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

Paid In Full by Eric B. & Rakim
Year: 1987
Overall rank: 859th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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78/100 (from 354 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 1987 (15th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (127th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (859th)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 75.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.9.

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85/100
From 33 hours ago
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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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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85/100
From 08/09/2018 16:48
Rakim was so good. He really raised the bar.
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90/100
From 04/07/2018 17:12
The instrumentals get in the way, but the rest is still incredible 30+ years later. I understand those who see the production as dated, but most of these beats still knock despite that.

And the real star here is Rakim's rapping. His wordplay, rhyme patterns, and delivery still hold up--they do more than merely hold up; they're great. This the the most meta- rap album in history probably. Every song, even the title track, is ultimately about how great of a rapper he is. And yet the content never bores me because Rakim is that creative.
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80/100
From 05/03/2017 02:36
Some enjoyable beats but at the end of the day it's middle class volvo rap. Nothing wrong with that but not as compelling as some of their more socially conscious contemporaries.
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90/100
From 10/11/2016 02:36
Pretty cool old school hip hop album, while the genre has most certain evolved out of this in the years past, I think this is still a fun record to listen to. Was pretty cool to Rakim rap.
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50/100
From 04/14/2016 09:05
This album is regarded as one of the key albums in the development of rap. In my opinion, this album seems boring when compared to today's rap and hip-hop. It's actually very sparse, mostly Rakim's calmly-delivered raps over drum-machine beats and scratching. The sampling seems very light. People may have danced to this back in the day, but I don't think people would dance to it now. Rakim's rhymes are good -- there's a lot of internal rhymes -- but not great. On the plus side, there don't seem to be any swear words on this album, nor are there denigrating references to women. I don't think the "n-word" appears on this album either. Like some of the other commenters, I don't think this has aged well.
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