Music Review: 'Don't Sweat the Technique' | EW.com

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Don't Sweat the Technique Eric B. & Rakim have gone back to the well too many times, retaining the technique without maintaining the energy. After their groundbreaking 1987...Don't Sweat the TechniqueHip-Hop/Rap Eric B. & Rakim have gone back to the well too many times, retaining the technique without maintaining the energy. After their groundbreaking 1987...1992-07-31
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Don't Sweat the Technique

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Producer (group): MCA; Status: In Season

Eric B. & Rakim have gone back to the well too many times, retaining the technique without maintaining the energy. After their groundbreaking 1987 debut, they’ve stayed put with Rakim’s laid-back chilly delivery and Eric B.’s James Brown collection. On their fourth album, Don’t Sweat the Tecnique, they’ve added explicit appeals and a touch of jazz to ”Teach the Children.” If the entire collection maintained the roller coaster rush of ”Teach” or ”Casualties of War,” no one would mind — but it doesn’t.

Originally posted July 31 1992 — 12:00 AM EDT

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