I Ain't No Joke

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"I Ain't No Joke"
I Ain't No Joke single.jpg
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)
Music video
"I Ain't No Joke" on YouTube

"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 Flavor Flav of the group Public Enemy.[2] The song was selected by Jay-Z for the NBA 2K13 soundtrack. It was also featured in the video game Saints Row

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Huey, Steve. allmusic Eric B. & Rakim > Biography. Allmusic. Accessed August 15, 2008.
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TN-kDEKxF0&ob=av2e Music Video

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