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Illharmonic Orchestra Presents: Rakim

August 03

Doors: 6:30PM / Show: 8:00PM
$45.00 - $55.00
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When was the last time you witnessed strings, horns, woodwinds & a pianist at a Hip-Hop concert? Add to that a legendary artist who was named the #1 Lyricist of All Time by The Source magazine, recently nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and that is still but a fraction of what you get when you witness; “The Illharmonic Orchestra Presents: Rakim”.

In the history of Hip-Hop, few artists have had as great an impact on the development and progression of the art forms lyrical style as New York’s own William Michael Griffin… known to the world 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. 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.

The Illharmonic Orchestra combines the raw energy and passion of Hip-Hop, with the beautiful sounds of live, orchestral accompaniment. With over 25 years of performance experience, the ensemble has rocked on such hallowed stages as: Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Kimmel Center, The Apollo Theatre and more. On August 3rd, The Illharmonic will join forces with Hip-Hop Icon Rakim for an electrifying performance at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. This is one show you don’t want to miss!

Venue Information:
The Anthem
901 Wharf St SW
Washington, DC, 20024