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Editors’ Notes

Though it's credited to the duo, 1990’s Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em is in effect the first Rakim solo album. The legendary Irish–American hip-hop engineer Paul C. was responsible for shaping the album's sound, though production duties were finished by Large Professor after Paul C.’s murder in 1989. The stealthy, tight-knit drum programming inspired Rakim’s most athletic rhyme feats, especially on the three opening cuts: a dazzling sequence of lightning reflexes. But Rakim went beyond mere speed, as proven by the leisurely, detail-oriented storytelling of “Mahogany.”

Customer Reviews

One Of Hip Hop's Best

I agree 110% with MichphoneFiend"'s review!! I bought this cd in the 10th grade and it still a head banger 20 years later, A TRUE HIP HOP CLASSIC!!

Best ive ever heard

Great

Eric B. & Rakim

Reunion Please!!!

Biography

Formed: 1985 in Queens, New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '80s, '90s

They never had a mainstream hit of their own, but during rap's so-called golden age in the late '80s, Eric B. & Rakim were almost universally recognized as the premier DJ/MC team in all of hip-hop. Not only was their chemistry superb, but individually, each represented the absolute state of the art in their respective skills. Eric B. was a hugely influential DJ and beatmaker whose taste for hard-hitting James Brown samples touched off a stampede through the Godfather of Soul's back catalog that...
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