THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
856-Eric B. & Rakim-Paid in Full (Coldcut Seven Minutes of Madness remix.)
1987-Number 15 single.
Best Bit-At 2.06.Each and everyone of these 1000 songs is a ‘journey into sound’, please make sure you always have a listen, you might hear something you like.
‘Paid in Full’ is taken from the debut Album of the same name, released in 1987, and seen by many music critics as a turning point in the development of Hip-Hop music.Eric Barrier (Eric B,) and William Griffin (Rakim) met in Long Island, New York, U.S., in 1986, The 10 songs on the ‘Paid in Full’ Album helped mark the beginning of heavy sampling on Hip-Hop records, and it was also noted that Rakim’s vocal delivery was less ‘shouty’ than was often heard on Rap records, he was also praised for his more thoughtful lyrics, which led him to become a major influence on future generations.
This version of the song is different from the Album version, as it is the ‘Coldcut’ remix. Coldcut (see also best songs 754) are the duo of Matt Black, and Jonathan More, who originate from London, England.They took the original version of ‘Paid in Full,’ and added many more samples, including ‘Im Nin’ Alu,’ by the Israli singer Ofra Haza (1957-2000.) Further audio they sampled include the voices of James Brown, and Humphrey Bogart, as well as the very famous intro,’This is a journey into sound,’ spoken by the actor Geoffrey Sumner (1908-1969,) taken from a 1958 Album called ‘A Journey Into Stereo Sound.’
‘Thinkin’ of a master plan, ’cause ain’t nuthin’ but sweat inside my hand.’