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Features of This Track

old school roots
east coast rap roots
danceable beats
syncopated beats
consistent rhyme patterns
a poetic rap delivery
clear pronunciation
clean lyrics
lyrics about the rap industry
tight lyrics
use of modal harmonies
a tight kick sound
an electric bass riff
turntablism
prevalent use of groove
an acousti-lectric sonority
production and lyrics by rap icons

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Pittsburgh MC: P.D.M.:... Paid In Full I Don't Like 2 Dream @Bout Geting Paid
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I am following the leader RAKIM...Mike dope-8/19/70 h . v . p .
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stormzpass
Real music, with meaning!!!!!
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reesewolcott
FLAWLESS
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... i'll just say IMPACT
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Okd skool real shyt there
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lovinlifetod a y o k
Wow, just wow! The track, the lyrics and that time in hip-hop..... .
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That baseline can also be heard on this famous artists diss record to an east coast hip hop rival..... Jeopardy music starts playing. Lol
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This is real music y'all!!
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cccpwned
Rakim Allah the truth.
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The s**t!
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There playing at the Howard theater in DC in March
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Eric b and rakim. CLASSIC
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OMG ! This beat bangs. Real fuckn rap right here, plain and simple ! Peace
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Paid In Full One Of My Favorite Old School Cut's And Artist Eric B & Rakim And Loved The Video To This Cut Thanks Again Pandora For Playing All Of My Favorite Old School Throwback Jams !!!!!!
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anthony.holl e y 7 1
This hot
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REAL S**T..$$$
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Start my mission, leave my residence, thinkin how can I get some dead presidents.. . Rakim's raps are timeless. 20 years later you can still relate to what he said.
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Greatest lyricist ever. The master has many students. You can still his style and patterns of paragraph from today's mc's.
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80s rap was and will b always. The era of music
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My brother luv this hit! RIP Bugeye❤️
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THIS IS CLASSIC HIPHOP!!!!!! !
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Smooth as can be. The R, EPMD abd DMC... the best of all.
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Peace to the God
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Tony. T Chicago +love foe new York
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mtp25
Greatest of all time!!
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THE BEST EVER
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Doing the Knowledge
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Rakim is the inventor of the "Flow". All rappers, M.C., hip hop artists that claim to have flows. This is where the style came from.
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This is the song and the movie
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Turn the base down & let the beat keep on rockin. & we outta here...... CLASSIC
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bcalhoun78
Da God Mc. Jus like ice water when itz 100 plus degrees
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The best mc to come out in the rap game and you got the casualtys of was
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Rakim is still a beast on the mic....stil sounds good nearly 30yrs
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Real Hip-Hop, nothing else has to be said
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I roll up, this is a hold up ain't Nuthin funny, stop smilin, still don't nothin move but the money-
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Peace to the god mc
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Can't fade this type of lyrical content, timeless art!
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This is that real foundation laying hip hop, this new generation had lost a lot of the real technique, all this wanna be a boss s**t is for the ignorant!!!
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The 17th letter comin better
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This is really going back to the foundation!! ! !
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I grew up in brooklyn, bushwick. I love rap all that. I had the best music growing up, word..
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ulmerb5
Nobody beats the "R"
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@Monroe you right about that these youngins today have no idea of what real lyrics are
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I miss REAL HIP HOP ! Bring it back .... These guys put it DOWN!
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This was the S**t at the house party in the 80
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This was the s**t rakim took rap to a all new high a different way of rapping started with rakim that n**ga was tight
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Animal
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poetking_o
RESPECT!
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Haha this was the shyt
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