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    Rakim

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    Genre:Hip-Hop, Rap
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    Albums:3
    Songs:87

    Most Popular Songs (more)

    13 Pa 3 lyrics
    2How I Get Down lyrics
    3
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    Off The Hook lyrics
    Jody Watley and Rakim
    4Murderer lyrics
    5Remember That lyrics
    6Milk & Honey lyrics
    7You And I lyrics
    8Waiting For The World To End lyrics
    9Heat It Up lyrics
    10Outro (the 18th Letter) lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1The Master [1999]
    2The Seventh Seal [2009]
    3
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    18th Letter [1997]

    Biography

    William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time.

    Eric B. & Rakim's classic album Paid in Full was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV, while Rakim himself was ranked #4 on MTV's list of the Greatest MCs of All Time. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that "Rakim is near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs -- perhaps the greatest -- of all time within the hip-hop community." The editors of About.com ranked him #1 on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). Rakim began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, who in 2011 were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

    Rakim is the nephew of American R&B singer and actress Ruth Brown. He grew up in Wyandanch, New York, and became involved in the New York hip hop scene at 18. Eric B. brought him to Marley Marl's house to record "Eric B. is President." At the time Griffin was fresh out of high school and on his way to college, but he decided to forgo higher education and instead chose to record with Eric B.

    Griffin then known as Kid Wizard was introduced to the Nation of Islam in 1986, joined The Nation of Gods and Earths (also known as the 5 Percent Nation), and took the name Rakim Allah.

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