Eric B. & Rakim
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Eric B. & Rakim
Eric B.
Eric Louis Barrier
Born (1965-11-08) November 8, 1965 (age 52)
Origin East Elmhurst, Queens, New York
Genres Hip hop
DJ
Producer
1986-present
Labels 4th & B'way/Island/PolyGram Records
Uni/MCA Records
Universal Records
Rakim
Gang Starr
Marley Marl
Avion
Ghostface Killah
Nas
WC

Eric B. (born Louis Eric Barrier on November 8, 1965 in East Elmhurst, Queens, New York) was the producer and DJ for the golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim.[1][2][3][4]

Eric B. & Rakim's album Paid in Full was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV in 2006,[5] and the duo were nominated in 2011 for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[6]

Eric B. released a self-titled solo album in 1995, but it was a critical and commercial failure and remains as his only solo album. He is now an entrepreneur, and owns 47 restaurants throughout the United States.[7]

References

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Rakim Biography". allmusic. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ Kool Moe Dee, 2003, "There's A God On The Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs", Thunder's Mouth Press, p.324.
  3. ^ "The Greatest MCs Of All Time". MTV.com. March 9, 2006. Archived from the original on April 2, 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  4. ^ Shapiro, Peter, 2005, "The Rough Guide To Hip-Hop, 2nd Edition", Penguin, p. 126.
  5. ^ "The Greatest Hip-Hop Albums Of All Time". MTV.com. March 9, 2006. Archived from the original on July 19, 2013. Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Nominees for Induction | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Rockhall.com. September 27, 2011. Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.unkut.com/2008/07/where-are-they-now-eric-b/



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