Many may joke about reparations since Barack Obama’s currently starting his third year in office but if hip-hop had utilized the system then Rakim Allah would be sitting on the Forbes list. To think, Eric B. For President came out two years before I was even allowed breath on this planet and still it makes people do the wop.

On this rare live performance on Yo! MTV Raps, Rakim and Eric B make the Paid In Full classic a staple of television history. It wouldn’t be long after this that Rakim split from Eric B and released two critically acclaimed solo albums before going through the well known purgatory that is anything not named 50 Cent or Eminem on Aftermath.