New York, New York – Hip Hop legends Eric B. and Rakim reunited for the first time in 20 years at The Apollo Theatre in New York City on Friday night (July 7) in honor of the 30th anniversary of its seminal album. Joined by a small army of people onstage, the duo performed its celebrated 1987 debut Paid In Full in its entirety, which included classics joints like “My Melody,” “I Know You Got Soul” and “I Ain’t No Joke.”
Throughout the evening, the duo brought out several special guests such as Ice-T, Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav, Ma$e, Fat Joe, EPMD, Main Source, Roxanne Shante and the godfather of Hip Hop — Kool Herc.
Eric B. and Rakim’s social media accounts have been loaded with confusing information over the past year, but they did tease a reunion in October 2016. It’s a good sign that at least one show has materialized, but for now, there has been no word of any more shows that will follow.
The duo took to its Twitter account to express their gratitude for the many people who came