This Day in Hip Hop and Rap History
Host: Chuck D w/ Duke Eatmon & Ron Maskell
July 7th, 2012
July 7th – Eric B And Rakim release their classic platinum selling debut album, “Paid In Full”, on 4th & B’way Records, on this day in 1987.
The album featured the classic hit singles “I Know You Got Soul”, “Eric B Is President”, “I Ain’t No Joke”, “Move The Crowd” and the title track.
Eric B’s heavy sampling production would have a major impact on hip-hop as would Rakim’s precise and witty monotone rhymes.
Rakim would go on to be considered one of the greatest rappers in the history of hip-hop.
The album is considered by almost all as a bona fide classic and one of the greatest collections of songs ever.