Rakim
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1968-01-28
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Rakim

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 ...

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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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Eric B. & Rakim
I Know You Got Soul
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I Know You Got Soul
Eric B. & Rakim
Paid In Full
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Paid In Full
Truth Hurts
Addictive
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Addictive
Eric B. & Rakim
Don't Sweat The Technique
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Don't Sweat The Technique
Truth Hurts
Addictive (Remix) (feat. Rakim)
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Addictive (Remix) (feat. Rakim)
JAY Z
The Watcher 2 (feat. Dr. Dre, Truth Hurts & Rakim)
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The Watcher 2 (feat. Dr. Dre, Truth Hurts & Rakim)
Rakim
In the Ghetto Tonight
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In the Ghetto Tonight
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)
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Rakim 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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