Eric B. & Rakim Will Play The Apollo For Paid In Full’s 30th Anniversary

UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of Eric B & Rakim Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Legendary hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim are getting back together for “one night only” on the 30th anniversary of their 1987 classic Paid In Full. According to Brooklyn Vegan, the show is going down at Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre on 7/7, exactly 30 years since the album’s release. Although Rakim toured last year performing the entire Paid In Full album solo, he hasn’t appeared on stage alongside his trusty DJ Eric B. in more than 20 years. The duo teased a full reunion tour last November, but no further dates have materialized yet, though Rakim has some solo gigs lined up in Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago. If this one reunion show is all they’re doing, it at least sounds like it will be a special one; the event’s description promises “cuts from throughout their catalog” and “famous friends.” Tickets go on sale here this Friday, 6/23 at 10AM ET.

This article originally appeared in Stereogum.


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