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Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. The album peaked at number fifty-eight on the Billboard chart and produced five singles: " Eric B. Paid in Full is credited as a benchmark album of golden age hip hop. Rakim's rapping, which pioneered the use of internal rhymes in hip hop, set a higher standard of lyricism in the genre and served as a template for future rappers.
The album's heavy sampling by Eric B. In andthe album was ranked number on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the greatest albums of all time. Eric B. The first track they recorded, " Eric B. Is President ", was released as a single on the independent Zakia Records in He then recorded his vocals Eric B. Is President - Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full the booth by reading his lyrics from a paper.
InRakim revealed, "When I hear my first album today I hear myself reading my rhymes but I'm my worst critic. They have said that they worked in hour shifts and recorded in single takes to complete the album within budget. We were just doing records that felt good. Is President" Eric B. The album cover featured a photo of Eric B. Rakim's rhyming deviated from the simple rhyme patterns of early s hip hop. His free-rhythm style ignored bar lines and had earned comparisons to Thelonious Monk.
He had a slow flow, and every line was blunt, mesmeric. AllMusic editor Steve Huey characterized Rakim for his "complex internal rhymes, literate imagery, velvet-smooth flow, and unpredictable, off-the-beat rhythms. Is President " was released as the first single with "My Melody" as the B-side. Is President" but was unimpressed by the rest of Paid in Full : "Its beats are monotonous, and the attempts to take 'jazz and the quiet storm' and 'convert into hip-hop form' fall flat.
Is President", but was less enthusiastic about the other six songs: "They're pure, innovative, in-your-face—no doubt. But they're also turntablism with spoken decoration, of Eric B. Is President - Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full use to anyone who hasn't internalized the 'real' hip hop aesthetic. Paid in Full was released during what became known as the golden age hip hop era. And, with Eric B. This is crucial. As Cores De Abril - Toquinho & Vinicius - Vinicius & Toquinho from AllMusic.
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