Thursday March 5, 2020
Contact:SITE Santa Fe
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Please join us for a discussion of Rakim Allah's book, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius followed by musical performances by DJ Raashan Ahmad and Rakim himself!
In the history of the Hip-Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on the development and progression of the art form’s lyrical style as Rakim Allah. Universally referenced as one of the Masters of the Microphone and an influence and inspiration to his peers and followers alike, Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of iconic Eric B. is President in 1986 with long time collaborator Eric B.
Rakim’s intricately intellectual lyrics draw their force from his worldly experience, inner faith and progressive contemplation; his liquid and seemingly effortless delivery – often imitated but still unrivaled – from a fire fueled by a deep understanding of not just Hip-Hop, but also the Jazz and R&B influences that have surrounded his family since his youth.
6:30pm-7:30pm Talk: Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius
7:30pm-9pm Performance by DJ Raashan Ahmad
9pm-11pm Performance by Rakim
Book Talk + Performances
VIP Talk Seating + Performances + Signed book