Eric B.

Eric Barrier who is better known as DJ and producer "Eric B." of the legendary Hip-Hop group "Eric B. & Rakim" was born in Queens, New York on November 8th, 1965. Eric B. played the trumpet and guitar early on but would switch to turntables once he reached high school. Eventually he would land a job at a local New York radio station where he met the rapper known as Rakim. In 1986 the two would form the group Eric B. & Rakim that would produce two classic albums and numerous Hip-Hop gems. 

Please check out the write-up already done for Rakim here for more on Eric B. & Rakim, along with videos of their classic records such as "Paid in Full" & "I Ain't No Joke".

Peep more of their timeless Hip-Hop songs done together below!

Music video by Eric B. & Rakim performing Microphone Fiend

Thats what was cool about Eric B. He never tried to detour my thought or tell me what I couldn’t say on a record. He left that totally up to me.
— Direct quote from Rakim speaking on the difference between making music with Dr. Dre & Eric B.

Music video by Eric B. & Rakim performing Move The Crowd

Music video by Eric B. & Rakim performing In The Ghetto. 

Jordan Hicks