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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Music Review: I Ain’t No Joke - Eric B and Rakim

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Speed: 105 bpm

The DJ’s Take: Thankfully, I’m stepping away from the pop for a moment and going back to a true classic. Infectious drums, simple JB’s horn loop, and legendary rhymes from the greatest MC of his era, Rakim. If you dj old school hiphop, or you’re just looking to learn more about one of the all-time greats, play this and you will understand. I recommend picking up the whole album and just soaking it all in. This is what hiphop used to be, and what it should be.