Fifteen Best Concerts During Art Basel Miami Beach 2012
Chromatics and Prince Rama. Presented by Sweat Records and M.O. Friday, December 7, 8 p.m., Gusman Center for the Performing Arts, 174 E. Flagler St., Miami; 305-374-2444; gusmancenter.org. Tickets cost $20 via tickets.gusmancenter.org. If we here at Crossfade were hired to assemble a soundtrack for Basel week, we'd probably go with a four-day looping playlist of arty, brainy, sexy tunes by Chromatics and Prince Rama. Eerily, Sweat Records and M.O. seem to have read our freaking minds.
-Chromatics and Prince Rama, Presented by Sweat Records, During Art Basel Miami Beach
Rakim. With ArtOfficial and Problem Kids. Friday, December 7, 8 p.m., The Stage, 170 NE 38th St., Miami; 305-576-9577; thestagemiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via completeticketsolutions.com. Ages 21 and up. As the rapping half of golden-era hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, this New York City MC is so notorious that he's got seven different names: William Michael Griffin Jr., Rakim Allah, Ra, R.A.K.I.M., The Master, The God Emcee, The God. No doubt, the man is a certified "Microphone Fiend."
-Rakim Announces Concert With a Live Band at The Stage Miami During Art Basel Miami Beach
174 E. Flagler St., Miami, FL