Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on July 7, 1987, by Island-subsidiary label 4th & B'way Records.
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I Ain't No Joke, 03:54.
Released on November 10, 2003 by Island Records (The Island Def Jam Music Group, Universal Music). Main artist: Eric B. & Rakim. Genre: Rap. Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography ( January 2014). Listen to this album with our unlimited streaming subscriptions. Enjoy this album from Eric B. & Rakim on the Qobuz apps thanks to your subscription. on the built-in player.
Rakim basically invents modern lyrical technique over the course of Paid in Full, with his complex internal rhymes, literate imagery, velvet-smooth flow, and unpredictable, off-the-beat rhythms. The key cuts here are some of the most legendary rap singles ever released, starting with the duo's debut sides, "Eric B. Is President" and "My Melody. I Know You Got Soul" single-handedly kicked off hip-hop's infatuation with James Brown samples, and Eric B. & Rakim topped it with the similarly inclined "I Ain't No Joke," a stunning display.
Paid in Full is the first album by the classic duo Eric B. & Rakim and was released in July 7, 1987. This album is considered to this day, by both critics and rap fans, to be one of the best and most influential albums of all time; lines from the album have been sampled by other artists countless times. This album was certified platinum by the RIAA in 1995. Paid in Full Q&A. Producers Eric B. Writers Eric . Eric B. & Rakim, Eric Griffin & 1 more. Mixing Marley Marl & MC Shan.
Paid In Full - Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix. More Eric B.
Released in 1987, Paid In Full is Eric. B and Rakim's first record and to this day still holds it's own with hip-hop over twenty years after it's release. In fact many MC's over that span have copied Rakim's flow and lyricism. Rarely does an album come out where all tracks are dynamite from start to finish, not only that but Rakim doesn't even have to cuss for his songs to be "hard". He uses his intelligence to come correct in all these songs. I urge every fan of hip-hop to cop this gem, I promise you wont be at all disappointed
Album · 2003 · 21 Songs. Rakim reveals potential dangers unseen by the naked eye. Scarier, Ra demonstrates the multiple ways an MC can play themselves with an economy of words that, when stitched together, present an epic narrative worthy of a Martin Scorsese movie. Move the Crowd," "I Ain't No Joke," "I Know You Got Soul," and "As My Rhyme Goes On" are all amazingly cinematic.
|1||I Ain't No Joke||3:54|
|2||Eric B Is On The Cut||3:44|
|4||I Know You Got Soul||4:45|
|5||Move The Crowd||3:47|
|6||Paid In Full||3:49|
|7||As The Rhyme Goes On||4:00|
|9||Eric B Is President||6:17|
|11||Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)
Remix – Coldcut
|12||I Know You Got Soul (The Richie Rich Mega Mix)
Remix – Richie Rich
|13||Move The Crowd (The Wild Bunch Remix)
Remix – The Wild Bunch
|14||Paid In Full (Derek B's Urban Respray Version)
Remix – Derek B
|15||As The Rhyme Goes On (Pumpin The Turbo - Chad Jay In Effect Version)
Remix – Chad Jay
|16||Move The Crowd (Beatmix By Democratic 3 Featuring DJ Slack)
Remix – Democratic 3Remix, Featuring – DJ Slack
|17||My Melody (Original Mix)||5:57|
|18||I Know You Got Soul (Acappela Version)||4:42|
|19||I Know You Got Soul (Dub Version)||4:45|
|20||Eric B Is President (Dub Version)||4:04|
|21||My Melody (Dub Version)||6:31|
|BWAY 4005||Eric B. & Rakim||Paid In Full (LP, Album)||4th & Broadway||BWAY 4005||US||1987|
|I2 24573||Eric B. & Rakim||Paid In Full: The Platinum Edition (2xCD, Album, Club, RE, RP, CRC)||Island Records||I2 24573||US||Unknown|
|B0004323-02||Eric B. & Rakim||Paid In Full (CD, Album, RE, RP)||Island Records, UMe, 4th & Broadway||B0004323-02||US||Unknown|
|842 589-2||Eric B. & Rakim||Paid In Full (CD, Album, RE, RP)||4th & Broadway||842 589-2||UK & Europe||Unknown|
|BWAY-4005B, 0600753470596||Eric B. & Rakim||Paid In Full (LP, Album, RE)||4th & Broadway, Island Records||BWAY-4005B, 0600753470596||UK & Europe||2013|