"The God MC" took the stage at SOBs in Lower Manhattan to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his debut solo album, The 18th Letter. Rakim performed, not only tracks from the beloved album, but also his iconic hits from the Eric B. & Rakim catalog. With Pete Rock, DJ Clark Kent and Grandmaster Caz in attendance, and Saigon and Ra's son Tahmell rocking the stage, it was quite a night.
And we've got the pics to prove it! Check them out below.
SHOTS BY DERVON DIXON