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A must by albom.
Paid in Full sits well with music of the era, and made sense when listened to alongside such records as Voodoo Ray (A Guy Called Gerald), Code (Cabaret Voltaire), I (AR Kane), Isn't Anything (My Bloody Valentine) & Headhunter/Welcome to Paradise (Front 242). This was a great era, taking the 80s out of the slump it sank into around 1983...
The ten tracks of the original album form the first disc and listening to things like Extended Beats, it feels like a history lesson. Eric B is President still sounds amazing, metallic sounds that sound like the missing link between Depeche Mode's Something to Do & Missy's Get Ur Freak On occur just before Rakim begins to rap. The repetition is perfect ("make 'em clap to this") and ties in with records like Bassline (Mantronix) & Sensoria (Cabaret Voltaire).Read more ›
Any real hip hop fans know the score. This album is top notch. An absolute classic, even by 'todays standards'.