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Eric B & Rakim: Paid In Full (4th & Broadway/Island)

David Stubbs, Melody Maker, 12 September 1987

AFTER GO-GO'S burial come murmurs of the death of hip hop. Has it seized up? Why has the string of rap egos and attendant DJs that trailed across 1986 apparently trailed away, supplanted by House and the Rare Groove? Is the genre exhausted?

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