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Eric B & Rakim


Eric B & Rakim: 
Paid In Full

Review by Richard Grabel, New Musical Express, August 1987

THE BOY Rakim has a helluva style on the mike. ...

Eric B and Rakim: The Rap Payback

Interview by Sean O'Hagan, New Musical Express, October 1987

SEAN O'HAGAN chills out, cuts the ice and pumps it up with rap's sharpest rhythm-monger ERIC — "all the best music has a bad image" ...

Sampling the Sounds

Report by Simon Frith, Jon Savage, Observer, The, October 1987

SIMON FRITH and JON SAVAGE on more copyright complexities ...

LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Eric B & Rakim: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, November 1987


Public Enemy/Eric B And Rakim: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, December 1987


Eric B & Rakim: The Motormouths Speed On!

Interview by 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 ...

Rakim: I'll Be Back

Interview by Angus Batey, Hip-Hop Connection, December 1995

Once upon a rhyme, a young rapper called Rakim hooked up with a deejay named Eric B. The collision was cataclysmic and their impact deadly. ...

Eric B & Rakim: Paid In Full: Platinum Edition (Island) *****

Review by Neil Kulkarni, Melody Maker, October 1998

IN THE LATE EIGHTIES, Eric B & Rakim were, simply, the coolest sonic and lyrical innovators hip hop had ever seen: street-level poets and musical ...

Marley Marl

Interview by Alex Ogg, unpublished, 1999

Marley Marl talks about his inadvertent "invention" of the drum sample and his involvement in the first Eric B and Rakim record. This was originally ...

Rhymin' And Stealin'

Retrospective and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, September 2003

Back in 1986 hip hop entered a golden age — lyrical revolution, sonic innovation, and individuality — that gave rise to such rap legends as ...

see also Rakim

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