Friday, October 12, 2007

"New CD / tour dates from RAKIM"

"There's one 'R' in the alphabet..."

Hip-Hop legend, and certified microphone fiend RAKIM is just putting the finishing touches on his upcoming album "The Seventh Seal." This will be Rakim's 7th full length release.
He is also one of the headlining artists for the upcoming "Hip-Hop Live! Tour" along with Wu-tang's own Ghostface Killah and Brother Ali. The MC's will be backed by a 10-piece band from Los Angeles called Rhythm Roots Band (not to be confused with illadelphia's ROOTS band)
Here are the tour dates:
10/29 Los Angeles, CA - House of Blues
10/30 San Diego, CA - 4th & B
10/31 Long Beach, CA - The Vault
11/1 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
11/2 San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine
11/3 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
11/4 Seattle, WA - The Showbox
11/7 Park City, UT - Harry O's
11/8 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
11/9 Aspen, CO - Belly Up
11/10 Kansas City, MO - The Beaumont Theatre
11/11 Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
11/12 Chicago, IL - House of Blues
11/13 Bloomington, IN - Bluebird Theater
11/15 New Haven, CT - Toad's Place
11/16 New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
11/17 Baltimore, MD - Sonar
11/18 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
11/21 Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
I do hope things go well for him this time around. I was amped when I heard about his Dr. Dre produced album that was to have come out on Aftermath years ago.... Unfortunately, the project was shelved - although from what I've heard there's no bad blood between Rakim & Dre. Then, there is the rumor that he never was paid for the "Paid in Full" album... Imagine that?
Rakim is, in my opinion THE best lyrical MC to ever hold a microphone. I, for one will be supporting his new release when it drops. I encourage all of you who appreciate the man to do the same. - Ace:)
"Yo, what happened to peace? Peace! Peace! Peace! Peace!"

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