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Follow the Leader (Expanded)


Download links and information about Follow the Leader (Expanded) by Eric B.. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Rap genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 01:08:30 minutes.

Artist: Eric B.
Release date: 1988
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Rap
Tracks: 14
Duration: 01:08:30
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No. Title Length
1. Follow the Leader 5:34
2. Microphone Fiend 5:14
3. Lyrics of Fury 4:11
4. Eric B. Never Scared 5:18
5. Just a Beat 2:04
6. Put Your Hands Together 5:13
7. To the Listeners 4:29
8. No Competition 3:51
9. The R 3:53
10. Musical Massacre 4:27
11. Beats for the Listeners 4:08
12. The R (Extended Remix) 9:21
13. Microphone Fiend (Extended Remix) 5:19
14. Put Your Hands Together (Fon Force Mix) 5:28



Rakim’s command of language continued on its existentialist bent (“Am I eternal, or an eternalist?”) on Follow the Leader, his and DJ Eric B.’s second album. Noting in the title and opening cut that there’s “one R in the alphabet,” he both took greatness as his due and demonstrated why. Boasting about his ability to disorient with words in “Lyrics of Fury” (“The pain’s a migraine every time you think”), he convinces us that the reason “the album was late” is that we were still digesting the previous one. And Eric B.’s art kept up, with multi-instrumentalist Stevie Blass Griffin contributing to the musical flow. The backward-spun syncopations of “No Competition” opened up new possibilities of hip-hop sound, and the cutmaster’s showcase “Eric B. Never Scared” is a masterpiece of tone and intent built from a tiny group of elements: a crushing beat, samples of Bob Marley and the Eagles (!), and a couple of Rakim slogans (“Never scared, I’ll just have fun”).