Up Late With Contemptor: ‘Paid In Full’ By Eric B. & Rakim

Thank you for supporting Contemptor. Here's a pretty awesome song to show you our appreciation.

Song: Paid in Full (Mini Madness – The Coldcut Remix)

Performed by: Eric B. & Rakim

Written by: Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah

Released: 1987

Chart Positions: #65 US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, #3 US Hot Dance Club Play

Fun Little Tidbit: Coldcut were only paid 700 British pounds to provide their classic remix to the song. DJ Eric B. wasn’t a big fan of the final result, calling it “girly disco,” but Rakim dug it, saying it was “the best remix he’d ever heard.”


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