Rakim (Rapper)

  • Music

    March 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    14 Local Bands/Artists You Need to Hear in 2014: The Complete List

    It's 2014 and high time you got some new music into your playlist -- seriously. It'll help that Phoenix's music scene has plenty of fresh jams and brand-new tunes to offer, as there's an overflow of gifted and prolific musicians cranking out sounds. Since many local acts will make waves, turn heads ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Rakim, Celebrity Theatre, 2/20/13

    Rakim @ Celebrity Theatre|2/20/13The word "legend" is something that shouldn't be tossed around lightly, especially when it applies to hip-hop. During hip-hop's 30-year run, we have seen numerous careers rise and fall. Hell, some artists have straight up vanished from existence. Many would argue tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    The weekend is over, and it's back to the grind. You sit there despondent at your desk, visions of a wild weekend replaying your head, scenes from A Good Day to Die Hard -- which you caught a sick matinee showing of -- bouncing around your cranium. How can you get back to that blissful state? Go see ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Height With Friends: Not Freakishly Tall, Not Quite Hip-Hop

    Baltimore MC Height (known by his mother as Dan Keech) got his start rapping with Wounds and Dogg and Pony and Keech's first solo show was opening for Animal Collective in mid-2000. Eight years later, Keech started collaborating with other Maryland musicians, starting Height With Friends. As part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Phoenix Rapper Sar KAZum Says "F**K a Label"

    When it comes to hip-hop, cadence is everything. Well, maybe not everything, but a rapper's flow is a damn big deal. Whether you're making a club banger or flexing your lyrical chops, delivery makes or breaks a jam. Phoenix emcee Sar KAZum knows this, so he looked to hip-hop heavyweights like KRS-O ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Knox Discusses His New Album, His Influences and the Local Hip-Hop Scene

    Knox​Phoenix rapper Knox is the hip-hop equivalent of a throwback jersey.His new album, From the Ashes, came out last Tuesday, September 14, but with its old-school beats and Knox's retro flow, it sounds like it could have come straight out of hip-hop's "golden era" of the early '90s.The album is ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 29, 2009

    God on the Mic

    The original emcee returns to pump up the volume

  • Music

    February 19, 1998

    High Rollers

    The Crystal Method places its bets on technology and cashes in