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Eric B. & Rakim were a hip-hop duo from New York City, New York, United States composed of DJ Eric Barrier (born November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr.). The duo went on to release 4 studio albums with their 1987, Paid in Full being regarded as one the most influential albums in Hip Hop. In 1988, they released their second album titled, Follow The Leader. They later continued to release two more albums in 1990… read more

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  • Avatar for bEATWEAKer
    If you can't hear Eric B's influence on the golden era of hip hop, perhaps you should clean out your ears and dig in the crates more.
  • Avatar for SkinneeJay
    They're not that influential. I barely hear such funky breakbeats in modern Hip-Hop. Boom Bap is overrated. Rakim's breaks are where it's at.
  • Avatar for Joshy1kz
    Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em <3
  • Avatar for CriticalSwitch
    Their sense of groove was priceless.
  • Avatar for SerenadeinLead
    Greatest Duo since Batman and Robin [3]
  • Avatar for Quantum_Satis
    So, that's what really worth!
  • Avatar for sotgubben
    Yeah, FTL is slightly better than PIF
  • Avatar for robotpwnsyou
    Follow The Leader forever!
  • Avatar for Steambull
    Follow The Leader is certainly among the best golden age hip hop albums as well. I may even prefer it to Paid In Full, but Eric and R are godlike and perfectly matched on both albums.
  • Avatar for John__Lemon
    Paid in Full is one of the best albums of all time, period

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