Hip Hop Icon Rakim set to perform at Newport Blues Cafe on September 18th

What’s Up Newp is powered by our loyal advertisers and by the generosity of our amazing supporters/members. If you appreciate what we do, please consider supporting us with a monthly, yearly, or one-time contribution today!


The legendary Rakim will be making his debut appearance in Newport on Wednesday, September 18th.

This Long Island, NY native has been revered by hip-hop fans worldwide since the 1980s. His musical legacy has consistently grown over the years and he recently released a book entitled, Sweat the Technique: Revelations on Creativity from the Lyrical Genius. He typically performs in much larger venues so it will certainly be a unique experience to see him in an intimate setting like the Newport Blues Cafe. 

Rakim will be joined by a strong team of openers. Newport’s own Freddie Black and Demmene Syronn,from Providence, RI via New Bedford, MA.  Rounding out the bill is New Fame, a full-time touring lady hip-hop/soul duo originally from New York. DJ Franchise will kick off the night.

Music begins for this 21+ event at 9 pm. Tickets are now available. $30 general admission tickets and $100 meet & greet passes are available at newportblues.com while they last. $38 at the door. 

- Advertisement -

The event is presented by Newport Blues and rhymeCulture.
RSVP on Facebook