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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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Eric B. and Rakim, 'Paid in Full'


Eric B. and Rakim, 'Paid in Full'
228/500

4th and Broadway/Island, 1987

Laid-back, diamond-sharp: Old-school titan Rakim may still lead the race for Best Rapper Ever, and this album is a big reason why. Paid in Full was one of the first hip-hop records to fully embrace Seventies funk samples on stone classics such as "I Know You Got Soul" and the title track.


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