Eric B. & Rakim
Eric B & Rakim


New York City, New York, United States


Hip hop

Years active



4th & B'way, Uni, MCA

Associated acts

Large Professor, Marley Marl

Past members

Eric B. & Rakim were an American hip hop duo, consisting of DJ Eric B. and MC Rakim. Hailing from Long Island, New York, the group debuted with the album Paid in Full in 1987, often cited as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. ranked them as No. 3 on their list of the 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Duos of All-Time. They were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011, although they did not make the final selection.