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"
"I Ain't No Joke"
"I Know You Got Soul"
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


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


  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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