Hip-hop fans rejoice: Eric B. & Rakim have announced that they are reuniting. Over the past week, the duo has been tweeting from their shared account that they are back together. https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/788922068452663296?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789236057187291136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789237049312161792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789636287946891264?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789636946234454017?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim/status/789823564421615620?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw It’s been a long time coming. The two broke up in 1993 following the release of 1992’s Don’t Sweat the Technique. The […]

Boom Moment In Hip-Hop: Paid in Full Paid in Full is the debut album of duo Eric B. & Rakim, released on this date in 1987. The album was recorded in producer Marley Marl’s home studio, following Rakim’s response to Eric B.’s search for a rapper to compliment his DJ work. The album produced 5 […]

Words By Hafeez Raji Rarely do pioneers stay relevant some twenty-five  years after coming on the scene to redefine a genre as one William Griffin, aka Rakim bka The R. Over two decades ago my only knowledge of hip hop–or better yet “rap”–revolved literally on my first vinyl album, a compilation of the Sugar Hill […]

It was just announced that Eric B. and Rakim have been nominated for the first time to enter The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2012. Looks like Eric B.’s daughter Starr Barrier has another announcement to make. She says her father is a deadbeat dad. Starr says her dad Eric B. owes over […]

Rakim, who’s real name is William Michael Griffin, Jr. is known as one of hip hop’s most influential and skilled MCs of all time. Rakim has always been praised for his lyrical content and flow. At the age of 16, William Michael Griffin joined The Nation of Gods and Earths also known as the 5 Percent […]