Paid In Full (studio album) by Eric B. & Rakim

Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 905th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 382 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (140th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (905th)
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78/100 (from 382 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.8/100, a mean average of 75.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.7.

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95/100
From 05/03/2024 19:49
Smooth delivery, good beats, and ingenious rhymes. 9.5/10!
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From 07/07/2023 13:29
Album Rating: 83.50
(835/10)

07.07.1987

Eric B. & Rakim (USA): Paid In Full

1.I Ain't No Joke. 91
2.Eric B. Is On The Cut. 70
3.My Melody. 84
4.I Know You Got Soul. 86
5.Move The Crowd. 85
6.Paid In Full. 100
7.As The Rhyme Goes On. 79
8.Chinese Arithmetic. 72
9.Eric B. Is President. 78
10.Extended Beat. 90
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Rating:  
80/100
From 01/27/2023 18:20
This album is very influential hip hop record and one of the best in 1980s. Rakim rapping skills were ahead of his time and production is decent. A lot of iconic tracks on here, but overall it still suffers a bit of being so early in the genre that not much variety is here.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 06/21/2022 15:14
Album Rating: 82.30
(823/10)

1.I Ain't No Joke. 91
2.Eric B. Is On The Cut. 70
3.My Melody. 84
4.I Know You Got Soul. 86
5.Move The Crowd. 85
6.Paid In Full. 88
7.As The Rhyme Goes On. 79
8.Chinese Arithmetic. 72
9.Eric B. Is President. 78
10.Extended Beat. 90
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85/100
From 10/15/2021 18:53
You gotta admit this is supremely influential. The face of rap would be completely different without Rakim and the production from Eric B. is impressive for the time.
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80/100
From 07/26/2021 22:44
Clássico!
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75/100
From 01/27/2021 06:56
Stand out tracks are their Top 20 hits, "I know you got soul"(13) & "Paid in Full"(15).
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80/100
From 11/28/2020 16:04
The album is remarkable for his scratching and the perfect rap parts by rakim. My favorite song is Eric B is President especially for his The Mohawks "Champ" Sample.
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75/100
From 11/07/2020 05:35
Completely listenable throughout with some genuinely iconic stuff that just permeates so much of what came after it.
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From 08/09/2018 16:48
Rakim was so good. He really raised the bar.
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