Record Label: Geffen Records
Grab all four of Eric B. & Rakim's classic albums, available together officially on 2xLP for the first time since 1992, bundled together at a discounted price while supplies last.
Eric B. & Rakim - Paid in Full (2xLP)
Paid in Full is the debut album of American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, originally released on July 7, 1987, by Island-subsidiary label 4th & B'way Records. The duo recorded the album at hip hop producer Marley Marl's home studio and Power Play Studios in New York City, following Rakim's response to Eric B.'s search for a rapper to complement his disc jockey work in 1985. The album peaked at number fifty-eight on the Billboard 200 chart and produced five singles: "Eric B. Is President," "I Ain't No Joke," "I Know You Got Soul," "Move the Crowd," and "Paid in Full."
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow The Leader (2xLP)
Follow the Leader is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, originally released on July 26, 1988. Following their debut album Paid in Full (1987), Eric B. & Rakim left 4th & B'way Records and signed with Uni Records, a subsidiary label of major label MCA Records. Follow the Leader peaked at number 22 on the U.S. Billboard Top Pop Albums and at number seven on Billboard's Top Black Albums chart. It achieved higher charting than Eric B. & Rakim's debut album and serves as their best-charting album in the United States. The album produced four singles, "Follow the Leader," "Microphone Fiend," "The R," and "Lyrics of Fury."
Eric B. & Rakim - Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em (2xLP)
Let the Rhythm Hit ’Em is the third album by rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, originally released on May 22, 1990.
Eric B. & Rakim - Don't Sweat The Technique (2xLP)
Don't Sweat the Technique is the fourth & final studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, originally released on June 23, 1992, by MCA Records. It was recorded and produced by Eric B. & Rakim at The Hit Factory in New York City. The album builds on the sounds of 1990's Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em, with Rakim sounding more aggressive on Eric B.'s jazzy, soulful production.
The album debuted at #22 on the Billboard 200 chart in the week of July 11, 1992. It also charted at number nine on Top R&B Albums. The title track was a minor radio hit. "Casualties of War" was also released as a single and contains some of Rakim's most political lyrics. The single "What's on Your Mind" originally appeared on the soundtrack to the 1991 film House Party 2, while "Know the Ledge" first appeared in the film Juice under the title "Juice (Know the Ledge)."