Album: Paid In Full
Label: 4th & Broadway
Lyrics: "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 the money it's still a wish."
The aspirations of today's rappers include exotic beach vacations and cars that cost a million-plus. Back in '87 though, if you could afford a stereo and a fish plate you were doing fucking phenomenal. Even though Rakim stayed draped in thick gold chains, he never forgot the days when there wasn't nothing but sweat inside his hand. As the first rapper in the game to put his love of seafood on wax, Rakim proved once again why he is the God MC. More than two decades after the fact, rappers are still following the leader.