Rakim
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1968-01-28
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William Michael Griffin, Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American emcee. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most ...

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Biography

William Michael Griffin, Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American emcee. 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.

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Truth Hurts
Addictive (Remix) (feat. Rakim)
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Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full
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Paid In Full Paid In Full Paid In Full Paid In Full
Eric B. & Rakim
I Know You Got Soul
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I Know You Got Soul I Know You Got Soul I Know You Got Soul I Know You Got Soul
Kanye West
Better Than I've Ever Been (Remix) (feat. Nas, KRS‐One & Rakim)
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Better Than I've Ever Been (Remix) (feat. Nas, KRS‐One & Rakim) Better Than I've Ever Been (Remix) (feat. Nas, KRS‐One & Rakim) Better Than I've Ever Been (Remix) (feat. Nas, KRS‐One & Rakim) Better Than I've Ever Been (Remix) (feat. Nas, KRS‐One & Rakim)
Eric B. & Rakim
Don't Sweat The Technique
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Biography

William Michael Griffin, Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American emcee. 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 in 2006, 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 #2 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. In 2012, The Source ranked him #1 on their list of the 'Top 50 Lyricists of All Time'.

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