Often labeled the greatest year in hip-hop, 1988 saw the release of some of the best albums in hip-hop's history. It's tough to pick a favorite from the class of '88, but Eric B & Rakim's sophomore album, Follow the Leader, is a top contender. Released twenty years ago last Friday, Follow the Leader was a blazing follow-up to their 1987 debut, Paid in Full, and set Rakim aside as one of the innovators and pioneers of early hip-hop.
class of '88 muxtape
Check out the video for the title track (below).
Eric B & Rakim - Follow the Leader