Eric B. and Rakim’s joint Twitter account has caused some confusion in the past. From wild tweets endorsing Donald Trump to rants about the current state Hip Hop, it was unclear who was controlling the account. So, when a tweet went out early Tuesday morning (March 6) announcing a North American tour, there was some skepticism that went along with it.
HipHopDX reached out to Rakim’s management and Eric B. who both confirmed the reunion tour is, in fact, happening.
The East Coast Hip Hop vet responded with a simple, “Yes,” while Rakim’s management explained to DX, “All real … more dates to be announced shortly.”
The tweet listed the 17 dates they already have booked along with the caption, “We #TakingBackTwitter and thats just the start. When we tweet its real news. But rather then 140 characters that lands on every hip hop magazine and website in the world, we gonna SHOW you what we mean. Its just the beginning. More updates to follow the leader].”
The tour kicks f on April 8 at Boston’s House Blues and wraps up May 3 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
Although they reunited for a performance at The Apollo Theatre last July to celebrate the 30th anniversary Paid In Full, this tour run marks the first time they’ve toured together in 25 years.