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30 Years, Later Eric B and Rakim still letting the ‘Rhythm Hit ‘Em’

Rakim allowed Black urban masculinity to have depth. Not only did he and his partner let young boys be men without fear, but he and Eric B. also change the way that the public received rap music —content-wise and lyrical-creativity— they gave to the world a treasure chest of intellectualism that mandated that Hip-Hop grows […]

Eric B Avoids Jail Time for 2002 Case

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By: Dylan Kemp Eric B, one half of the legendary rap duo Eric B and Rakim, was arrested a couple of weeks ago for an outstanding warrant issued back in 2002 after the producer failed to appear in court for sentencing after pleading guilty to eluding arrest and aggravated assault. Eric B, whose real name […]

Hip-Hop Pioneer Eric B. Released From Jail in New Jersey

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Eric Barrier, who is best known to the Hip-Hop world as “Eric B.”, was released from jail in New Jersey after he was held for two weeks behind a 17-year-old warrant. The legendary DJ for rap icon Rakim came to court in Bergen County in an orange prison jumpsuit but left in his regular clothes […]

Happy Birthday to The First Hip-Hop President

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While many a millennial might think that Barack Obama was the first Hip-Hop president, The Source better! Today, Hip-Hop celebrates the life of Louis Eric Barrier (born 8 November 1965), the world came to his as Eric B. He represents one half arguably the most acclaimed duo in hip hop, Eric B. & Rakim, with […]

Eric B and Rakim Announced Paid In Full 30th Anniversary Concert

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Eric B. & Rakim’s Paid In Full album shook the Earth in 1987. July 7th they will remind people of just that, when they celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary with a “one night only” performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They promised some famous friends will be in the house as well, joining them on stage. This […]

Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. Shows His Love for Hip Hop

Today the office of Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., and the office of Vanessa L. Gibson launched Global Hip Hop Day with a Proclamation Ceremony unveiling “Hip Hop Boulevard” at the birthplace of hip hop, 1520 Sedgwick ave. Bronx BP, Ruben Diaz Jr. showed his love for hip hop by giving The Source an exclusive, […]

No, Eric B and Rakim Did Not Endorse Donald Trump

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This weekend, fans were surprised to hear a Donald Trump endorsement from Eric B and Rakim on Twitter, reports Baller Alert. The duo cleared up any confusion today, citing the work of hackers. The verified account for the collective Eric B and Rakim began commenting on the 2016 presidential election on yesterday [Saturday, November 5]. […]