PICS: Eric B. & Rakim at House of Blues

Golden age hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim brought some East Coast flavor to House of Blues San Diego on April 30.

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Rakim is widely considered one of the greatest MCs of all time.
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Eric B. is the production half of the New York-based duo.
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Their DJ/MC partnership has influenced the biggest names in rap since the '80s.
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The two joined forces in 1986 in Long Island, New York.
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Their critically acclaimed career started with their first single, "Eric B. is President" / "My Melody."
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After the success of that single, they signed a deal with MCA.
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In 1993, Eric B. & Rakim broke up as a result of a label dispute.
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Both wanted to pursue solo careers, but the label wasn't having it.
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Unless, of course, they split up.
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So, they did.
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Luckily, they reunited in 2016.
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That's over 20 years apart!
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Rakim has made guest appearances on songs by Jay-Z, Nas, Kanye West and more.
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