Russell Simmons to Executive Produce Eric B. & Rakim's Concert Film
Last Friday, Eric B & Rakim reunited at Harlem’s Apollo Theater.
There, they celebrated the 30th anniversary of Paid in Full, by performing together for the first time in 20 years.
The show was one for the ages; there were appearances from EPMD, Ice T, Slick Rick, Fat Joe, Kid Capri, Mase, Kool Herc, and Roxanne Shanté.
The show was so great that a concert film and documentary is being developed around the night. The documentary will be produced by Russell Simmons, who will be partnering up his All Def Digital brand with Sessions X, an on demand video streaming app, and Talsa Media.
Billboard broke the story of the documentary. In a statement released by Eric B, the legendary DJ said:
“With [agent] Cara Lewis handling the show, Russell managing the film and all of our friends joining us on our homestage of the Apollo, we really got the Paid in Full Posse back together for an amazing night celebrating the culture of Hip Hop.”
Simmons also put out a statement:
“I’m thrilled that the world, and a new generation, will have the opportunity to witness the creative spark that Eric B. and Rakim lit in hip hop…The duo moved the culture forward, and DJs and MCs to this day stand on their shoulders. I’m honored to work again with these great artists.”
This is not the first time the two entities worked together. In 1987, when Eric B. & Rakim released Paid in Full they were signed under Rush Management.