I Ain't No Joke

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"I Ain't No Joke"
Single by Eric B. & Rakim
from the album Paid in Full
Released 1987
Format 12"
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:54
Label 4th & B'way
Writer(s) Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
Producer(s) Eric Barrier, Rakim Allah
Eric B. & Rakim singles chronology
"Eric B. Is President"
(1986)
"I Ain't No Joke"
(1987)
"I Know You Got Soul"
(1987)

"I Ain't No Joke" is a song by rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, released as the second single from their debut studio album Paid in Full. It peaked at number thirty-eight on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks. Described as one of the album's "monumental singles",[1] Michael Di Bella wrote in the All Music Guide to Rock that "Rakim grabs the listener by the throat and illustrates his mastery of the rhyming craft". A music video was made for it, featuring dancing from Flava Flav of the group Public Enemy.[2] The song was selected by Jay-Z for the NBA 2K13 soundtrack.[3]

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Chart (1987) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs 38

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