Follow The Leader
Label: Geffen* Records
While their debut album Paid In Full is an undisputed classic, Eric B & Rakim's sophomore LP is even doper. They've stepped up the production level dramatically, and Rakim's intelligent lyricism and sizzling verses never let up. Every track bangs, but "Microphone Fiend," "The R" and "No Competition" are especially sick. An exceptional release through and through.