Rakim, check this out, yo
You go to your girl house and I'll go to mine
Cause my girl is definitely mad
Cause it took us too long to do this album
Unfortunate that E’s & Rakim’s respective ladies weren’t more supportive of their creative process. Because on July 7, 1987, the album drops, and all that artistic integrity and vision will pay off with hip-hop immortality…
One of the most influential rap albums of all time, Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid in Full only continues to grow in stature as the record that ushered in hip-hop’s modern era… Rakim basically invents modern lyrical technique over the course of Paid in Full, with his complex internal rhymes, literate imagery, velvet-smooth flow, and unpredictable, off-the-beat rhythms… —Steve Huey
What’s odd is that Paid in Full was literally created within a week. These ladies must be very impatient.
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