Horizon Sounds of The City Foundation Presents Hip Hop Icon Rakim


Horizon Sounds of The City Foundation presents hip hop icon RAKIM on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 6:00 PM. Take part in a free outdoor concert with hip hop icon and revolutionary emcee Rakim, with a Special opening performance featuring NJPAC and Rutgers-Newark Project City Verses and NJPAC Arts Education.

Rakim first exploded onto the scene with the release of the iconic Eric B. is President with longtime collaborating DJ Eric B. The single raised the bar for future emcees and revolutionized the way performers. rhymes are delivered to this day. Billboard, Rolling Stone and hip hop fans around the world consider Rakim’s Paid in Full to be “the greatest hip hop album of all time.” Don’t miss her special appearance at Horizon Foundations Sounds of the City.

About Horizon Foundations Sounds of the City

Our famous FREE outdoor concert series brings residents together each week at Chambers Plaza. It’s a dance party with a festival vibe and you’re invited!

All concerts take place Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Chambers Plaza, just outside the NJPAC theaters.


Eric B. & Rakim

Golden age hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim entered the scene with the release of the iconic “Eric B. is President” in 1986. Their classic album Paid in Full, full of funk and soul tracks, has been named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV, and Eric B. & Rakim have been called “the most influential DJ / MC combo in contemporary pop music”. After a decades-long separation, the two reunited and returned on tour in 2017.


Sylene johnson

Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter Syleena Johnson, daughter of legendary blues and soul singer Syl Johnson, combines classic soul and R&B style with a unique sultry voice. The Chicago-based singer has collaborated with everyone from Kanye West and Common to Anthony Hamilton. Her 11th studio album, Woman, was released in 2020.


Tony Vega

Born in the city of Salinas, Puerto Rico, the Vegas salsa master grew up in New York City, where he began his musical career playing the bongo in a group of children. He quickly started singing as well as playing the drums and continued to perform alongside salsa stars Gilberto Santa Rosa, Eddie Palmieri and Tito Puente before going solo, recording several successful albums including Yo me Quedo and Lo Mio es Amor.

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Le’Andria Johnson

Johnson, a Grammy-winning gospel singer-songwriter, has won the third season of the BET gospel singing competition, Sunday Best. His debut album, The Awakening of Le’Andria Johnson, not only won him a Grammy for Best Performance in Contemporary Gospel / Christian Music, but also a career on stage, continued ministry as a pastor, and an appearance in the successful Oxygen series. Atlanta preachers.

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Brass Cons

A New York collective of dozens of artists, led by Brad Hammonds, Brass Against is dedicated to creating cutting-edge political songs that inspire fans to action. Recreating hits from Tool, Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine and more with a full-size brass section and fiery vocals, Brass Against has redefined protest music, gathered a huge online fan base, and created a brand new sound to speak the truth to power.

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Third World
The grand finale of the 2021 Sounds of the City season is an appearance by one of the oldest reggae groups of all time, Third World. Combining reggae with elements of R&B, funk, pop, rock, dancehall and rap, the style of Third World has been described as “reggae-fusion”. With nine Grammy nominations and a catalog of hit hits including “Now That We Found Love”, “96 Degrees in the Shade” and “Try Jah Love”, the group has traveled six continents and performed with Bob Marley, Santana and Stevie Wonder, among many others.

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