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I don't think any of us saw this coming!  They announced it on their official Twitter account. They also have an official website. I get the impression these were Eric B's and that they are in the process of being updated.

Most people know that after they released four dope studio albums and because an iconic group, they a business fall out and weren't really on good terms for decades. It looks like they finally patched things up. Eric B & Rakim was one of FP's favorite groups. Perhaps seeing this will prompt him to realize he needs to stop dragging his feet on the JJ+FP tour. After all, he's always gotten inspired by artists he's admired.

Here's the website: http://ericbandrakim.com/

And their Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricBandRakim


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Okayplayer just posted a short article on it...

by William Ketchum III

Eric B. & Rakim Announce Reunion, Upcoming Tour

Eric B. & Rakim Announce Reunion, Upcoming Tour

It ain’t no joke: iconic rap duo Eric B. & Rakim have announced a reunion and an upcoming tour.

On Oct. 20, the duo released a simple message from their @EricBandRakim Twitter account: “It’s official. You heard it here first. We are back.” But on Saturday, they released a poll giving their followers four choices of where to launch their upcoming tour: New York, Las Vegas, London and Australia.

They also offered Eric. B for president – a choice that many would likely love over either of this year’s candidates. “Vote @EricB because our Great Country deserves a POTUS who can MOVE THE CROWD,” the account tweeted. “@realDonaldTrump cannot and @HillaryClinton will not. EB will!”

Eric B & Rakim were the premier rap duo of the 1980s: Rakim being the God MC known for his innovative, literally state-of-the-art rhymes, and Eric B.’s stripped down production and DJing. With classic cuts like “Eric B. Is President,” “I Ain’t No Joke” and “Paid In Full,” and their huge chains, they essentially ushered in rap’s first golden era – and Rakim rightfully remains in many rappers’ top 10 lists.

They parted ways around 1993, and continued their careers separately. After a brief trial run with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment in the early 2000s, Rakim released 2009’s The Seventh Seal, which is his third and most recent solo album. He announced a new album last year, though he hasn’t delivered one yet.

Complex reports that their last time sharing the stage was about six years ago, at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame’s Induction Gala.

Whether this reunion results in new music or not, it sounds like a tour full of memories to be made when one of the most iconic rap duos of all time hits the road. Stay tuned to Okayplayer for more updates on the reunion, and watch the videos below for a couple reminders of their greatness.


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Ummmm....what's up?  This was on Eric B's official website and twitter.

Rakim Rep Says Claims Of Reunion w/ Eric B. Are “Completely False”

Rakim Rep Says Reunion Rumors Are "Completely False"

Photo by Michael Ochs

Sad to say, but it turns out that those Eric B. & Rakim reunion rumors were, in fact, a joke. Not a funny one, but one that was perhaps made a little too soon. We reached out to Rakim’s management and learned that even though Ra and Eric have been speaking and remaining close in recent years, “Any statements pertaining to an Eric B and Rakim reunion are completely false.” So there’s no tour and no new music to speak on for the time being. And don’t get us started on those Lord Quas rumors. As much as the very thought might eat away at your true-school loving brain, Madlib‘s squirrel-voiced mad-rapping alter-ego has nothing to do with any potential reunion of Eric B. & Rakim, painful as it is for us to write. 

But don’t worry folks, all hope is not lost. Ra’s management assures us that it’s all love between the two legends and Rakim himself delivered a statement of gratitude to his fans:

“It’s always a blessing to feel that love and support from the fans and I’m definitly going to be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Paid in Full in 2017 even if I’m not sure how yet.”

Their debut album hits 30 laps around the sun in July of next year. There may be movement by then, but in the meantime, we’ll all be playing the waiting game.


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