Rakim Net Worth

Rakim Net Worth is
$1 Million

Rakim Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Rakim is a renowned Rapper in the Golden age hip hop days. His actual name is William Michael Griffin Jr. The greatest MCs is one half of the famed Golden age Hip Hop Duet, Eric B. & Rakim. The greatest MCs is frequently regarded among the most talented MCs ever. His record, Paid in full, was regarded as the greatest Hip Hop record by MTV in 2006. He was rated number 4 on the MTVs list of the best MCs ever. Steve Huey of Allmusic said that, Rakim is near-universally recognized among the best MCs possibly the finest of all time within the hip hop community. The reference magazine named him #1 on their list of the Greatest lyricists ever. He could be the nephew of the famed R&B vocalist, Ruth Brown. He gratified in the Hip Hop arena at age 18. He was earlier known as Child Guru. He converted to Islam at age sixteen and embraced the name, Rakim Allah. The single was heard by whoever owns Island records and they were immediately signed.

In 1987, the Duo released their first record, Paid in full, and it went to become among the most powerful hip hop record ever. The record reached a reasonable Success and sold more than five hundred thousand copies. It was held gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. s Microphone Fiend, Lyrics of Fury, with no Competition. were the well-known tracks of the record. It was lyrically more coherent compared to previous records by the duet. It received rave reviews from the critics because of its thick lyrics. Dont Sweat the Technique was the last record declared by the infamous Duet in 1992. It turned out to be a modest hit. The duet split due to legal and private problems then.

Rakim was known for his laid back, relaxed yet strong lyrics. The greatest MCs has been mentioned as an inspiration by many rappers including Eminem, Tupac, Nas, Kool G. Rap, Jay Z, Biggie and Kendrick Lamar. His velvet smooth flow, internally complicated rhymes and strong lyrics make him one of the greatest rappers ever. Rakims subject matter generally contained, own rapping abilities and Islamic religion.

He worked with Dr. Dre as well for a while but they split because of creative differences. About his record The Seventh Seal, Rakim once said, he number 7 has lots of value. There are seven continents, seven seas. The Seventh Seal deals with that and additionally some disclosures in the Bible. By me naming my record that, Im using it metaphorically in hip hop. Im expecting to kill the old state of hip hop and begin with the new. But Islam, Judaism, Christianityall have a variation of exactly the same occasions. After the Apocalypse, God rises in the ashes to recreate the Realm, choosing just the best components from days gone by together. When you examine Hip Hop, I wish to accomplish that: to spit fire and take our greatest from the ashes to construct our realm; to understand all the regional styles, aware lyrics, the tracks, underground, mainstream, the way we handle each other. Lose the trash and reconstruct our scene. Ive always attempted to fit consciousness and spirituality within my records, interpreting the writings of cultures and faiths and how they apply to life today.

To be true, being the game has changed so substantially, you come hoping to find the best and anticipating the worst. To my surprise, theres lots of love out here for me. What was once simple became perplexed and difficult, which brings us back to the mystic issue, who’s God? Add seven more brothers who believe they could rhyme. Letting off ammo in every way, Allah is my only protection. But wait a minute, Saddam Hussein begs the same.

Full NameRakim
Net Worth$1 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 28, 1968
Place Of BirthWyandanch, New York, United States
ProfessionRapper, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
NationalityUnited States of America
ChildrenJabar Griffin
ParentsWilliam Griffin Sr.
SiblingsSteve Griffin
NicknamesWilliam Griffin , The Alpha and Omega of Hip-Hop , Rakim Allah , The R. , The God MC , Ra , R.A.K.I.M. , The Master , The God Emcee , The God
AwardsBET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award
Music GroupsEric B. & Rakim
NominationsVGX Award for Best Song in a Game
MoviesChuck D's Hip Hop Hall of Fame
Star SignAquarius
1Was once signed to Dr. Dre's Aftermath label, but due to creative differences no album came about.
2Has consistently been called one of the greatest MCs of all time, the God MC, by the likes of Nas, Jay Z, '50 cent', Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and others. In the late 1980s he added a complex flow and fluid delivery to the art of rhyming that many said was ahead of its time.
3Nephew of Ruth Brown.
4Converted to Faradian (as in W.D. Fard, Elijah Muhammad, the Nation of Islam, and the Nation of Gods and Earths) Islam at age 16, taking the Godly name of Rakim Allah. His lyrics often contain references to the Five Percenters and its Universal Language. Any coincidence between the Nation of Gods and Earths and traditional Islam is accidental, as this form of Islam, which is actually a social movement instead of a faith, a bacronym for I-Self Lord and Master, is a made-up religion that only has Islamic elements in it.
5Hip-hop MC; half of the duo Eric B. & Rakim.


Togetherness2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dope2015writer: "Juice Know The Ledge" - as William Griffin
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "Move The Crowd"
Top Five2014performer: "When I B On tha Mic"
EA Sports UFC2014Video Game performer: "Guilty All the Same" / writer: "Guilty All the Same"
Battle of the Year2013writer: "Know the Ledge" - as William Griffin
Parenthood2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Follow The Leader", "The 18th Letter Always And Forever" / writer: "Follow The Leader", "The 18th Letter Always And Forever", "My Melody" / writer: "Microphone Fiend" - as William Griffin
The Lincoln Lawyer2011writer: "Don't Sweat the Technique" - as William Griffin
Limitless2011/Iwriter: "Don't Sweat The Technique" - as William Griffin
Dance Central2010Video Game writer: "Don't Sweat The Technique" - as William Griffin
Cop Out2010writer: "Follow the Leader" - as William Griffin
Dance Flick2009writer: "Know the Ledge Juice" - as William Griffin
Fish Tank2009writer: "Juice Know the Ledge", "Don't Sweat the Technique" - as William D. Griffin
Center Stage: Turn It Up2008writer: "Don't Sweat" - as William Griffith
Step Up 2: The Streets2008writer: "Money in the Bank" - as William Griffin
Skate.2007Video Game performer: "Juice Know the Ledge" / writer: "Juice Know the Ledge"
So You Think You Can Dance2005TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game performer: "I Know You Got Soul"
Tony Hawk's Underground 22004Video Game writer: "Soul Brother #1" - as William Griffin
Old School2003writer: "Papered Up" - as William Griffin
Brown Sugar2002writer: "Paid in Full 7 Minutes of Madness Remix" - as William Griffin
Paid in Full2002writer: "Paid in Full" - as William Griffin
The Wash2001writer: "I Aint No Joke" - as William Griffin
Life as a House2001writer: "Rearranged" - as William Griffin
Freddy Got Fingered2001writer: "Microphone Fiend" - as William Griffin
Scratch2001Documentary writer: "Know the Ledge Juice", "Microphone Fiend" - as William Griffin
High Fidelity2000writer: "Juice Know the Ledge", "What's On Your Mind" - as William Griffin
Boiler Room2000performer: "New York Ya Out There" / writer: "New York Ya Out There"
American Psycho2000writer: "Paid In Full Coldcut Remix" - as W. Griffin
The Rugrats Movie1998performer: "Take the Train" / writer: "Take the Train"
The Replacement Killers1998writer: "Makes Me Wanna Die"
Tommy Boy1995as William Griffin, "I Love It Loud Injected Mix"
CB41993writer: "Paid in Full" - as William Griffin
Juice1992producer: "Juice Know the Ledge" / writer: "Juice Know the Ledge" - as William Griffin
House Party 21991writer: "What's On Your Mind" - as William Griffin
House Party1990writer: "Run 4 Cover" - as W. Griffin


From Scratch: The Birth of Hip Hop2016Documentary executive producer / producer


Off-Timepost-productionMack Griffin


Down with the Kings2008Short special musical thanks


Hip-Hop Evolution2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Hip-Hop Evolution2016DocumentaryHimself
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music2014DocumentaryHimself
Memories of Paul C McKasty2013Video documentary
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
Sample: Not for Sale2012DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
How Hip Hop Changed the World2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
BET Hip Hop Awards 20082008TV Special
The Hip Hop Live Tour2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Classic: Better Than I've Ever Been2007Video shortHimself
Ali Rap2006TV MovieHimself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The Drop2006TV SeriesHimself
The MC: Why We Do It2005Video documentaryHimself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya' Bars Up2005Video documentaryHimself
3rd Annual BET Awards2003TV Special documentaryHimself
Def Poetry2002TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chris Rock Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Voice of a Nation1993Video documentary
In Living Color1992TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soul Train1987TV Series documentaryGuest

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And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

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