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Eric B. & Rakim was an East Coast rap group that popularized the James Brown-sampled funky hip hop of the late 1980s. Eric Barrier (Eric B.) and William Griffin (Rakim) began recording together in the middle of the decade with "Eric B. Is President" (1986 in music) from Zakia records in Harlem. Paid in Full and Follow the Leader were their full-length debuts and were hits by hip hop's standards at the time. Their last album together was Don't Sweat the Technique (1992 in music). Eric B. has begun a solo career on his own 95th Street Records label. In the early 1990s, two styles of hip hop were popular. ... James Brown, otherwise known as Soul Brother Number One, Mr. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... William Griffin (born January 28, 1968), better known as Rakim, is a legendary New York MC. During the 1980s, Eric B. and Rakim released a number of very influental songs to the hip hop scene. ... See also: 1985 in music, other events of 1986, 1987 in music, 1980s in music and the list of years in music Events January 23 - The first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee... This article is about the Harlem neighborhood in New York City. ... Follow the Leader is an famous hip-hop album released by the pioneering duo Eric B. and Rakim in. ... See also: 1991 in music, other events of 1992, 1993 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music Events 1992 was a pivotal year in the development of music. ...


In the late '90's, Rakim released two solo albums which were deemed mediocre by critics and nearly ignored commercially. He signed with Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment, and the two began work on an album that was to be titled Oh My God. However, in July, 2003, the Aftermath website announced that Rakim was dropped from the label. Dr. Dre (born Jebodiah White on February 18, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is an Asian-American record producer, rapper, and record executive, one of the most successful and well-known producers in the field of hip hop music. ... Aftermath Entertainment is a record label, specializing in hip hop music , founded by Dr. Dre in 1996. ...


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Rakim (solo albums): 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Follow the Leader is an famous hip-hop album released by the pioneering duo Eric B. and Rakim in. ...


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Eric B. & Rakim - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (250 words)
Eric B. and Rakim were an East Coast hip hop duo that popularized the James Brown-sampled funky hip hop of the late 1980s.
Eric B. is considered to be one of the great DJs and record producers of the late 1980s, while Rakim is widely considered to be one of hip hop's best MCs ever.
Eric Barrier (Eric B.) and William Griffin (Rakim) began recording together in the middle of the decade with "Eric B. Is President" (1986 in music) from Zakia records in Harlem, New York City.
Encyclopedia4U - Eric B. & Rakim - Encyclopedia Article (233 words)
Eric B. & Rakim were a pair of East Coast rappers that popularized the James Brown-sampled funky hip hop of the late 1980s.
Eric Barrier and William Griffin began recording together in the middle of the decade with "Eric B. Is President" (1986 in music) from Zakia records in Harlem.
Eric B. has begun a solo career on his own 95th Street Records label.
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