Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 253: Rewind It Back - A Dope Hip-Hop Duo: Eric B & Rakim (Music Video)

Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full

I was just reading over some 1980's Hip-Hop history and came across a segment about Eric B and Rakim, which motivated me to showcase this classic jam on my blog.

I forgot how dope Rakim's rhymes were and how energetic their beats sounded until I started re-listening to some old-school hits from their first debut album called Paid In Full (1987). Crazy how I was only 4 years old when this album came out and I probably didn't know much about what Hip-Hop was. I honestly didn't start listening to Hip-Hop until jr. high, so I have a lot to catch up on...

During the time I began expanding my Hip-Hop library, one of the first Eric B. and Rakim songs I can remember adding was Don't Sweat The Technique. There was one Rakim song though that I heard when I was growing up and kept on repeat for daysss:

Rakim - Guess Who's Back

There's so much Hip-Hop music I missed out on from back in the days, so I'm going to make more of an effort in re-listening to and finding those old school beats. Gotta go back to where it all started from... the roots...

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