Eric B. & Rakim - Paid In Full Lyrics

Yo Rakim, what's up?
Yo, I'm doing the knowledge, E., man I'm trying to get paid in full
Well, check this out, since Norby Walters is our agency, right?

Kara Lewis is our agent, word up
Zakia and 4th and Broadway is our record company, indeed
Okay, so who we rollin' with then? We rollin' with Rush
Of Rushtown Management

Check this out, since we talking over
This def beat right here that I put together
I wanna hear some of them def rhymes, you know what I'm sayin'?
And together, we can get paid in full

Thinkin' of a master plan
'Cuz ain't nuthin' but sweat inside my hand
So I dig into my pocket, all my money is spent
So I dig deeper but still comin' up with lint

So I start my mission, leave my residence
Thinkin' how could I get some dead presidents
I need money, I used to be a stick-up kid
So I think of all the devious things I did

I used to roll up, this is a hold up, ain't nuthin' funny
Stop smiling, be still, don't nuthin' move but the money
But now I learned to earn 'cuz I'm righteous
I feel great, so maybe I might just

Search for a nine to five, if I strive
Then maybe I'll stay alive
So I walk up the street whistlin' this
Feelin' out of place 'cuz, man, do I miss

A pen and a paper, a stereo, a tape of
Me and Eric B, and a nice big plate of
Fish, which is my favorite dish
But without no money it's still a wish

'Cuz I don't like to dream about gettin' paid
So I dig into the books of the rhymes that I made
So now to test to see if I got pull
Hit the studio, 'cuz I'm paid in full

Rakim, check this out, yo
You go to your girl house and I'll go to mine
'Cause my girl is definitely mad
'Cause it took us too long to do this album

Yo, I hear what you're saying
So let's just pump the music up
And count our money

Yo, well check this out, yo Eli
Turn down the bass down
And let the beat just keep on rockin'

And we outta here
Yo, what happened to peace?

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  1. Ayşe Arıoğlu

    Nesini begenmisin ya ben bunun anaa

  2. Muhammad Aliff Rosman

    Pls tell me someone still listening to this masterpiece in 2020?!?!

  3. Billy Eminov

    What is the name of that song when (arabic) woman start singing?

    Bjarki Breiðfjörð

    Bjarki Breiðfjörð

    ofra haza - Im Nin'alu

  4. D4 The kidcf

    Real hip hop

  5. Keonne Williams


  6. Aaron Creagh

    ...since I was 8 or 9...

    (miss my brother)

  7. walter targhetta

    Mom: where you going
    Me: search for a 9-5, cause if I try, then maybe I stay alive

  8. flamingRose100

    Nothing more gangster then paying in full

  9. Tony Deanado

    Pussy is the oldest trick in the book

  10. Menace the Painter

    It Still jams in 2020

  11. Luis Rivera

    this is real hip hop! not none of that romper room stuff that they be today. wack ass one hit wonders

  12. Giringori

    5k retards.

  13. Silvio Santos

    Sensacional !!!

  14. Franco Bollini

    This is a drug for me

  15. dj jones

    One of the dopest verses ever spit! Make 2020 your year to get Paid In Full in whatever form you seek! Happy New Year!

  16. Jo Friday


  17. op games gaming and reactions

    I was five months old when it's video was made

  18. Salman Khan

    listening on 1st Jan 2020

  19. MrJ0mmy


  20. Muctube


  21. Laz Barbosa

    Love old school music

  22. giuajo

    2019 Erik & B 2019 👏👏💪

  23. Baz H

    Sad, This brings back memories of Hip hop back in the days. These guys where legends

  24. rapperulcosmincv

    Did anyone realise that the bassline sample is the same in this track as it is in 2pac - Hit 'em up?

  25. Johnesha Holly

    December almost 2020 and im still gonna be bumping this im 80's baby yeah the 1980's was no joke😉😉😉😉


    Would love to no the foreign lyrics?

  27. Asia Lavender

    Ahh candyshop TEE

  28. Diana M

    Im nin’alu dal thae na di vim dal thae ma rom lo nin’alu

  29. motard u


  30. Javier Vazquez

    Damm right thinking of A master plan ...rakim rocks the Mic

  31. MrFuchew

    I saw a interview where dmc said the first time he heard this he thought his rap career was over

  32. Marc Roffman

    straight up mc and dj work. real hiphop, clean and great for all

  33. Mike Milly

    The tiny desk version of this was flame

  34. Desmond Kirton

    Hardcore rapper ✅
    Beats fresh to death ✅
    No cursing ✅

  35. Axmad Aadan

    Hey what's is this pls report this song if you're Islam cause I see the Quran


    Axmad Aadan calm down fam


    Hey just explain to me how that’s a bad thing. I don’t know about Quran

  36. Pellbort

    Legendary, immortal track. This song and this were so joyfully crafted and you hear it in every bar and see it in every frame. No bullshit posturing, no alienation of anyone, just people of all races and ages vibing to amazing music. From the bottom of my heart, Eric & Rakim, thank you for making this, and leaving it as a reminder of a time when hip hop was for everybody.

  37. Mana Ortiz

    A pride for those who can see you in concert

  38. Calvin Ho

    Thank you Cold Cut for this remix, you redefined what a remix can be breaking all the molds at the time for Hip Hop.

  39. Anderson lima

    Great funky unky Beat..

  40. Freshy C 1996

    I used to roll up this is a hold up ain’t nothing funny stop smiling only thing moving is the money

  41. Stefan Milisic

    Got this cd in munich 1991...

  42. Douglas Hagan

    ERIC B.

  43. MŌA

    saw this for the first time in 2019 and this is honestly still ahead of it's time

  44. Music Nation

    Tomorrow is my test
    Me: Thinking of a masterplan....
    My mom: watching me curiously

  45. deidra greer

    One of the illest MC of all time


    1:46 💟
    👇 👇💚

  47. blackgirlmusic1

    May the Almighty One be with them! This song is masterpiece, talent and creativity beyond the junkmusics of tuday...

  48. Ayie Xainan

    The evolution of hip hop bring me here

    abdihakim abdi

    Lol same here was watching it on netflix

  49. Reiss Anderson

    Slow loud and banging all in my trunk

  50. Four utubez

    Spread the word lets get this 4ker to 20 mil

  51. Chrisper Malamsha

    you makes me hate today's rap !!!

  52. Rhodenhizer Simotwo

    Those beats are 🔥🔥🔥.

  53. 1sunstyle

    This is some of the first rap. The first tape I ever got was the BeastieBoys. I still know all the lyrics.

  54. Gabriel Lima

    0:36 anyone knows the name of the arabic song?

  55. onfaitr

    la seule façon d'y arriver est la criminalité

  56. sparta kus

    Sample of Ofra Haza - Im Nin'alu. I don't know about the other samples.


    Marrs - Pump Up the Volume


    Staggering video production, I like it so much !!! Prime part is 1:16. *I up first dancing, Please check and comment am I good* 💚 🧡 💚


    💜 miraculous 💃


    💟 marvellous 💗 💗


    mind-blowing 💓 💗

  58. SJ Farrell

    Legends 👌

  59. cougar tino

    5000 hands down? GTFOH

  60. Brian Edwards

    If anyone is thinking Of A Master Plan like me in 2020. Give me a thumbs up.

  61. C Mac

    In 47 and this is beautiful....still. Miss these days, rolling around drinking 40's.

  62. C Mac

    In 47 and this is beautiful....still. Miss these days, rolling around drinking 40's.

  63. Sefa Fitisemanu

    me growing up, this was Heaven!! Bars bars bars!! Real Hip Hop


    Hip Hop old testament

  65. giuajo

    Questo è il rap vero crudo quando tanti di noi ragazzi ascoltavano la musica in strada con le cassette bravo ☺️👏👏👍 Erik è B...,🍾

  66. Sonya Howard


  67. Ivan Sp

    The beat reminds me of "hit em up" by pac. I wonder where this beat is sampled from

  68. fredricful emilsen


  69. sir rom

    i always hated all the remixes and things injected in this song. gonna search for the original.

  70. 影山剛

    ごるご 3 田中 やるせなし 馬子
    やれん は

  71. Aaron Games Online

    This song sounds like hit em up by Tupac

  72. Charles williams


  73. Paul Ciarlo

    Nice remaster. The one someone had posted on YouTube a long time ago looked like a VHS rip. Probably was. Whatever. All Time Classic track and video in any format. Even 480i with a cheap comb filter and some playback head alignment issues. I suppose it was nostalgic in a way but analog tape doesn't quite lend itself to recording video very well the way it does audio. (It adds color to both alright but not the kind you want in video). Yes sticking to rhymes rather than sticking up turned out rather well for everyone

  74. EG LA32 LG/333/EXLA/JOSEPH'S

    This is the rhythm of my soul ⚡⚡⚡

  75. Mario Montano


  76. Abdou Cissé

    all verses are gold

  77. SirKeith Vincent


  78. IMadeYouReadThis

    Rakim Nas and KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over nearly everyone) are the Goats

  79. wim Tatenda Pepukayi

    THE JAM SO CLEAN DAAAAAMN, thats where "the hit them up" beat was derived from

  80. Jeremy Nottingham

    "classy rap"

  81. Ricardo Santos

    Perfect Music

  82. Luigi Luigini


  83. greg cooke

    Hey up ar kid

  84. Jean Freitas Aguiar Aguiar

    Bons tempos , casa do som

  85. Tasos Passias

    hip hop at its best

  86. 2 1

    Don't forget my brothers and sister whether you be black, white, brown, red or yellow.... Praise be to Allah

  87. Ewan Roberts

    Well done Coldcut on making a mundane rap track a legend :)

  88. RootedHat

    When rappers were actual musicians.
    Ever heard an intro this long and varied after 98?

  89. Craig Davis


  90. Craig Davis


  91. Craig Davis


  92. James Mills

    When all is ready i throw the switch


    Who still listening in 2019 😈💪🔥💰

  94. Hio Kk

    الله اكبر

  95. Lilly Bell

    2019 and still rocking

  96. M Eden

    Absolute perfection. Still love it 32 years later!