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Eric B. & Rakim

The title track and fifth and final single from Eric B & Rakim’s debut album. The remix by Coldcut became an unexpected pop hit and was later sampled by Nas for his Stillmatic (Freestyle)

This is, at root, a story about how Rakim is going to acquire some money. But the lyricism displayed here was way ahead of its time, and has influenced every rapper since then.

Contains samples of:
- “Ashley’s Roachclip” by The Soul Searchers,
- “Don’t Look Any Further” by Dennis Edwards,
- “Change the Beat” by Beside.