Photo essay: Rakim @ the Fox Theatre - Reverb

Photo essay: Rakim @ the Fox Theatre

New York MC Rakim, best known for the influential hip-hop classic 'Paid in Full,' showed his skills on the mic at Boulder's Fox Theatre on Wednesday. Photo by Nathan Iverson, denverpost.com/reverb.

New York MC Rakim, best known for the influential hip-hop classic 'Paid in Full,' showed his skills on the mic at Boulder's Fox Theatre on Wednesday. Photo by Nathan Iverson, denverpost.com/reverb.

Legendary microphone fiend Rakim took Fox Theatre’s stage late Wednesday night while a rumor that Charlie Murphy was in attendance swirled through the crowd.

Rakim’s set started off with selections off his 2009 effort, “The Seventh Seal.” The show down shifted into Eric B. and Rakim hip-hop classics, including my favorite “Don’t Sweat the Technique.” It may be over two decades since the release of the seminal “Paid in Full,” but Rakim’s microphone melting technique is ever formidable.

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Nathan Iverson is a Denver photographer and regular Reverb contributor.

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