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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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  • 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.
  • Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em <3
  • Their sense of groove was priceless.
  • Greatest Duo since Batman and Robin [3]
  • So, that's what really worth!
  • Yeah, FTL is slightly better than PIF
  • Follow The Leader forever!
  • 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.
  • Paid in Full is one of the best albums of all time, period
  • Eric B. & Rakim is one of those crews, when I listen to them I remember why I call myself a fan of rap.

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