Double vinyl LP pressing. Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em is Eric B. & Rakim's third album, originally released on May 22, 1990. Despite the fact that it didn't produce any hit singles as popular as the duo's previous albums, it is considered by many to be their most coherent album, and is one of only a few rap albums that have received a 5-mic rating when it was reviewed in The Source Magazine. This will be the first time the album is available as 2LP format. Eric B. & Rakim formed in Long Island, New York, in 1986, composed of Eric B. (born Eric Barrier) and MC Rakim (born William Michael Griffin Jr.).