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RAKIM – Live in Concert London 12th Dec 2013

RAKIM – Live in Concert London 12th Dec 2013

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RAKIM

Venue:
IndigO2, London
Date:
Thu, 12/12/2013 19:00

AGMP presents RAKIM – Live in Concert

The Greatest MC of all time

In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim‘s technical abilities.

The duo’s first single, “Eric B. Is President” was a success and got the duo a contract with the fledgling Island Records sub-label 4th & B’way. The duo’s next single, the smash “I Know You Got Soul,” sparked early debate on the legality of unauthorized, uncredited sampling when James Brown sued to prevent the duo’s use of a fragment of his music.

Their first full album, “Paid In Full”, was released in 1987. causing a stir in the hip-hop music world due to its novel sound, approach, and subject matter. Rakim pioneered a practice previously unknown to hip-hop called internal rhyming. Already an important aspect of traditional poetry, where rhymes could be found throughout the bar of a lyric which added to the rhythmic complexity of the song: “I keep the mic at Fahrenheit, freeze MCs, make ’em colder/The listeners system is kicking like solar/As I memorize, advertise like a poet/Keep it goin’when I’m flowin’ smooth enough, you know it’s rough.” Instead of two rhyming syllables within two lines at the end of the lines, as we would find in the older hip-hop style displayed above, we have 18 rhyming syllables in just four lines. Rakim also introduced a lyrical technique known as cliffhanging and popularized the use of metaphors with multiple meanings. His songs were the first to really impart hip-hop music lyrics with a serious poetic device sensibility.

Eric B & Rakim went on to produce three more successful albums, all now considered hip hop standards.

BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH SATURDAY NOV 2ND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY

BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH SATURDAY NOV 2ND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY

SUPERSTARS OF HIP HOP TOUR FT BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN LIVE AT EVENTIM APOLLO, HAMMERSMITH SATURDAY NOV 2ND FOR 1 NIGHT ONLY!!!

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If you’re a REAL Hip Hop fan, on Saturday November 2nd there is only ONE place to be… all roads lead to the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith for the SuperStars of Hip Hop Tour to witness history as Hip Hop Icons BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN all touch down on ONE stage for ONE night only performing all of their hits & underground classics!
Grammy nominated BUSTA RHYMES has sold more than 10 million albums in the U.S. alone including 8 certified Platinum and Gold albums with hits such as “Woo Hah (Got You All In Check)”; “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See”; & “Touch It”. BUSTA is on the verge of dropping his 10th studio album “E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)” for his new record label Cash Money Records featuring his 1st single “Twerk It” produced by Pharell Williams & featuring Nicki Minaj.
Wu-Tang Clan’s legendary poster boy; the Grammy award winning METHOD MAN has abundance of classic material including hits such as “M.E.T.H.O.D. Man”; “Bring The Pain” & “All I Need To Get By / I’ll Be There For You”. With his 4 solo studio albums to date (2 multi Platinum); 2 collaborative albums with Redman (1 Platinum) and 4 Platinum selling albums as part of the legendary Hip Hop supergroup; Wu-Tang Clan he has no shortage of hits to perform his London fans. METH is scheduled to release his 5th solo album “Crystal Meth” imminently.
The much loved & critically acclaimed REDMAN has 7 solo albums to date including 5 Platinum & Gold selling albums featuring hits like “Da Goodness”; “Lets Get Dirty” & “Smash Somethin’”. REDMAN also has an 8th studio album in the works dropping 2014 entitled “Muddy Waters 2” as well as another collabo album with his partner in rhyme METHOD MAN entitled “Blackout 3”.
BUSTA RHYMES; METHOD MAN & REDMAN are not just Hip Hop legends but 3 of THE best live performers in the artform bar none! This event is set to be legendary… will you be there? Don’t miss out, get your tickets today before they sell out!

DJ Sin talks to DJ 279 about Choice FM London and more

DJ Sin talks to DJ 279 about Choice FM London and more

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DJ 279 from Choice FM talks to DJ Sin about his recent departure from the Radio station and his feelings about the future.

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