A NIGHT WITH THE GOD EMCEE RAKIM [SOUL LOGISTICS ANNIVERSARY]

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History was made last night at the Old Towne Civic Center in Petersburg. The God Emcee Rakim was in the building. Thanks to Soul Logistics Radio – S/O the brothers J.D. Haze – Doug Evans – Rodney “Soul Singer” – and everyone that work so hard to make a historic night happen. In addition to Rakim the night featured performances by Narubi Selah, Rodney “Soul Singer”, J.D. Haze, & Jasmine.

The evening was hosted by Doug Evans. I had a minute to catch up with Doug after the show and asked him why it was so important that this event came to the Burg, “There is a a lot of shooting – a lot of killing – and a lot of wanna be rappers in our community – so I thought if I bring the God Emcee – the best of the best Rakim – he would enlighten the town and give people hope an inspiration.”

J. D. Haze echoed those comments, “Us being emcees and inspiring emcees, Rakim defiantly had an impact on us by having a righteous posture and keeping it funky for the people. With all the negativity that goes on in our community it is important that we can show that we can have fun in hip-hop in the original way it was intended: peace, love, unity, and having fun, and that’s what we did tonight.

IMG_9688-1Rakim – Top 5 Dead or Alive

IMG_9616-1Spoken Word Artist, Vocalist, Actress, & Educator Narubi Selah killed it for the Burg

IMG_9555-1My brother J.D. Haze represented for the Burg – Check out his new video Church St.

IMG_9592-1Founding Fathers – Doug Evans, J.D. Haze, & Rodney Soul Singer – Church St.

IMG_9543-1Rodney Soul Singer slowing it down

IMG_9704-1The most diverse blog in RVA traveled to the Burg – WE SEE IT!!!

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