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Eric B & Rakim: The Motormouths Speed On!

Simon Witter, New Musical Express, July 1988

With the American music biz finally embracing hip hop, Eric B & Rakim – contract expired – have been able to cash in their uncompromised credibility for major moolah. With a new deal and a new album in their swagbag, the deadly duo help SIMON 'SLACKS' WITTER get wise to their message, their middle class past and the way Coldcut made them feel like a pair of dancing clowns in baggy suits.

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