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  
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
Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA
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, MA
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
Aug 06, 2016 Takin' It To The Streets Fest
Rakim
Marquette Park Chicago, IL
Aug 06, 2016 Takin' it to the Streets
Brother Ali / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Phenom / Vic Mensa / Yuna / Rakim
Marquette Park Chicago, IL
Oct 24, 2014 –
Oct 24, 2014
Fresh Fest 3 Portsmouth Pavilion Portsmouth, VA
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!
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Feb 14, 2013 Rakim Hi-Ho Lounge New Orleans, LA
Nov 02, 2012 –
Nov 04, 2012
FUN FUN FUN FEST 2012   Auditorium Shores Austin, TX
Sep 24, 2011 –
Sep 24, 2011
POPPED! Music Festival 2011   Fairmount Park Philadelphia, PA
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
Philadelphia, PA
Aug 29, 2010 –
Aug 29, 2010
Rock the Bells 2010  
Wiz Khalifa / Big Sean / Snoop Dogg / Wu-Tang Clan / A Tribe Called Quest / Ms. Lauryn Hill / YelaWolf / Immortal Technique / KRS-One / Slick Rick / Clipse / Brother Ali / Jedi Mind Tricks / Rakim / DJ Premier / Murs And 9th Wonder / Street Sweeper Social Club / Supernatural / DJ Muggs and Ill Bill / DJ Muggs With Ill Bill / DJ Rocky Rock
Unknown venue Washington, D.C.
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, NY
Aug 28, 2010 Rock the Bells   Governor's Island New York, NY
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 SF Bay Area, CA
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
Los Angeles, CA
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
Shoreline Amphitheatre SF Bay Area, CA
Aug 09, 2008 –
Aug 09, 2008
Rock the Bells 2008 Unknown venue Miami, FL
Jul 27, 2008 Rock the Bells 2008 Merriweather Post Pavilion Columbia, MD
Jul 26, 2008 Nas / A Tribe Called Quest / Mos Def / The Pharcyde / De La Soul / Rakim / Method Man & Redman / Raekwon / Ghostface Killah / Immortal Technique / Dead Prez / Murs / Spank Rock / Wale / The Cool Kids / Santigold / Jay Electronica / B.o.B / Kidz In... Xfinity Center Providence, RI
Jul 19, 2008 Rock The Bells 2008
A Tribe Called Quest / The Pharcyde / Nas / Raekwon and Ghostface Killah / Rakim / Mos Def / De La Soul / Method Man / Redman
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Chicago Tinley Park, IL
Nov 19, 2007 Korn / Ghostface Killah / Rakim / Brother Ali / Shenkar / Godhead 9:30 Club Washington, D.C.
Nov 18, 2007 Broken Social Scene / Ghostface Killah / Rakim / Brother Ali University of Ottawa Ottawa, ON
Jul 29, 2007 Rock The Bells  
Cypress Hill / Mos Def / Public Enemy / Rage Against The Machine / Rakim / Talib Kweli / Wu-Tang Clan
Randall's Island New York, NY
Jul 28, 2007 –
Jul 29, 2007
Rock The Bells 2007  
Wu Tang Clan / Public Enemy / A Tribe Called Quest / Rakim / Jedi Mind Tricks / Immortal Technique / Cypress Hill / Pharoahe Monch / DOOM / Mos Def / Talib Kweli / Erykah Badu / Rahzel / Sage Francis / Rage Against The Machine
Randall's Island Park Randall's Island, NY
Jun 11, 1998 –
Jun 13, 1998
Hultsfredsfestivalen 1998  
Black Sabbath / Garbage / The Hives / Misfits / NOFX / Rancid / Eagle-Eye Cherry / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones / Rakim / Kent / Refused / Turbonegro / Luna / Paradise Lost / St. Etienne / Lars Winnerbäck / The Soundtrack Of Our Lives / Gravediggaz / Backyard Babies / 16 horsepower / Life Of Agony / Drowners / Clawfinger / Bob Hund / Weeping Willows / Caesars Palace / Olle Ljungström / Unbelievable Truth / Wilmer X / Popsicle / Fireside / Lok / Sixteen Horsepower / The Motorhomes / Docenterna / Driven / Euroboys / Black Ingvars / This Perfect Day / Broder Daniel / Freewheel / Space Age Baby Jane / Mazarine Street / Incka / Speed Of Sound Enterprise
Hultsfred, Sweden

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