Today In Hip-Hop: Eric B. & Rakim Release ‘Don’t Sweat The Technique’

On this day, June 23, in hip-hop history… 1992: It wasn’t supposed to be their last album. Both members of the duo were interested in working on solo projects, but The R and The President had no intention of splitting after their fourth LP was released and their contract with MCA expired. When disputes over ownership of masters and distribution of royalties arose, however, Don’t Sweat The Technique became a bifurcation of both hip-hop’s most successful duo to date and the culture at large. The nostalgia of Don’t Sweat The Technique isn’t just rooted in Eric B. & Rakim’s final collaborations. The ...

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