Rakim's Concert History

Rakim (pronounced rah-KIM) (Born William Michael Griffin Jr. on January 28, 1968 in Long Island, New York, USA) is an American rapper and pioneer of the musical genre of hip hop. He is consistently cited as one of the most skilled (and top amongst the most influential) MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship, he revolutionized hip-hop lyricism with his complex flow, elaborate metaphors and rapid delivery. Together with Eric B, he released a number of classic albums between 1987 and 1992.

Date   Concert   Venue   Location  
Aug 20, 2021 Orlove by Night presents PANIC IN LA 1720 Los Angeles, California, United States
Jul 31, 2021 Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / KRS-One / Kool Moe Dee / Kwame Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Oct 08, 2019 –
Oct 08, 2019
A3C Festival & Conference 2019
E-40 / SOB x RBE / Megan Thee Stallion / Buddy / Rakim / Pink Sweat$ / Big Daddy Kane / Lil Keed / Mike Will Made It / Lil Gotit / Just Blaze / G Perico / Monique / Drumma Boy / Chika / Charlamagne tha God / Dapper Dan / Kevin Liles / Lenny S / Baron Davis Show all bands
Atlanta Convention Center at Americasmart Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Jul 05, 2019 –
Jul 05, 2019
2019 Essence Festival 3-Day Weekend Package 2019  
Pharrell Williams / Nas / Timbaland / Mary J. Blige / Missy Elliott / AlunaGeorge / Ginuwine / Anthony Hamilton / JoJo / Musiq Soulchild / Jacquees / Mase / Biz Markie / Teyana Taylor / Ledisi / Normani / Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / Jermaine Dupri / Elle Varner / Davido / Queen Naija / MC Lyte / Sheila E. / 702 / City Girls / El Debarge / Luke James / Doug E. Fresh / Big Freedia / PJ Morton / VanJess / Force M.D.'s / Morris Day / Nigel Hall / Mia X / Sauti Sol / The Hamiltones / Koryn Hawthorne / Ronnie / Erica Falls / Water Seed Show all bands
Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nov 10, 2017 Art of Rap  
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah / Rakim / EPMD / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / Slick Rick / Ice T
Wang Theatre, Boch Center Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jul 22, 2017 dmx / Rakim / EPMD / KRS-One / Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Crucial Conflict   The Chicago Theatre Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jul 15, 2017 –
Jul 15, 2017
Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 2017
dmx / Rakim / The Lox / EarthGang / Torae / Oshun / DJ Rob Swift / Mister Cee / Stretch and Bobbito / Ralph Mcdaniels / Combat Jack / DJ Sickamore
The Bodega New York, New York, United States
Apr 02, 2017 –
Apr 09, 2017
Tom Joyner Foundation Fantastic Voyage 2017
R. Kelly / Mary J. Blige / Ice Cube / Anthony Hamilton / Fantasía / Trina / K-Ci and Jojo / Trick Daddy / Dru Hill / Rakim / DJ Quik / Evelyn "Champagne" King / Silk / The Bar-Kays / Shannon / Adina Howard / Anita Ward / Mc Ren / Maze / Ruben Studdard / Brick / One Way / Troop / Yarbrough & Peoples / Frankie Beverly / DJ Yella / Tito Jackson / Al Hudson / Confunkshun Show all bands
Port New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Dec 17, 2016 Legends of The Mic  
Slick Rick / Doug E Fresh / MC Lyte / Rakim / MC Shan / EPMD / Black Sheep / Onyx
Grand Theater at Foxwoods Mashantucket, CT
Oct 22, 2016 Masters of Ceremony / Rick Ross / Method Man / Redman / House of Pain / Rakim / Mobb Deep / The Pharcyde / Pete Rock & CL Smooth / N.O.R.E. / Jungle Brothers / M.O.P. Barclays Center New York, New York, United States
Aug 06, 2016 Takin' it to the Streets
Brother Ali / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Phenom / Vic Mensa / Yuna / Rakim
Marquette Park Chicago, Illinois, United States
Aug 06, 2016 Takin' It To The Streets Fest
Rakim
Marquette Park Chicago, Illinois, United States
Oct 07, 2015 –
Oct 11, 2015
A3C Festival 2015
De La Soul / Cam'ron / Rakim / Pete Rock / Tha Alkaholiks / Soulection / The Outfit TX / Jay Mizz / FL of the Food Chain / Aris Sparks
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Jun 26, 2015 Masters of Ceremony / dmx / Shabba Ranks / The Lox / Rakim / Mase / Pete Rock & CL Smooth / Brand Nubian / DAS EFX Radio City Music Hall New York, New York, United States
May 23, 2015 Ice Cube / MC Lyte / Rakim / scarface / Big Daddy Kane Fox Theatre Detroit Detroit, Michigan, United States
Nov 29, 2014 Hip Hop Reunion / Public Enemy / MC Lyte / Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / EPMD / Special Ed / Black Sheep / Slick Rick Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT
Oct 24, 2014 –
Oct 24, 2014
Fresh Fest 3 Portsmouth Pavilion Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Oct 18, 2014 Rakim / dmx PNC Arena Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Oct 17, 2014 Doug E. Fresh / Masters of Ceremony / dmx / Slick Rick / Biz Markie / EPMD / Naughty By Nature / Big Daddy Kane / Special Ed / Rakim / Hip Hop Reunion Richmond Coliseum Richmond, Virginia, United States
Oct 11, 2014 Rakim / dmx Atlanta Civic Center Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Oct 10, 2014 dmx / Ja Rule / Rakim / EPMD / Kool Moe Dee / Hip Hop Legends / Naughty By Nature Royal Farms Arena Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Oct 03, 2014 dmx / Rakim / EPMD / Kool Moe Dee / Chubb Rock Shea's Performing Arts Center Buffalo, New York, United States
Aug 31, 2014 dmx / Rakim / Naughty By Nature / EPMD / Slick Rick / Black Sheep DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, Michigan, United States
Aug 09, 2014 dmx / Doug E. Fresh / Slick Rick / Rakim / Biz Markie / Black Sheep / Special Ed Silver Spurs Arena Orlando, Florida, United States
Jul 18, 2014 Masters of Ceremony / dmx / EPMD / Rakim / Big Daddy Kane / Slick Rick / Doug E. Fresh / Biz Markie / Naughty By Nature / Special Ed / Hip Hop Reunion Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States
Jun 20, 2014 dmx / Rakim / Method Man / Redman / EPMD / Mystikal / DJ Jazzy Jeff / Super Fresh Hip / Super Fresh Hip Hop Fest Arie Crown Theater Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jan 24, 2014 Masters of Ceremony / dmx / EPMD / Rakim / Brand Nubian / Big Daddy Kane / Slick Rick / Biz Markie / Black Sheep / Naughty By Nature Radio City Music Hall New York, New York, United States
Sep 14, 2013 –
Sep 15, 2013
Rock the Bells 2013
Kid Cudi / Tyler, The Creator / Juicy J / Common / Wu-Tang Clan / Jhené Aiko / Tech N9ne / Talib Kweli / Chase & Status / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / Earl Sweatshirt / Danny Brown / Jurassic 5 / BIG K.R.I.T. / The Internet / Curren$y / Hopsin / Lecrae / Immortal Technique / Flatbush Zombies / Dom Kennedy / Dilated Peoples / Brother Ali / Rakim / Dizzy Wright / Snow Tha Product / Mimosa / Black Hippy / Ratking / Prof / Hit-Boy / Bodega Bamz / E-40 & Too Short / Supernatural / San Francsico / A$AP Mob / Iamsu! Show all bands
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California, United States
Sep 14, 2013 –
Sep 15, 2013
Rock the Bells 2013
Kid Cudi / Tyler, The Creator / Juicy J / Common / Wu-Tang Clan / Jhené Aiko / Tech N9ne / Talib Kweli / Chase & Status / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony / Earl Sweatshirt / Danny Brown / Jurassic 5 / BIG K.R.I.T. / The Internet / Curren$y / Hopsin / Lecrae / Immortal Technique / Flatbush Zombies / Dom Kennedy / Dilated Peoples / Brother Ali / Rakim / Dizzy Wright / Snow Tha Product / Mimosa / Black Hippy / Ratking / Prof / Hit-Boy / Bodega Bamz / E-40 & Too Short / Supernatural / San Francsico Show all bands
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, California, United States
Jun 14, 2013 EPMD / dmx / Rakim / Naughty By Nature / Big Daddy Kane / Special Ed / Slick Rick / Biz Markie Grand Theater, Foxwoods Resort Casino Mashantucket, CT
Feb 14, 2013 Rakim Hi-Ho Lounge New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Nov 02, 2012 –
Nov 04, 2012
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012    
Run DMC / A$AP Rocky / Girl Talk / Santigold / Public Image Ltd. / Refused / Turbonegro / X / David Cross / Hannibal Buress / De La Soul / Étienne de Crécy / STRFKR / Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros / The Head and the Heart / Explosions in the Sky / Fucked Up / Against Me! / Tomahawk / Wavves / Wyatt Cenac / Doug Benson / Bun B / AraabMuzik / Dillon Francis / Rakim / Superchunk / Real Estate / The Black Angels / Lucero / Seaweed / The Sword / Converge / Youth Of Today / Eugene Mirman / Saul Williams / Danny Brown / The Octopus Project / Trust / Tanlines / Minus the Bear / The Promise Ring / Surfer Blood / Deerhoof / Lagwagon / Between The Buried And Me / Napalm Death / Jon Benjamin / Tig Notaro / W. Kamau Bell / Duncan Carson / Orthy / DMC / Kreayshawn / Astronautalis / ScHoolboy Q / Charlie XCX / El Ten Eleven / Diamond Rings / AD.D+ / Daughn Gibson / Gold Fields / 10 Yr / Feathers / Love Inks / Baauer / American Royalty / Vockah Redu / Paul Banks / Why? / Sharon Van Etten / Omar Rodriguez Lopez / Nouvelle Vague / Diamond Rugs / Dum Dum Girls / Titus Andronicus / Beach Fossils / Brendan Benson / Doldrums / Giant Sand / Fang Island / Foxy Shazam / Deathfix / Cult of Youth / Balmorhea / The Golden Boys / Not In The Face / Hundred Visions / Nomeansno / OFF! / The Briefs / The Spits / Baroness / Braid / Municipal Waste / Dwarves / Liturgy / Earth / La Dispute / Deafheaven / Kvelertak / burning love / Joyce Manor / The Young / Tia Carrera / Flesh Lights / Residual Kid / Ramin Nazer / Doug Mellard / Chris Cubas / Kevin Seconds / Joe Sib / Macklemore & Ryan Lewis / Icona Pop / Givers / The Jezabels / …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead / Cursive / Penguin Prison / Helio Sequence / Mr Twin Sister / Black Moth Super Rainbow / Yellow Ostrich / Class Actress / Anamanaguchi / Red Fang / Torche / Nick Waterhouse / Girl In a Coma / Riverboat Gamblers / Korallreven / Disappears / Pallbearer / Cheap Girls / Ume / Peelander-Z / The Black Swans / king tuff / Valient Thorr / Devin / Bob Mould / Nite Jewel / Brutal Truth / Power Trip / Japandroids / Mustard Pimp / Atlas Sound / Jeffrey Lewis & the Junkyard / Nicky Da B / A Place To Bury Strangers Show all bands
Auditorium Shores Austin, Texas, United States
Aug 18, 2012 –
Aug 19, 2012
Shannon Brown's Wood-Star Music Festival 2012  
Robin Thicke / Estelle / Naughty By Nature / Fantasía / Slick Rick / Rakim / MC Lyte / Doug E. Fresh / D∆WN (fka DAWN RICHARD)
Union Park Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jun 03, 2012 Diplo / Kid Cudi / Chill Moody / Rakim / Quadron / Jessi Teich / Gianni Lee / Selah Sue / Reda / Grand Prize Winners From Last Year / Major Lazer   Festival Pier at Penn's Landing Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 04, 2011 –
Nov 06, 2011
Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011    
Spoon / Passion Pit / Lykke Li / Slayer / The Damned / Danzig / Public Enemy / Major Lazer / Odd Future / Henry Rollins / Reggie Watts / Brian Posehn / Upright Citizens Brigade / M83 / Blonde Redhead / Girls / Hum / Hot Snakes / Murder City Devils / Black Lips / Boris / Diplo / Flying Lotus / Neon Indian / Rakim / Tune-Yards / Thee Oh Sees / Canon Blue / Okkervil River / Ra Ra Riot / Touché Amoré / Clap Your Hands Say Yeah / Death Grips / The Thermals / Doomriders / D Generation / Cecil Otter / Wugazi / Soul Khan / Ceremony / Brandt Brauer Frick / B L a C K I E / Childish Gambino / Keep Shelly in Athens / Spank Rock / Black Milk / Big Freedia / Anarchy Championship Wrestling / Mind Spiders / Kool Keith / Omar Souleyman / Heartless Bastards / Cold Cave / YACHT / Austra / Lemuria / Tinariwen / Dávila 666 / Asobi Seksu / Budos Band / Danzig Legacy / T Bird and the Breaks / Diamond Rings / Ty Segall / Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears / Paint It Black / Schmillion / Nobunny / Russian Circles / Jim Ward / From Ashes Rise / The Joy Formidable / Cave In / Future Islands / Architecture In Helsinki / World/Inferno Friendship Society / Kid Dynamite / Grimes / Pictureplane / Cloud Nothings / Purity Ring / OFWGKTA / The Radio Dept. / Del the Funky Homosapien / Cannibal Corpse / Le Butcherettes / Four Tet / Baths / Eyehategod / Zero Boys / MNDR / The Crooks / Ocote Soul Sounds / Shapes Have Fangs / TV Torso / Dead Horse / Ted Leo and The Pharmacists / We Were Promised Jetpacks / Mates of State / The Boxer Rebellion / Joe Lally / Manejo Beto / Negative Approach / Trash Talk / Youth Brigade / No Bunny / Earth Crisis / Bane / Graveyard / Total Control / Defeater / OBN III's / Thieves / Dan Deacon / Dengue Fever / Franki Chan / Auto Body / Bird Peterson / G-Side / DJ Car Stereo (Wars) / Donald Glover / Neal Brennan / Best Fwends / Brody Stevens / Captured by Robots / Matt Bearden / Ali Wong / Wham City / Louis Katz / Chris Trew / Doug Mellard / Brett Gelman / Adira Amram / Johnny Pemberton / Cameron Buchholtz / Jake Flores Show all bands
Auditorium Shores Austin, Texas, United States
Oct 29, 2011 Public Enemy / Kurtis Blow / Rakim / EPMD Arie Crown Theater Chicago, Illinois, United States
Sep 24, 2011 –
Sep 24, 2011
POPPED! Music Festival 2011   Fairmount Park Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 23, 2011 –
Sep 24, 2011
Popped! 2011  
Foster The People / Cage The Elephant / The Shins / The Vaccines / Pretty Lights / Elbow / Cults / Girl Talk / Panda Bear / The Pains of Being Pure at Heart / JR JR / Kreayshawn / The Hold Steady / Rakim / Charles Bradley / Mates of State / Titus Andronicus / Zee Avi / The Budos Band / Company of Thieves / Patty Crash / Black Landlord / Black Thought & J. Period Mixtape Show all bands
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
May 11, 2011 Black Star / Mos Def / Talib Kweli / De La Soul / Rakim O2 Apollo Manchester, England, United Kingdom
May 10, 2011 Black Star / Mos Def / Talib Kweli / De La Soul / Rakim Eventim Apollo London, England, United Kingdom
Aug 29, 2010 Rock the Bells 2010  
Snoop Dogg / Wu-Tang Clan / A Tribe Called Quest / Rakim / KRS-One / Slick Rick / DJ Premier / Wiz Khalifa / Clipse / Jedi Mind Tricks / Brother Ali / Immortal Technique / Big Sean / Supernatural / DJ Rocky Rock / Street Sweeper Social Club / Ms. Lauryn Hill / Yelawolf / Murs And 9th Wonder / DJ Muggs With Ill Bill Show all bands
Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland, United States
Aug 28, 2010 Rock The Bells  
Snoop Dogg / A Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang Clan / Lauryn Hill / Rakim / KRS-One / Slick Rick
Governor's Island New York, New York, United States
Aug 28, 2010 Rock the Bells   Governor's Island New York, New York, United States
Aug 22, 2010 –
Aug 22, 2010
Rock the Bells 2010  
Wiz Khalifa / Snoop Dogg / A Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang Clan / Ms. Lauryn Hill / Immortal Technique / KRS-One / Slick Rick / Brother Ali / Rakim / Jedi Mind Tricks / Murs / DJ Premier / Street Sweeper Social Club / Supernatural
Unknown venue San Francisco, California, United States
Aug 21, 2010 –
Aug 21, 2010
Rock the Bells 2010  
Wiz Khalifa / Big Sean / Snoop Dogg / A Tribe Called Quest / Wu-Tang Clan / Ms. Lauryn Hill / Yelawolf / Immortal Technique / KRS-One / Slick Rick / Clipse / Brother Ali / Rakim / Jedi Mind Tricks / DJ Premier / Ill Bill / Murs And 9th Wonder / DJ Muggs / Street Sweeper Social Club / Supernatural / DJ Muggs With Ill Bill / DJ Rocky Rock Show all bands
Los Angeles, California, United States
Oct 01, 2009 –
Oct 03, 2009
A3C Hip Hop Festival 2009
B.o.B / Rakim / Hollyweerd
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Aug 30, 2008 Busta Rhymes / Rakim Chene Park Amphitheater Detroit, Michigan, United States
Aug 16, 2008 –
Aug 16, 2008
Rock the Bells 2008
B.o.B / Nas / Wale / A Tribe Called Quest / Mos Def / De La Soul / Method Man / Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Q-Tip / The Pharcyde / Flosstradamus / Redman / Immortal Technique / Dead Prez / Jay Electronica / Rakim / Murs / Kid Sister / Spank Rock / Amanda Blank / Scratch / Supernatural Show all bands
Shoreline Amphitheatre San Francisco, California, United States
Aug 09, 2008 A Tribe Called Quest / The Pharcyde / Nas / Ghostface Killah / MF Doom / Rakim / Mos Def / Talib Kweli / De La Soul / Method Man & Redman / Immortal Technique / Dead Prez / Murs / Blue Scholars / Sage Francis / Jedi Mind Tricks / Spank Rock / The ... Glen Helen Amphitheater Los Angeles (LA), CA
Jul 27, 2008 Rock the Bells 2008 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, Maryland, United States

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