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Pain In Full (Mini Madness: The Coldcut Remix)
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7"

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4/19/2014

2014 repress; originally an RSD release. "When Eric B & Rakim debuted with Paid in Full in the summer of '87 the album was an immediate classic. By the time the cut 'Paid in Full' was released as the album's fifth and final single, it became a hit in clubs, radio and MTV largely due to the song's remix. Enter Coldcut, a new DJ/remix team from the U.K who at the time just made a big splash with a record of their own, the cut and paste classic 'Say Kids What Time Is It.' It made such a huge buzz that Julian Palmer from Island Records urged them to do a remix of 'Paid in Full.' The result was the 'Mini Madness' mix which turned Rakim's one verse song into a magnum opus that that crossed cultures and influences into one seamless remix. Today it still holds as one of the most groundbreaking remixes ever, Rakim himself is even quoted as saying it was the 'best remix' he has ever heard. What made this remix so special was how Coldcut incorporated several new elements in producing their remix, mainly the use of vocal samples. The most prominent in these samples was the addition of Israeli singer Ofra Haza, whose voice when lowered in pitch, synced perfectly with the 'Paid in Full' breakbeat."