Rakim is giving his New York fans a rare treat as he’s set to perform Paid in Full in its entirety this summer at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on July 13.
The album is one of the; most influential in hip-hop history and as The R’s debut album, it also put his name on the map in 1987. Paid in Full includes classics like “I Ain’t No Joke” “I Know You Got Soul” “Paid in Full” and “Eric B. is President.”
No word yet on whether his former deejay Eric B. will be joining the rhymer, though. But nonetheless, hip-hop fans are hyped. “F——AWESOME,” tweeted a fan after the news hit Twitter. Others have already snagged their tickets. “Just paid in full for paid in full,” confirmed another tweeter.
For fans who can’t wait until July, Rakim will also be performing in Brooklyn at the end of the month with Talib Kweli, Natasha Diggs, The Soul Rebels and “surprise guests.”
Tickets for the Paid in Full concert are available here. But as we wait until the the Long Island native takes the stage, we’ll be re-listening to the timeless album here.
Entire Paid in Full Album
BB Kings July 13
— Fiendish Dr. Wu (@shite_head) February 19, 2016
just paid in full for Paid In Full https://t.co/DCFzdJijQH
— DuffyA76 (@DuffyA76) February 19, 2016
Legendary nights goin down next week @brooklynbowl w/ guests including @TalibKweli & God mc #Rakim on da same night! pic.twitter.com/XfkBq491AL
— The Soul Rebels (@SoulRebelsNOLA) February 19, 2016