Eric B. and Rakim releasing career-spanning 8xLP box set

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Legendary hip-hop duo Eric B. and Rakim are releasing a new box set featuring all their entire catalogue of releases, this July via Urban Legends.

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It follows Turntable Lab’s 2017 reissue of Eric B. and Rakim’s seminal debut Paid In Full, which pioneered sample use in hip-hop.

The Complete Collection 1987-1992 includes all four of their studio albums – Paid In Full, Follow The Leader, Let The Rhythm Hit ‘Em, and Don’t Sweat The Technique, a deluxe booklet, original album liner notes, and a 2xCD set with rare remixes from 1986-1992.

Pre-order a copy of the box set here ahead of its 13th July release, watch Eric B. and Rakim performing ‘Paid in Full’ live on Yo! MTV Raps in 1987 and check out the track lists below.

Tracklist

Paid In Full

Side A

A1 I Ain’t No Joke
A2 Eric B. Is On The Cut
A3 My Melody

Side B

B1 I Know You Got Soul
B2 Move The Crowd

Side C

C1 Paid In Full
C2 As The Rhyme Goes On
C3 Chinese Arithmetic

Side D

D1 Eric B. Is President
D2 Extended Beat

Follow The Leader

Side A

A1 Follow the Leader
A2 Microphone Fiend

Side B

B1 Lyrics of Fury
B2 Eric B. Never Scared
B3 Just a Beat

Side C

C1 Put Your Hands Together
C2 To the Listeners
C3 No Competition

Side D

D1 The R
D2 Musical Massacre
D3 Beats for the Listeners

Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em

Side A

A1 Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em
A2 No Omega

Side B

B1 In the Ghetto
B2 Step Back

Side C

C1 Eric B. Made My Day
C2 Run for Cover
C3 Untouchables

Side D

D1 Mahogany
D2 Keep ‘Em Eager to Listen
D3 Set ‘Em Straight

Don’t Sweat the Technique

Side A

A1 What’s on Your Mind
A2 Teach the Children
A3 Pass the Hand Grenade

Side B

B1 Casualties of War
B2 Rest Assured
B3 The Punisher

Side C

C1 Relax with Pep
C2 Keep the Beat
C3 What’s Going On?

Side D

D1 Know the Ledge
D2 Don’t Sweat the Technique
D3 Kick Along