Tomorrow marks 20 years since the release of Eric B. & Rakim‘s fourth and final album together, Don’t Sweat the Technique, a piece of work that many feel has gotten even better with time. UpNorthTrips / @upnorthtrips once again has reached deep into the Internetz to bring all of you some rap artifacts from the famous duo for y’all to soak in on these hot Summer days…
Rakim Freestyle & Interview
A bit from Chuck D’s Hip-Hop Hall of Fame featuring Ra droppin’ killer line after killer line: “I took a kid and cut off his eyelids/ Kill him slow so he can know what I did/ And if he don’t understand what I said/ I’m pushin’ his eyeballs way to the back of his head/ So he can see what he’s gettin’ into/ A part of the mind he ain’t never been through.”
(Props to egoggles for the upload)
St. Ides Commercial (1992)
These are still the realest rap-related ads ever made.
(Props to tetertan for the upload)
Eric B. & Rakim Interview
We get to hear from Eric B. as he tells us how his pops’ attitude towards rap chanced once his son blew up.
(Props to cocaineblunts for the upload)
“Long Island Wildin’” News Report
A visit to Strong Island, home of hip-hop greats like PE, EMPD, and of course, our featured duo. “The Island is good growin’ up out there because you can see both sides of the fence,” says Rakim.
(Props to SPIRTHTRONPU for the upload)
“Juice (Know The Ledge)” Live on In Living Color
Rosie Perez unmistakable voice introduces one seriously dope performance.
(Props to jackyabody0091 for the upload)
Fly Girls Dancing to ‘Don’t Sweat The Technique”
J.Lo and dem gonna work it out.
(Props to dramaking7777 for the upload)