Eric B. & Rakim are arguably hip-hop's most notorious duo in all of the genre's history. Rakim is single-handedly responsible for the rhyme schemes and patterns utilized by some of today's greatest emcees to ever touch a mic. Originally coming together in 1986, DJ/producer Eric B. provided Rakim with hard-hitting boom-bap drum patterns and heavily sampled '60s and '70s melody loops that also would help define hip-hop's Golden Age.
Throughout their illustrious and decorated music careers, Eric B & Rakim have released a total of four studio albums as a collective together, with their debut album Paid in Full (1987) being their most notable musical offering to this day. Despite publicly splitting up in 1993, Eric B. and Rakim's solo ventures were and still are recognized as prominent contributions to the culture of hip-hop.
Now, the two have reunited and have been tearing down venues around the globe. The "Microphone Fiend" curators have recently announced that they will be performing a one-time live show in Anaheim, California at the City National Grove of Anaheim on June 21 (Tickets). Tickets for Eric B. & Rakim's one-off performance in Anaheim can be purchased, here.
For those of you in the Seattle, Washington area, Eric B. & Rakim will be performing at The Showbox on April 16 as well (Tickets). Tickets for Eric B. & Rakim's one-off performance in Seattle can be purchased, here.
With that said, check out an AXS favorite in Eric B. & Rakim's "I Ain't No Joke" in the video provided above. And, stick with AXS for tickets to the hottest entertainers in concert, live shows, sporting events, festivals and more.