Thursday, 12 April 2012

Eric B & Rakim - Paid In Full (Promo) 1987

4th & Broadway 12 BRX 78

In 1987 when Eric B & Rakim could do no wrong, Coldcut was called upon to remix Paid In Full. Seven Minutes Of Madness turned out to be the most popular mix that year, from the dance-floor point of view at least. It was, quite deservedly, played to death! Eric B was not a happy man though, even though it must have doubled, if not quadrupled the sales of his album. He hated that remix, suggesting that Ofra Haza's Hebrew vocal sample from "Im Nin'Alu" could have been saying "Fuck You" for all we knew. The thing that probably irked him most was that he had no say about the remix and its release.

The real shame was that nobody else got a look in. This promo 12" (handed out at the DMC Convention if I remember rightly) is a remix created by South London's own Derek Boland. Boland had been a DJ on the pirate stations (LWR 92.5) for sometime where he created his own remixes for his show.
This remix of Paid In Full uses a nice sample from John 'Cougar' Mellancamp's - Jack & Diane and a chunk of Chuck Brown's - We Need Some Money. That's Rock Music and Go-Go in this Hip-Hop mix. It's a great version and it deserved more airplay. Try it, you'll like it.

  • Paid In Full (Derek B's Urban Respray)
  • Paid In Full (Album Mix)
  • Eric B Is On The Cut
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Eric B and Rakim.rar Filesize: 21.18 MB


  1. download link is down mate, can you reup plz

  2. Mick's beat me to it. All working now.

    Dope post Mick, but I have to admit that, as a Ninja, I definitely fall into the 7 Minutes of Madness clique. :)


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