Open Up For Rakim Contest

Rakim Announces MC Contest

Chosen MC’s Will Open For Rakim In Chicago, Atlanta And D.C.

September 6, 2006

Legendary M.C. Rakim announced today he will be
holding a contest where three winners will be given
the chance to open up for the original God MC.

As Rakim embarks on his tour to support the
upcoming ‘Seventh Seal’ he is looking for an opening
act in three markets:
The House of Blues, Chicago – Sept.
17Eleven50, Atlanta – Sept. 28 and
The 930 Club, Washington, D.C. – Sep 30th

Interested microphone fiends should submit their
Myspace URL’s and YouTube links to
rakim@brooklynbodega.com to enter. Any emails with
audio and video attachments will be unopened and
deleted. Come correct because Rakim, himself will be
hand picking the winners.

Brooklyn Bodega, www.brooklynbodega.com is the official home site for the contest as
well as the entire Rakim Tour. The Bodega will be
posting reviews, images, and video from each night
of the tour with the help of their network of
correspondents.

For more info, detailed contest rules or to become a
correspondent for the Rakim Tour please visit www.brooklynbodega.com.

Tour Dates:

Sept. 1 –Austin, TX
Sept. 2- Houston, TX

Sept. 4- Albuquerque, NM
Sept. 5- Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 6- San Diego, CA
Sept. 7- Anaheim, CA
Sept. 8- Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 10- San Francisco, CA
Sept. 12- Park City, UT
Sept. 13- Aspen, CO
Sept. 14- Denver, CO
Sept. 16- Minneapolis, MN
Sept. 17- Chicago, IL
Sept. 18- Indianapolis, IN
Sept. 19- Fort Wayne, IN
Sept. 20- Cincinnati, OH
Sept. 22- Detroit, MI
Sept. 23- Buffalo, NY
Sept. 25- Charlottesville, NC
Sept. 27- Carrboro, NC
Sept.28- Atlanta, GA
Sept.29- Charlotte, NC
Sept. 30- Washington, D.C.


ABOUT RAKIM ALLAH

In
the history of the Hip-Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on
the development and progression of the art forms lyrical style as
Rakim.   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.   The single marked a
turning point in the Rap world – raising the bar for future emcees and
revolutionizing the way rhymes are delivered to this day.   No serious
discussion of the music’s greatest performers is held without a
deferential accounting of his achievements, and no serious rap artist
grips a microphone without channeling some of his legend.

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 –
emanating 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.   His recordings – including the all-time
classics Paid In Full, Follow the Leader and The 18 th Letter
– have sold in the multi-millions worldwide.   His own Platinum albums
line the walls of the Broadway, MCA and Universal labels and, with a
Rakim appearance near guaranteeing an explosion of sales, he has been
recruited to add his star talents to projects for Alicia Keys, Jody
Watley, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep, Limp Bizkit, Gang Starr, Lloyd Banks
and Truth Hurts among many others.  

Rakim’s uncanny innovation was the focal point of the critically acclaimed recreation of Bob Marley’s Concrete Jungle and has helped propel movie soundtracks such as Juice, Brown Sugar, the Rugrats, American Psycho and 8 Mile
to Best Seller status.   His role model status has led world famous
brands such as The Coca Cola Company, LVMH, Ecko and Sean Jean to
choose him as spokesperson and his worldwide fans have flocked sold out
performances in the USA, Canada, UK, Italy, Germany, Mexico, Puerto
Rico, Brazil and Japan.

Now nearing
twenty years at the top of Hip-Hop’s Greatest list, the Queens, NY
native is focusing on the highly anticipated release of his latest
project, The Seventh Seal .   The project marks the first
under his own imprint, allowing a true freedom in creative control
unparalleled since his monumental first recordings.   With recent
tributes such as NAS’s U.B.R ., collaborations including Alicia Key’s New York State of Mind and a Platinum Edition of Paid In Full keeping the world’s eye on the one many call GOD, Rakim Allah prepares to reset the standard again.

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