I Ain’t No Joke

I Ain’t No Joke

Eric B. & Rakim

The second single released from Paid in Full album, and arguably the most-known song by Eric B & Rakim.

Such a rare type of rapper Rakim is, taking himself seriously and wrecking records.
So many rappers have empty or rather simplistic meaning but The R is distancing himself from the pack, really being the best MC in the history of the game.

Steve Huey from Allmusic described this track as ‘a stunning display of lyrical virtuosity’ in his Paid in Full album review, and he is just one of the many notable listeners who were impressed by duo’s skills in this classic song.