Legendary Rapper Rakim Playing Anniversary Show in a Detroit Masonic Temple

DETROIT, MI – Rapper Rakim will celebrate the 25th anniversary of platinum album, “Paid in Full,” with a show Oct. 27 at Detroit’s Masonic Temple.

“Paid in Full,” which Rakim produced with then-partner Eric B., was ranked number 227 of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time according to Rolling Stone Magazine and was named the Greatest Hip Hop Album of All Time by MTV.

In July 2012, Rakim was once again recognized as a pioneer in the hip hop genre for his use of internal rhymes, earning him the No. 1 spot in The Source Magazine’s Top 50 Lyricist of All Time.

Special guests Doug E. Fresh, Slick Rick and Big Daddy Kane will join Rakim at the Oct. 27 show.

Big Daddy Kane, who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and skilled golden age rappers, will open the show with his unmatched technique and lauded rhyming skills. Slick Rick, largely recognized for his storytelling innovation, and Doug E. Fresh, known as the Human Beat Box, will appear back-to-back with implications of some overlap for hit songs “The Show” and “La-Di-Da-Di”.  The God MC, Rakim, fittingly finishes the event which showcases hip hop’s legacy.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets for the 25th Anniversary of Paid in Full featuring Rakim will go on sale September 15 and start at $55 at ticketmaster.com or Detroit’s Masonic Temple box office (500 Temple Street, Detroit, MI).