Eric B. & Rakim ‎– Follow The Leader

UNI Records ‎– UNI-3
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Follow The Leader 5:33
A2 Microphone Fiend 5:14
A3 Lyrics Of Fury 4:13
A4 Eric B. Never Scared 5:19
A5 Just A Beat 2:05
B1 Put Your Hands Together 5:14
B2 To The Listeners 4:30
B3 No Competition 3:50
B4 The R 3:53
B5 Musical Massacre 4:28
B6 Beats For The Listeners 4:08

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Power Play Studio.
Mastered at Frankford Wayne Studios.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 39405-0003-1 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 039405000315
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): UNI 7965
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): UNI 7966
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (variant 1)): UNI-7965-FW1 CSB ♪♪ F/W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (variant 1)): UNI-7966-FW1 CSB ♪♪ F/W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (variant 2)): UNI-7965-FW3 CSB ♪♪ F/W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (variant 2)): UNI-7966-FW3 CSB ♪♪ F/W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A (variant 3)): UNI-7965-FW1 CSB ♪♪ F/W
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B (variant 3)): UNI-7966-FW2 CSB ♪♪ F/W

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
602557414592 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(2xLP, Album, RE, 180) Geffen Records, Universal Music Group, UNI Records 602557414592 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
255 711-2 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(CD, Album) MCA Records 255 711-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
400.528, 767.0137 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(Cass, Album) MCA Records, MCA Records 400.528, 767.0137 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
EN-2490 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN-2490 US 1988 Sell This Version
MCG 6031 Eric B. & Rakim Follow The Leader(LP, Album) MCA Records MCG 6031 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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August 16, 2018
I hate to say that this might be better than paid in full. The rhyme style and flow and the beats are top notch. Best tracks in my opinion on the album are 1. Microphone fiend 2. Musical massacre 3. Follow the leader. Musical massacres never got on a 12 and I don’t no why it’s so funky, it’s that jimmy castor sample that makes it and the lyrics.


July 13, 2016
Man,Right on!!!!! Thank You! No dis to the others but DAM!!! Rakim is one of the BEST lyrical MC'S from the 80's and 90's and now! The others wish they could flow like Rakim! Paid In Full was a dope lp,Eric B is President is the first 12" that I got threw the record pool here In VA. Look Rakim is the best beat rhymer there is!!! Eric B and Rakim is the Best!


June 16, 2016
Always amazes me how there can be a heap of reviews for a Nas album yet nothing for an album like this.
Follow up to the massive Paid In Full album and at the time of course it received it's fair share of negative reviews which always plagues 2nd albums by know it all music types mostly who have never released any music themselves.
Anyway had this album come before Paid In Full it would have been received just as fondly, I love this album as much as Paid In Full if not more so. Follow The Leader, Microphone Fiend, The R, Put Your Hands Together etc etc are such dope tracks and like the first album weird interlude/ instrumental tracks were included which adds to the mystic vibe Rakim carried.
Rakims rhymes are still some of the best rhymes EVER full stop.