Milkcrate Presents: Rakim, DJ Clark Kent & More
Q: What do the names Rakim, DJ Clark Kent and Dr. Jays have in common?
A: Classic New York hip-hop history.
And all three will be in the building next Wednesday to celebrate the release of the “Godly Collabo,” a new T-shirt designed by Milkcrate for Rakim + J. Beckman, available exclusively at DrJays.com.
“The ‘Godly Collabo’ is super dope because it represents three eras of streetwear legends—Milkcrate x Rakim x Janette Beckman—all style originators,” says Milkcrate Records founder (and frequent Rakim collaborator), DJ Aaron LaCrate.
The event kicks off with a private roundtable discussion of hip-hop and street fashion moderated by LaCrate and featuring documentary photographer Janette Beckman and the God MC (Rakim) himself. It will be filmed exclusively for DrJays.com and broadcast on our site the following week.
Later in the evening, Rakim will take to the stage at Love nightclub in the Village for a rare performance, alongside DJ Clark Kent (a.k.a “God’s favorite MC”) and new Milkcrate Records act Mz Streamz (a.k.a “Baltimore’s Club Princess”). Mz Streamz will also be celebrating the release of her new mixtape, It’s Alive.
“Wow—the God MC plus Baltimore’s finest female rapper Mz Streamz and my man DJ Aaron LaCrate—what more do you need for a great party?” says Clark Kent.
Advanced tix for the event are now on-sale at www.musicislove.net. “Godly Collabo” t-shirts will be exclusive to DrJays.com and available within the next two weeks.
For a refresher course in Rakim, check out his classic hit, “Microphone Fiend”: