Last week, hip-hop legend Rakim rocked Joe’s Pub in New York City, showing the packed house exactly why he is the definition of a classic. Watch the video above for a taste of what Rakim put down, and stay tuned for additional footage from this exclusive performance as part of the Complex documentary covering Rakim’s epic career.

The concert was part of the Reebok Classics series of live performances by legendary artists, which continues on August 20th in Las Vegas, where a surprise hip-hop superstar will take the stage. Win tickets to the exclusive show by entering our sweepstakes here!