A Writer's 21st Century Memoir.

Microphone Fiend by Eric B. & Rakim

I went back in time again to look for some classic hip hop with lyrics that flowed dangerously smooth like volcanic lava gracefully killing everything in its path. Microphone Fiend, by Eric B. & Rakim, is known as one of the signature songs for Rakim when comes down to lyrics.

Eric B. & Rakim were a hip-hop duo composed of DJ Eric Barrier and MC Rakim, born William Michael Griffin Jr., are from Long Island, New York, and produced some amazing music during hip hop’s “golden age” in the mid-1980s to the early 1990s. They are arguably the first MC/DJ combo in hip hop and they “built on the hard-hitting sound of Run-D.M.C. by adding James Brown samples and Eric B’s scratching, setting the stage for hip hop’s late-1980s/early-1990s infatuation with samples from Brown.”

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