Eric B. & Rakim - “Paid in Full”
An early introduction to a true master of his field, “Paid in Full” found Rakim speaking to the everyday person concerned with making ends meet. A continuation of Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s “The Message,” this short, semi-autobiographical manifesto represented anyone searching for a righteous and honest path in life. This was much needed at a time when New York was far less hopeful and prosperous for the downtrodden.