Editors’ Notes The profound influence that Eric B. & Rakim exerted over the progression of rap music should be measured not by one album but rather by the string of singles they released between 1986 and 1992. While this may have been the golden age of classic hip-hop LPs, Eric B. & Rakim had individual songs that were more impactful than entire albums. The first five tracks on Gold—all released with the span of 18 months—would have been enough to cement the duo’s legacy, but equally essential are the lesser-known masterworks they made at the dawn of the '90s, including “Casualties of War” and “Don’t Sweat the Technique.”

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Eric B. Is President
1
6:18
 
I Know You Got Soul
2
4:44
 
I Ain't No Joke
3
3:53
 
Paid In Full (The Coldcut Remix)
4
7:09
 
My Melody
5
5:56
 
Follow the Leader
6
5:34
 
Microphone Fiend
7
5:14
 
Lyrics of Fury
8
4:11
 
Put Your Hands Together (Fon Force Mix)
9
5:28
 
The R (Remix Edit)
10
3:24
 
Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (Upso Mix)
1
6:11
 
No Omega (Extended Remix Version)
2
5:22
 
In the Ghetto (Extended Mix)
3
6:13
 
Run for Cover
4
4:49
 
Mahogany
5
4:37
 
What's On Your Mind (House Party II Rap Theme) [Extended Vocal Version]
6
5:21
 
Rest Assured
7
3:34
 
What's Going On
8
3:51
 
Juice (Know the Ledge)
9
4:01
 
Casualties of War (Radical Radio Edit)
10
4:09
 
Don't Sweat the Technique
11
4:21
 

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