Due to a collaboration between Russell Simmons’ All Def Digital, streaming app Sessions X and Talsa Media, a concert film and documentary about Eric B. & Rakim’s historic reunion at the Apollo Theater is in the works.
The show, which went down in honor of the 30th anniversary of the duo’s first album Paid In Full, featured several major guest stars including: DJ Kool Herc, Ice-T, Mase, Flavor Flav, Fat Joe, EPMD, Slick Rick and more.
Sessions X will be producing the footage they shot in super-high-definition 4K, as well as for virtual reality.
In a statement, the film’s executive producer Simmons said: “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,” said Simmons, who signed the pair upon hearing them 30 years ago.