Eric B. & Rakim

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Eric B. & Rakim were an American hip hop duo, composed of DJ Eric B. (born Eric Barrier, November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr., January 28, 1967).

Hailing from Long Island, New York, the duo were referred to by the journalist Tom Terrell of NPR as "the most influential DJ/MC combo in contemporary pop music period," while the editors of About.com ranked them as No. 3 on their list of the 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Duos of All-Time. They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, although they did not make the final selection.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 Paid in Full Eric B. & Rakim 4.5 5
1988 Follow the Leader Eric B. & Rakim 3 3
1990 Let the Rhythm Hit ’em Eric B. & Rakim 4
1992 Don’t Sweat the Technique Eric B. & Rakim 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2001 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Eric B. & Rakim Compilation Eric B. & Rakim 1
2001 Classic Eric B. & Rakim Compilation Eric B. & Rakim 1
2005 Gold Compilation Eric B. & Rakim 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1987 I Ain’t No Joke Eric B. & Rakim 1
1987 I Know You Got Soul Eric B. & Rakim 1
1987 Move the Crowd Eric B. & Rakim 1
1987 Paid in Full Eric B. & Rakim 5
1988 Follow the Leader Eric B. & Rakim 1
1988 I Know You Got Soul (The Double Trouble remix) Eric B. & Rakim 1
1989 Friends Jody Watley with Eric B. & Rakim 1
2002 I Know You Got Soul Jason Nevins vs. Eric B & Rakim 2

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