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Rakim (pronounced rah-KIM) (Born William Michael Griffin Jr. on January 28, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an American rapper and pioneer of the musical genre of hip hop. He is consistently cited as one of the most influential and skilled MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship.s (and top amongst the most influential rappers) in hip-hop history, having revolutionized hip-hop lyricism with his complex flow, elaborate metaphors and rapid delivery. Together with Eric B, he released a number of classic albums between 1987 and 1992. To date his most successful album is ‘The 18th Letter,’ released in 1997 as his solo debut album.
Griffin 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 a young age. 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. Leshaun
When Griffin turned 16, he joined The Nation of Gods and Earths (also known as the 5 Percent Nation) and changed his name to Rakim Allah.[5]|[edit] With Eric B.
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Top 10 Rakim Songs
It's Been a Long Time
Stay A While
Guess Who's Back
The Saga Begins
Remember That
Guess Who's Back (Alternative Mix)
Holy Are You
when i be on the mic
Show Me Love
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Top 10 Rakim Albums
The 18th Letter
The Master
The Seventh Seal
The 18th Letter / The Book Of Life
8 Mile Soundtrack
The 18th Letter (disc 2: The Book of Life)
8 Mile Ost
Holy Are You
Holy Are You - Single
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