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Paid in Full: The Platinum Edition
Eric B & Rakim
Paid in Full: The Platinum Edition
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2

Hip-hop has always been a puzzle, and the two-CD "platinum edition" of 1987's classic Paid in Full reestablishes one of the genre's key pieces in proper context by combining the original 10-song tour de force with a compan...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: Eric B & Rakim
Title: Paid in Full: The Platinum Edition
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 1
Label: Island
Original Release Date: 10/27/1998
Release Date: 10/27/1998
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop
Styles: East Coast, Old School, Pop Rap
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 731452457325, 0731452457325

Synopsis

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Hip-hop has always been a puzzle, and the two-CD "platinum edition" of 1987's classic Paid in Full reestablishes one of the genre's key pieces in proper context by combining the original 10-song tour de force with a companion collection of important remixes. From Eric B.'s Technics terrorism and sampling symphonies to Rakim's soulful, street-smart flow, Paid in Full is landmark science, a Ph.D. effort building on the early theories of New York City legends like the Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash. By featuring 10 remixes--including Coldcut's "Seven Minutes of Madness" treatment of the title track and the Wild Bunch's "Move the Crowd"--The Platinum Edition also highlights the duo's influence on DJ and club culture beyond the B-boy set. --Mark Woodlief

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Unbeatable duo!!!
Lenny | San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. | 08/19/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Back in the days, I was a DJ/MC/Beat Boxer/Popper and I remember it as the most fun time of my life. I was in awe by Rakim's lyrics and couldn't figure out how he had so much creativity to dream up his lyrics, and on top of that, put it into a hardcore yet funky rhyme. I soon boasted Rakim as one of the few, if any, that could hang with Grandmaster Melle Mel during his prime. I shadowed Eric B. because I used to focus on his weak scratching techniques, but soon learned the whole orchestrated composition was his doing. After getting into local Hip-Hop production, I respected his talents by TRYING to "bite his style." It was to no avail. Although I could duplicate the beats and cuts, it definetly didn't have the same soul. Together, Eric B. & Rakim are an "unbeatable duo" and one of the later pioneers of Hip-Hop. This CD is a must have!!! - - WIZDOM (formerly Lenny V.)"
Take notes fake mc's
avdr | san diego, CA USA | 06/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"eric b and rakim was the ultimate dj,mc combination of old school hip hop.and it shows with this album.you will enjoy this cd if you are new to true hip hop.you will enjoy it even more if you are an old school hip hop fan like me.its a must for true hip hoppers.with songs like "paid in full","eric b is on the cut","my melody",and one of the best hip hop songs ever,"eric b is president".its a double cd.the first one has the original songs and the second cd is pretty much the same songs but they are the remixes.never before heard songs that you will enjoy.these guys without a doubt led the way in the early hip hop years.this cd is very enjoyable and worth every penny...."