Cancelled: Rakim @ Crystal Ballroom | Rap, Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of ‘The 18th Letter’
This show has been cancelled.
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December 2, 2022
6:30PM Doors, 8PM Show | All Ages
GA: $32 ADV, $35 Doors
21+ reserved balcony: $40 ADV, $45 Doors
More info: crystalballroompdx.com
1332 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209
Where many MCs of the time developed their technique through improvisational battles, Rakim was among the first to demonstrate the possibilities of sitting down to write intricately crafted lyrics packed with clever word choices and metaphors (of course, he also had the delivery to articulate them). Even after his innovations were worshipfully absorbed and expanded upon by countless MCs who followed, Rakim’s early work still sounds startlingly fresh, and his comeback recordings (beginning in the late ’90s) only added to his legend.
Yes, please!! 💗
Let’s not be hasty and get crazy there’s only one the the only lyrically clever to maneuver this tongue to cheek verse I spit. With respect the only choice that makes any of this relevant it’s not a contest or is it. Everyone wins if I could only just get tickets to get in…
I hope to win this. Your website thinks I am spam.
What a throwback!! This would be such a blast to go to with my boyfriend. Love the Crystal Ballroom, too! 🙂
I would love the opportunity to experience this.
A living legend! I would love to go.
whose rhymes surpass ya,
at the Crystal Ballroom, do I even need to ask ya?
When they turn down the lights,
and Rakim touches the mic,
the bass hits and I’m in a state of delight.
First things first, though, gotta win the tix
to quench my lyrical thirst and get my hip-hop fix
so I’ll wait patiently and see what happens next
as my luck flows through the pipeline and back to PDX
It’s been too long since I’ve been to the Ballroom! My wife and I would love to go.
The GOAT! That phrase has been tossed around a lot lately, but Rakim is the real deal. Would love to see.
Saw Rakim perform Paid in Full at Rock the Bells in 2010, which was 23 years after its release and it would be a full circle moment to see the 25th anniversary tour celebrating The 18th Letter! Please and thank you!
I’d love to take a visiting friend to this show!
One of, if not THE best, to do it. Would love to see Rakim crush it live.
I really said “Rakim?! H*ll yea i’m tryna go to dat!” Seriously tho, send ya girl!
Perfect birthday gift for my boyfriend!
I love rap music.
OMG, this show is going to be lit. Please pick me 🙂
Growing up in Hawaii we never got that many big name artists to perform live. Now living in a bigger city and having the opportunity to see some of the artists that I grew up listening to has been awesome. Wouldn’t want to miss this show.
He is a talented gift to the Rap community and I would love to take my sister and see him perform live.
Heavily interwoven lyrically in my life.
Hell yeah!! My boyfriend looooooooves RAKIM!!! He would die if I won him tickets!!
Would love to see this absolute LEGEND of an artist, live!
I haven’t seen rakim since I was 15!! Oh man! I must go again!
It’s been 28 years since I last saw rakim! I must go!
Love to see this show !!!
Man… I remember buying this CD as a teenager! Would love to see the R live!
Christmas Rap would be a great Christmas Win !!
Rakim for President!
One two, one two, what’s nex what’s nex
sending me to rakim and watchin him flex
I want to go because I’ve been a fan of the Ra since I was a kid and never thought I’d see him live. He’s one of the best of all time, and I’d love the chance to relive part of my childhood by seeing him in concert.
Be hela cool to see a living legend of hip-hop, live and direct! Thanks for the chance pdx pipeline!
This would be dope yo!