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* ShoutOut: Received one in [=Stetsasonic=]'s "Talkin' All That [=Jazz=]":
-->Tell the truth, Music/JamesBrown was old\\
'Til Eric and Rakim came out with "I Got Soul"


* FaceOfTheBand: While Eric and Rakim always split things 50/50, Ra was always the sole vocalist of the group, and is seen as the ''de facto'' face of the group.


Eric B. & Rakim, born, respectively, Eric Barrier and William Griffin, were a {{Rap}} duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992, and reunited again in 2016. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."

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Eric B. & Rakim, born, respectively, Eric Barrier and William Griffin, were a {{Rap}} [[HipHop Rap]] duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992, and reunited again in 2016. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."


-->'''RAKIM''': ''"Cos I don't like to dream about gettin paid\\

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-->'''RAKIM''':
->'''RAKIM''':
''"Cos I don't like to dream about gettin paid\\



!!! The following tropes are paid in full:

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!!! ----
!!
The following tropes are paid in full:



-->"But now it's out of hand cuz you told me you hate me\\
And then you ask what have I done lately"

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-->"But -->But now it's out of hand cuz you told me you hate me\\
And then you ask what have I done lately"lately



-->"Now if you're from Uptown, Brooklyn- bound,\\
The Bronx, Queens, or Long Island Sound"

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-->"Now -->Now if you're from Uptown, Brooklyn- bound,\\
The Bronx, Queens, or Long Island Sound"Sound



-->"Here come the right one baby and Dr. Pepper"

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-->"Here -->Here come the right one baby and Dr. Pepper"Pepper



-->"Tell the truth, Music/JamesBrown was old\\
'Til Eric and Rakim came out with 'I Got Soul'"

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-->"Tell -->Tell the truth, Music/JamesBrown was old\\
'Til Eric and Rakim came out with 'I "I Got Soul'"Soul"



* WeUsedToBeFriends: While recording ''Don't Sweat The Technique'', both Eric B. and Rakim expressed interest in solo careers, but when the time came to leave MCA Records in 1992, Eric refused to sign the release contract, fearing Rakim would abandon him. The ensuing court battle lasted over five years, and essentially killed their friendship for the next 20+ years. Said lawsuit also derailed Rakim's solo career until 1997.

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: While recording ''Don't Sweat The Technique'', both Eric B. and Rakim expressed interest in solo careers, but when the time came to leave MCA Records in 1992, Eric refused to sign the release contract, fearing Rakim would abandon him. The ensuing court battle lasted over five years, and essentially killed their friendship for the next 20+ years. Said lawsuit also derailed Rakim's solo career until 1997.1997.

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Eric B. & Rakim, born, respectively, Eric Barrier and William Griffin, were a {{Rap}} duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."

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Eric B. & Rakim, born, respectively, Eric Barrier and William Griffin, were a {{Rap}} duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992.1992, and reunited again in 2016. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."



'''Discography'''

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'''Discography'''
!Discography:





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\n* ''Follow The Leader'' (1988)
* ''Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em'' (1990)
* ''Don't Sweat The Technique'' (1992)



* FaceOfTheBand: While Eric and Rakim always split things 50/50, Ra was always the sole vocalist of the group, and is seen as the ''de facto'' face of the group.



* SillyLoveSongs: "Mahogany"
* SingleStanzaSong: "Paid in Full"

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* SillyLoveSongs: "Mahogany"
"Mahogany", though Rakim's lyrics & delivery are less silly and more suave.
* SingleStanzaSong: "Paid in Full"Full"
* WeUsedToBeFriends: While recording ''Don't Sweat The Technique'', both Eric B. and Rakim expressed interest in solo careers, but when the time came to leave MCA Records in 1992, Eric refused to sign the release contract, fearing Rakim would abandon him. The ensuing court battle lasted over five years, and essentially killed their friendship for the next 20+ years. Said lawsuit also derailed Rakim's solo career until 1997.


'''Eric B. & Rakim''', born, respectively, '''Eric Barrier''' and '''William Griffin''', were a {{Rap}} duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."

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'''Eric Eric B. & Rakim''', Rakim, born, respectively, '''Eric Barrier''' Eric Barrier and '''William Griffin''', William Griffin, were a {{Rap}} duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."


* {{Badass}}: Rakim, on the song "Know The Ledge"





* TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop

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* TheGoldenAgeOfHipHopUsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHipHop



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[[caption-width-right:301: The classic debut. L-R: Eric, Rak.]]



[[quoteright:301:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/paidinfull_3078.jpg]]
[[caption-width-right:301: The classic debut. L-R: Eric, Rak.]]


''Discography''

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''Discography''
'''Discography'''


-->--'''Eric B. and Rakim''', "''Paid in Full"''


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-->--'''Eric B. and Rakim''', "''Paid in Full"''

"''Music/PaidInFull"''




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''Discography''

* ''Music/PaidInFull'' (1987)



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* GodIsLoveSongs: "Move The Crowd"
--> ''All praises due to Allah''


'''Eric B. & Rakim''', born, respectively, '''Eric Barrier''' and '''William Griffin''', were a [[GenreMotif/HipHop rap]] duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."

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'''Eric B. & Rakim''', born, respectively, '''Eric Barrier''' and '''William Griffin''', were a [[GenreMotif/HipHop rap]] {{Rap}} duo from [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkState Long Island, NY]] who worked together from 1987 to 1992. They are best known for their songs "Paid in Full," "Microphone Fiend" and "I Ain't No Joke."


* ProtestSong: "Casualties of War," rapped from the perspective of a soldier in UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, who had previously served in TheVietnamWar.

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* ProtestSong: "Casualties of War," rapped from the perspective of a soldier in UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, who had previously served in TheVietnamWar.UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar.


* {{Badass}}: Rakim, on the song "Known The Ledge"

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* {{Badass}}: Rakim, on the song "Known "Know The Ledge"


* ProtestSong: "Casualties of War," rapped from the perspective of a soldier in the GulfWar, who had previously served in TheVietnamWar.

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* ProtestSong: "Casualties of War," rapped from the perspective of a soldier in the GulfWar, UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar, who had previously served in TheVietnamWar.

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