Eric B. & Rakim to Perform 'Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em' Live on Juneteenth

The event will also feature special guests Ice T, Chuck D, Cornel West, Dapper Dan, and more.

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Pioneering hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim have announced they will be performing their 1990 album Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em live on Juneteenth (June 19). Taking to Caffeine.tv’s The Leader Channel, the Long Island-originating duo will see the DJ and MC dishing out the album’s various tracks. The two will also be discussing the seminal project live and will feature tributes and interviews with the likes of Ice T, LL Cool J, Chuck D, Cornel West, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Dapper Dan, Fat Joe, Fab 5 Freddy, and Jody Watley.


Eric B. & Rakim have laid low over two decades, most recently reuniting in 2018 for their first tour in 25 years. In 2017, the duo also took to New York’s Apollo Theatre for the first time in 20 years to perform their debut album Paid In Full to commemorate its 30th anniversary.

Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em is often regarded as the duo’s most coherent project. The album, Eric B. & Rakim’s third, didn’t produce any hit singles, nor was it as popular as their first two projects. However, many have gone on to cite it’s extremely-rare 5 Mics rating from The Source, further noting Rakim’s move towards darker, more politically-inclined subject matter.

Catch the legendary duo perform Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em live on June 19 at 8:30 p.m. EDT here.

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