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Eric B. & Rakim

Band, 1986-1993 US, Queens
Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Eric Barrier and William Griffin.

Eric B. & Rakim were a hip hop duo from Long Island, New York, composed of Eric B. (born Eric Barrier, November 8, 1965) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr., January 28, 1968).AllMusic wrote that "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." Tom Terrell of NPR called them "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.

        
Popular Tracks   
Don't Sweat The Technique on Don't Sweat The Technique by Eric B. & Rakim
I Ain't No Joke on Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full on Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Know The Ledge on Don't Sweat The Technique by Eric B. & Rakim
Microphone Fiend on Follow The Leader by Eric B. & Rakim
Keep The Beat on Don't Sweat The Technique by Eric B. & Rakim
I Know You Got Soul on Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Follow The Leader on Follow The Leader by Eric B. & Rakim
What's On Your Mind on Don't Sweat The Technique by Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full - Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix on Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Collection 1987-1992Eric B. & Rakim2018Compil.
Juice (Know The Ledge) / The Pleasant PheasantEric B. & Rakim / Billy Cobham2015Single
Got Soul / Pleasuredome (Timo Garcia & Leo Zero Remix)Eric B. & Rakim / Frankie Goes To Hollywood2011Album
Dwyck (Gyp-Hop Mash)/ Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em (Bazooka Mash)Gang Starr, Nice & Smooth / Eric B. & Rakim2008Single
Dare Your SoulGorillaz vs Eric B. & Rakim2006Single
GoldEric B. & Rakim2005Compil.
I Love Millionaires / I Know You Got Soul!Kelis & Andre 3000 / Eric B. & Rakim2005Album
Follow The Leader (Borrow The Leader Electrobass Mix)Eric B. & Rakim2004Single
I Know You Got Soul / UptownEric B. & Rakim / Prince2003Album
Follow The Leader (Gene Carbonell Mixes)Eric B. & Rakim2003Album
I Know You Got SoulJason Nevins vs. Eric B. & Rakim2002Album
Classic Eric B & RakimEric B. & Rakim2001Compil.
The Best Of Eric B. & RakimEric B. & Rakim2001Compil.
Friends/Livin' In The Light/I Like The WayJody Watley Feat. Eric B. & Rakim / Caron Wheeler / Hi-Five1998Compil.
I Know You Got SoulTrade Secrets Feat. Eric B. & Rakim1998Single
Paid In Full Plus - Platinum EditionEric B. & Rakim1998Album
Cluedo Vol. OneMichael Jackson & Eric B. & Rakim / Edie Brickell & New Bohemians1996Album
Unreleased Classics Vol. 1Eric B. & Rakim1996Album
Don't Sweat The TechniqueEric B. & Rakim1992Album
Juice (Know The Ledge)Eric B. & Rakim1992Single
UntitledEric B. & Rakim / The B-Boys1992Album
Casualties Of WarEric B. & Rakim1992Single
Don't Sweat The TechniqueEric B. & Rakim1992Single
UntitledEric B. & Rakim1992Album
Don't Sweat The TechniqueEric B. & Rakim1992Album
What's On Your Mind (House Party II Rap Theme)Eric B. & Rakim1991Single
MahoganyEric B. & Rakim1991Single
Let The Rhythm Hit 'EmEric B. & Rakim1990Album
Let The Rhythm Hit 'EmEric B. & Rakim1990Album
In The GhettoEric B. & Rakim1990Single
Let The Rhythm Hit 'EmEric B. & Rakim1990Album
FriendsJody Watley With Eric B. & Rakim1989Single
Microphone FiendEric B. & Rakim1988Single
Follow The LeaderEric B. & Rakim1988Album
Follow The LeaderEric B. & Rakim1988Single
The REric B. & Rakim1988Album
I Know You Got Soul / This Girl Is Gonna Fall In LoveEric B. & Rakim / Tyka Nelson1988Album
Put Your Hands Together (Parkside Mix)Eric B. & Rakim1988Single
Paid In FullEric B. & Rakim1987Single
I Ain't No JokeEric B. & Rakim1987Album
Paid In FullEric B. & Rakim1987Album
I Know You Got SoulEric B. & Rakim1987Album
Paid In Full (Seven Minutes Of Madness - The Coldcut Remix)Eric B. & Rakim1987Album
Move The CrowdEric B. & Rakim1987Single
I Know You Got SoulEric B. & Rakim1987Single
As The Rhyme Goes OnEric B. & Rakim1987Album
Move The Crowd / Paid In FullEric B. & Rakim1987Album
Eric B. Is President / My MelodyEric B. & Rakim1986Album
Hip Hop Party ClassicsEric B. & RakimCompil.
Greatest HitsEric B. & RakimCompil.
RapmastersPublic Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Just-IceCompil.
Treat 'Em Right / Going Back To Cali / My MelodyLL Cool J, Eric B. & RakimCompil.
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