Rahim Samad

Rahim Samad

 Valrico, Florida, USA
BandHip HopSoul

I am a hip hop artist that has a thrilling live performance that displays the roots of Hip Hop with innovative turntablism and intricate, compelling lyricism over soulful, melodic, hard-hitting beats. I try to present the caliber of performance that people saw in the beginnings of hip hop in the Bronx that catapulted the artform into a worldwide phenomenon


Born in the Bronx Ny, Rahim practically was born where Hip Hop was born, down the Sedgwick avenue street where Kool Herc used to throw his parties. After moving to Tampa in the early 90's, Rahim began crafting his meticulously rhythmatic rhyme style. He also started writing songs and making beats as well as Djing around the area. The songs he crafted soon formed into his first album titled ‘Freedom/Resurrection’. With strong cuts such as ‘On the Corner’ and ‘Broken Economics’, the album was well received by fans and critics alike. The weekly media newspaper, Creative Loafing, said the album made Hip Hop ‘sound fresh all over again’. Rahim's 2nd album 'Travel Properly was also well received by fans and critics. The album single 'John Horse' reached #2 on the Rap Mixshow charts and propelled the music video to over 70,000 views. RapReviews.com gave the album 8 out of 10 stars and praised Rahim for his wordplay and beats. Rahim was even able to begin production and star in a movie called 'Travel Properly' that is loosely based on his life as well as the album theme. Fans and critics have come to love the VaultClassic Sound that pulls from Hip Hop’s Golden Era without sounding dated but instead sounding modernly fresh and innovatively futuristic.


Freedom/Resurrection - Album
Travel Properly - Album
Broken Barriers I - Mixtape
Broken Barriers II - Mixtape

Set List

John Horse
Nothing 2 Gain
Whats Good
Tampa Psalm
Hip Hop 101
Built 2 Survive
Go off