feb 08 B.B. King Blues Club & Grill New York, NY
Feb 17 NYCB Theatre at Westbury Westbury, NY*
Feb 23 Stanhope House Stanhope, NJ
* - w/ Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick, Roxanne Shant'e, Rob Base, Onyx, Keith Murray, Black Rob, Black Sheep