Rakim plays Harlow’s
Saturday, August 4, 8pm, Harlow’s, $27.50-$32.50
When old school hip-hop meets the modern age, it’s basically a listener’s dream: With a beat-backed track dropped in Luke Cage, it’s time for a fat dose of Rakim. He dropped the mic 10 years ago, and it fell like an ex-plumber’s wrench—but with an album in the works and a reunion on the books, he’s not going back to the bench. Get down to Harlow’s as soon as you’re able, because this rap maestro is about to bring it to the table. 2708 J Street, harlows.com.