Retro Rap: Eric B and Rakim: Paid In Full


Eric B and Rakim released their classic tune Paid In Full way back in 1987 on July 7th, 1987 to be exact. It seems like only a few months ago to me, but if the internet is to be believed it’s actually 16 years back. Gosh.

MC, Rakim and DJ Eric B hailed from New York City and started out in the rap game together in 1986. They led off their debut album, Paid in Full with this title single. The song peaked on the American Charts at 65 and later placed 10th on Rolling Stone’s list of the all time best rap tunes and 24th on VH1’s video list.


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