Ever for the reason that “Eric B. For President” single that includes a younger Lengthy Islander named Rakim Allah was launched in the summertime of ’86 (which was produced by Marley Marl), the followers had been feigning for extra of the God with the sluggish movement, so the 2 had been scooped up by Russell Simmons and the genesis of Paid In Full started.
Because the prototype album of Hip Hop’s “Golden Era”, every part from track association, album paintings, and even their wardrobe on the album cowl grew to become iconic objects of that point interval. Manufactured and distributed by indie label Zakia/4th and Broadway Data, the album’s anticipation and response was so unprecedented, it earned the duo a brand new contract with Uni Data for the sophomore challenge.
A number of of the ten-track traditional’s stand-out songs embrace “Move The Crowd”, “I Ain’t No Joke”, “I Know You Got Soul” and the traditional title monitor, “Paid In Full”.
Though Eric B. and Rakim simply reunited as a gaggle in 2018, this album solidified them as one of many biggest Hip Hop duo’s within the tradition’s historical past and we right here at The Supply salute them for that. Peace!