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Performer: Eric B. & Rakim
Genre: Hip hop & Rap
Title: Follow The Leader
Country: US
Released: 1988
FLAC version ZIP size: 1835 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1112 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1227 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 352

Follow the Leader is the second studio album by American hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim. Following their debut album Paid in Full (1987), Eric B. & Rakim left 4th & B'way Records and signed with Uni Records, a subsidiary label of major label MCA Records. They recorded Follow the Leader at Power Play Studios in New York City. The duo produced, composed, and arranged the album with additional contributions from Rakim's brother Stevie Blass Griffin, who contributed with various instruments.

Follow the Leader was the first single and title track from Eric B. & Rakim’s second album, Follow the Leader. A lyrical step up from the already incredible Paid in Full album, this track really showcased Rakim’s lyrical prowess. He takes the listener on a metaphorical voyage into outer space. Follow the Leader contains exactly 100 bars rapped, with 32 on the first two verses and 36 on the final verse. Follow the Leader" Track Info. Written By Eric B. Release Date July 26, 1988. I Wouldn't Change A Thing by Coke Escovedo

Текст песни Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader. Follow me into a solo, get in the flow, And you could picture, like a photo, Music makes mellow, maintains to make, Melodies for MCs, motivates the breaks. I'm everlasting; I can go on for days and days, With rhyme displays that engrave deep as x-rays now it's a daily word. I can get illin' at normal killin', Bambino along, Rakim'll remain calm. Self esteem make me super superb and supreme. Before a microphone, still, I fiend.

Follow the Leader (Eric B. & Rakim song). Follow the Leader" is a song by American hip hop duo Eric B. It was written by group members Eric Barrier and Rakim Allah and released as the first single from their second studio album of the same name. In contrast to their debut studio album Paid in Full (1987), both Follow the Leader and its title track saw the duo updating their sound and departing from the minimalism of their debut, both production-wise and lyrically

Follow the Leader finds him changing things up more often: dropping in more samples, adding instruments from musician Stevie Blass Griffin, and generally creating a fuller sound over his rock-solid beats. It's still relatively spare, but the extra sonic weight helps keep things fresh. For his part, Rakim wasn't crowned the greatest MC of all time for the variety of his lyrical content, and Follow the Leader is no different

Music By – Stevie Blass Griffin. Photography By – Drew Carolan. Producer – Eric B. Written-By – E. Barrier, W. Griffin.


A Follow The Leader 5:33
B1 Follow The Leader (Acapella) 5:33
B2 Follow The Leader (Dub) 5:33

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – MCA Records Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – MCA Records, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Orlake Records
  • Published By – Copyright Control


  • Booking – General Talent International
  • Engineer – Patrick Adams
  • Engineer [Assistant Engineer] – "Lazer" Mike Rhodes
  • Management – Rush Artist Management
  • Music By [All Music Played By] – Stevie Blass Griffin*
  • Producer – Eric B. & Rakim
  • Written-By – E. Barrier*, W. Griffin*


Track durations printed on labels.

Issued in a LP style spined picture sleeve.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 011781 125665
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout Etched): MCAT - 1256 (etching scratched out) A ORLAKE B
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout Etched): MCAT - 1256 (etching scratched out) B2 ORLAKE
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: BIEM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
UNI-50003 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader ‎(7", Single) UNI Records UNI-50003 US 1988
WDOPE 1 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader ‎(7", Promo) MCA Records WDOPE 1 UK 1988
WDOPET 1A DL Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader ‎(12", Promo) MCA Records WDOPET 1A DL UK 1988
none Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader ‎(Cass, S/Sided, Single, Promo) UNI Records none US 1988
DMCA 1256 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader ‎(CD, Maxi, Gol) MCA Records DMCA 1256 UK 1988