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Paid In Full

Lyrics

[Eric B]: Yo Rakim what's up?

[Rakim]: Yo I'm doing the knowledge E. I'm trying to get paid in full

[E]: Well check this out since Nobry Walters is our agency right?

[R]: True
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[Eric B]: Yo Rakim what's up?

[Rakim]: Yo I'm doing the knowledge E. I'm trying to get paid in full

[E]: Well check this out since Nobry Walters is our agency right?

[R]: True
full lyrics

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
tight lyrics
lyrics about the rap industry
use of modal harmonies
a tight kick sound
an electric bass riff
turntablism
an acousti-lectric sonority
prevalent use of groove
production and lyrics by rap icons

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

Pittsburgh MC getting paid in full
lovinlifetod a y o k
Wow, just wow! The track, the lyrics and that time in hip-hop..... .
That baseline can also be heard on this famous artists diss record to an east coast hip hop rival..... Jeopardy music starts playing. Lol
This is real music y'all!!
cccpwned
Rakim Allah the truth.
The s**t!
There playing at the Howard theater in DC in March
Eric b and rakim. CLASSIC
OMG ! This beat bangs. Real fuckn rap right here, plain and simple ! Peace
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 !!!!!!
anthony.holl e y 7 1
This hot
REAL S**T..$$$
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.
Greatest lyricist ever. The master has many students. You can still his style and patterns of paragraph from today's mc's.
80s rap was and will b always. The era of music
My brother luv this hit! RIP Bugeye❤️
THIS IS CLASSIC HIPHOP!!!!!! !
Smooth as can be. The R, EPMD abd DMC... the best of all.
Peace to the God
Tony. T Chicago +love foe new York
mtp25
Greatest of all time!!
THE BEST EVER
Doing the Knowledge
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.
This is the song and the movie
Turn the base down & let the beat keep on rockin. & we outta here...... CLASSIC
bcalhoun78
Da God Mc. Jus like ice water when itz 100 plus degrees
The best mc to come out in the rap game and you got the casualtys of was
Rakim is still a beast on the mic....stil sounds good nearly 30yrs
Real Hip-Hop, nothing else has to be said
I roll up, this is a hold up ain't Nuthin funny, stop smilin, still don't nothin move but the money-
Peace to the god mc
Can't fade this type of lyrical content, timeless art!
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!!!
The 17th letter comin better
This is really going back to the foundation!! ! !
I grew up in brooklyn, bushwick. I love rap all that. I had the best music growing up, word..
ulmerb5
Nobody beats the "R"
@Monroe you right about that these youngins today have no idea of what real lyrics are
I miss REAL HIP HOP ! Bring it back .... These guys put it DOWN!
This was the S**t at the house party in the 80
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
Animal
poetking_o
RESPECT!
Haha this was the shyt
Like this song, but LOVE Zero's Mo City Don Freestyle done over this beat- even BETTER! : ) -XOXO
paid in full!
juju3087
tight
I LOVEE THIS SONGGGG ;))))
carseats
I am typing a paper on "World Music", and ironically enough I get a chance to experience a great Arab artist who's sample was used on the "Paid in Full" track. Miss Ofra Haza has a tranquilizin g voice that would lead any artist to sample something from her powerfully convincing musical layouts.
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