Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Jody Watley’s “Friends” featuring Eric B. & Rakim (1989)
Eric B. & Rakim Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Jody Watley’s “Friends” featuring Eric B. & Rakim (1989) ARTIST: Jody Watley featuring Eric B. & Rakim TITLE: “Friends” ALBUM: Larger Than Life (1989) BUY: Amazon | iTunes WATCH/LISTEN:
Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Eric B. & Rakim’s “Juice (Know the Ledge)” (1991)
Eric B. & Rakim ARTIST: Eric B. & Rakim TITLE: “Juice (Know the Ledge)” ALBUM: Juice Soundtrack (1991) & Don’t Sweat the Technique (1992) WATCH/LISTEN: Song Stuck in Our Heads Today: Eric B. & Rakim’s “Juice (Know the Ledge)” (1991) “Juice (Know the Ledge)” appears on the ‘Juice’ Soundtrack (1991) & Eric B. & Rakim’s 1992 album ‘Don’t Sweat the Technique’
100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ (1987)
Eric B. & Rakim change the course of hip-hop. Eric B. & Rakim’s debut album Paid In Full is in that rarified air. Eric Album” below to explore each album or view the full album index here. ERIC B. & RAKIM | Paid in Full Eric B.” Barrier and William “Rakim” Griffin III may not have set out to change the game when they 100 Most Dynamic Debut Albums: Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Paid in Full’ (1987)
Happy 50th Birthday to Rakim, Born January 28, 1968
comparison to his first albums with Eric B. Eric B. & Rakim's album Paid in Full was named the greatest began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, who in 2011 were nominated for induction Percent Nation), and took the name Rakim Allah. First meeting in 1985, Eric B. and Rakim went on to Eric B. & Rakim . brought him to Marley Marl's house to record "Eric B. Is President". Rakim, then known as Kid Wizard . One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Eric B. & Rakim’s Debut Album ‘Paid in Full’
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 30 Years of Eric B. & Rakim’s Debut Album ‘Paid in Full’ Eric B. & Rakim Paid in Full by Eric B. & Rakim is indisputably one of the small handful of albums that changed the .” The original single, released on Zakia Records, is credited as Eric B. featuring Rakim. The 12” was an , Foxx couldn’t make the studio session, so Eric B. offered Rakim the spot. Months before, the pair Happy 30th Anniversary to Eric B. & Rakim’s Debut Album Paid in Full, originally released July 7 path of rap music. EricEric B.” Barrier and William “Rakim” Griffin III may not have set out to
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Don’t Sweat the Technique’
Eric B. & Rakim Although Eric B. & Rakim’s musical partnership ended unexpectedly after four albums, they went out on a high note with ‘Don’t Sweat the Technique.’ production credits for Eric B. & Rakim albums has always been, well, tricky. Eric B. & Rakim are listed as 1987 with Paid in Full and ending in 1992 with Don’t Sweat the Technique, EricEric B.” Barrier and William “Rakim” Griffin , originally released June 23, 1992. When it comes to great album runs in hip-hop, Eric B. & Rakim rank has a largely unified “feel” in production. Like previous Eric B. & Rakim albums, it often relies Happy 25th Anniversary to Eric B. & Rakim’s fourth & final studio album Don’t Sweat the Technique TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Don’t Sweat the Technique’
Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’ Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective
credited to Eric B. & Rakim, there has always been talk that some of the album was ghost-produced Eric B. & Rakim Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’ Turns 30 | An Anniversary Retrospective Happy 30th Anniversary to Eric B. & Rakim’s second studio album Follow the Leader, originally Follow the Leader, the duo’s sophomore album, Eric B. & Rakim proved they were absolutely for real guy from Yo! MTV Raps. The track ended up with Eric B. & Rakim, and the duo made a historically released July 26, 1988. In 1987, William “Rakim” Griffin and EricB.” Barrier changed the course of hip
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of Rakim’s Debut Solo Album ‘The 18th Letter’
a problem for Rakim. In the years since Eric B. & Rakim’s heyday there has been doubt and confusion said it before" line on "It’s Been a Long Time" ends with “but no I ain’t down with Eric B. no more”—a statement of intent that Rakim was the late ‘80s period when Eric B. & Rakim reached their prime. It’s there in the throwback, jam-in-the Eric. B & Rakim reunion since 2016, but new material has yet to surface. LISTEN: , 1997. It’s hard to find anything to say about pioneering hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim that hasn’t
PLAYLIST | Portrait of the Artist Volume 6: N.W.A
Eric B. & Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, De La Soul, KRS-One & Boogie Down Productions, and A Tribe Called
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of the ‘Juice’ Soundtrack
bassline, is one of Eric B & Rakim’s greatest, which by default makes it a canonical hip-hop song. The the following year. It boasted four charting singles: the aforementioned “Uptown Anthem,” Eric B. & Rakim’s “Juice
Happy Birthday to Busta Rhymes, Born May 20, 1972
and Eric B. & Rakim, the foursome united as Leaders of the New School and signed a deal with Elektra
LEST WE FORGET: Revisiting Intelligent Hoodlum’s Eponymous Debut Album ‘Intelligent Hoodlum’ (1990)
Polo’s Wanted: Dead or Alive and Eric B. & Rakim’s Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em. LISTEN:
Loves of His Life: Albumism’s Jesse Ducker Selects the 10 Albums He Can’t Live Without
lists, or click here to return to the main index. Eric B. & Rakim | Paid in Full | 1987 | Buy | Hip-Hop
Happy Birthday to Jody Watley, Born January 30, 1959
an early R&B/hip-hop blend with Eric B. & Rakim making an appearance. The remix album You Wanna
Big Daddy Kane’s ‘Looks Like A Job For…’ Turns 25 | An Anniversary Retrospective
, Eric. B & Rakim, and a young kid from Queens by the name of Nas. But Looks Like a Job For... also
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 25 Years of Main Source’s Debut Album ‘Breaking Atoms’
Eric B. & Rakim (including “In the Ghetto” from 1990’s Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em) and Kool G Rap & DJ
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Edan’s ‘Primitive Plus’
tribute to songs like Eric B. & Rakim’s “Lyrics of Fury.” The track features lightning-fast drums
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 20 Years of OutKast’s ‘ATLiens’
ever made, along with the first three released by their iconic East Coast peers, Eric B. & Rakim, A
TRIBUTE: Celebrating 15 Years of Large Professor’s ‘1st Class’
hip-hop, Large Pro seemed destined for greatness dating back to his apprenticeship on Eric B. & Rakim’s Let
SOUNDTRACK SALUTE: Nine ‘90s Soundtracks That Still Sound Superb Today
Era, including Eric B. & Rakim (“Juice (Know the Ledge)”), Big Daddy Kane (“Nuff Respect”), Too
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