The party was held in his native Bronx on Monday, according to Page Six.
“He rolled up blindfolded,” said a spy, “and everyone yelled ‘Surprise!’”
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The moment my baby said "I KNOW @therulernyc Slick Rick didn't just walk through…. "And I said, "I'm just sayin, I'm the king of this birthday thing!!" 😂😂😂 👑👑👑👑 💜💜 to everyone who came out last night to celebrate MY King @therealswizzz !! @therealdougefresh #Koolgrap #Rakim #SlickRick #MelliMel #grandwizardTheodore #grandmastercaz @officialdjkoolherc and all the family and friends that created that real #originalhiphop love, peace & unity vibration!!!! #BX #legendary #onceinalifetime #happybirthdaybaby #lastnightwascraaazzzzyyyyy!!!!!!! #stillbuggin #history
The party started on the lower level of a loft space and ended with Doug E. Fresh, Kool G Rap, Rakim and Slick Rick performing on the roof — “Alicia and Swizz were rapping all the lyrics.”
Guests included Shawn “Pecas” Costner, Angie Martinez, Carmelo Anthony, Ty Hunter and Beatz’s brother André Leon King.
Rakim is a part of the Golden Era Hip Hop performance on the 2016 Fantastic Voyage. To see the full line up and for more information visit here.
(Photo Source: Alicia Keys Instagram)