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#223: Paid in Full by Eric B. & Rakim

5.07.2012


Paid in Full by Eric B. & Rakim (1987)

Favorite Tracks: "I Ain't No Joke" and "Move the Crowd" and "Paid in Full" and "Eric B. is President"

Thoughts:  (Pre-Listening) I'm not going to lie to you, internet.  I've never heard of Eric B. & Rakim.  But then my knowledge of classic hip-hop is not what I'd like it to be, so I'm not upset that a group I've never heard of had made it this close to number 1.  My expectations, however, are still high.

(Post-Listening) I thought that maybe some of the singles off this album would sound familiar to me, but I think I'm just too young and mostly out of the loop in golden age hip-hop.  Still, it was fun to listen to, and I liked it.  Probably won't be re-visiting it again, but I'd listen to this rap any day over Eminem.

Is This Better Than The River?:  Not to me.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You might know them from Jody Watley's single 'Friends' from her second album, Larger than Life. At the bridge, there is a 'rapped' verse undertaken by Eric B. & Rakim.

The song reached #9 on the Billboard charts, thus you might have heard the song.