Eric B. & Rakim

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The Showbox Downtown
Tues April 16, 9 pm All Ages

$35/$40

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Recommended by Dave Segal

My esteemed colleague Charles Mudede reminds me weekly that Eric B. & Rakim's “Follow the Leader” is the greatest hiphop track ever—and he may be right. Nothing in the genre more evocatively captures what it feels like to move through hiphop's birthplace at night with every synapse firing maximal awareness of your overstimulating surroundings. As millions of gray-haired rap fans will tell you, Rakim is the GOAT microphone fiend. His flow, vocab, rhyme schemes, imperial demeanor, and countless brilliant expressions of braggadocio make most other MCs sound like stammering weed carriers. With three classic albums upon which to draw for this surprising comeback tour, Eric B. & Rakim demand your attention, even in 2019.

Tickets go on sale 2/8 at 10 a.m.

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The Showbox

1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
206-628-3151
http://showboxpresents.com

Event Times
  • Tues April 16, 9 pm