138. Eric B. & Rakim

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138. Eric B. & Rakim

Although Eric B. & Rakim were far from the first Rap stars of note, they may have done more to further the genre of Hip Hop than anyone else on the latter half of the 1980’s. With unequalled chemistry, the duo comprised of Eric B.’s solid DJ skills and the leading MC of his time, Rakim. This was the Hip Hop blueprint that others would follow as the combinations of articulate MCs and creative DJs became staples on industry labels for years to come. The next wave of Hip Hop heavyweights largely pointed to Eric B. & Rakim as one of their great influences. Although they did not dominate the charts, this duo has a real shot to be a first ballot entry as the Hall has shown it does appreciate the genre of Rap.

Should Eric B. & Rakim be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 64.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 2.2%
No way! - 13.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)
  • Why they will get in: They are among the 80's Rap band groups who are considered influential.
  • Why they won't get in: There are a lot of influential rap groups becoming eligible since they were a Fianlist.
  • Nominated in: 2012
  • Essential Albums: Paid in Full (1986)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Paid in Full (From Paid in Full, 1986)

Should Eric B. & Rakim be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 64.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 6.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 13.3%
No opinion. - 2.2%
No way! - 13.3%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 19:25
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+4 #2 NJRob68 2012-05-18 02:37
Eric B & Rakim were finalists for the class of 2012.
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+3 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
it takes two great songs to be considered or just one? These guys impact on hip hop is wout question. The dilemna is did they have a long enough run? I say yes?
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