Paid In Full [2 LP]
Personnel: Rakim (raps), Eric B. (scratches).
Recorded at Power Play Studios, New York.
This is an Enhanced CD which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Eric B. & Rakim: Rakim (rap vocals); Eric B. (DJ).
Additional personnel: Matt Black, DJ Cell (scratches).
Producers: Eric B. & Rakim.
Reissue producer: Jerry Rappaport.
Recorded at Powerplay Studios, New York, New York. Includes liner notes by Tom Terrell.
Digitally remastered by Suah Gur.
Disc two is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.
Personnel: Rakim (rap vocals); Eric B. (scratches).
Recorded at Power Play Studios, New York, New York.
PAID IN FULL is perhaps the most important album of the middle-school era of hip-hop--"I Know You Got Soul," "I Ain't No Joke," and "Eric B. Is President" are as classic as hip-hop songs get. Eric B. & Rakim pioneered the minimalist sound that would form the new-school of hip-hop aesthetics with Eric B.'s innovative distillation of James Brown samples to pure drum and bass-line splendor and Rakim's narcissistic monotonal lyrical bombast. The title cut forwarded the manifesto that all others in hip-hop were to follow: the eternal search for dead presidents.
- Genre: Pop
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 07/13/2018