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William Micahel Griffin, Jr., simply known by his stage name Rakim, was born on 28 January 1968, in Wyandanch, New York State USA. Rakim is a famous rapper and Master of Ceremonies (MC), who is perhaps best known for being a half of the duo called “Eric B. & Rakim”; the duo is considered to be one of the best and most acclaimed in hip hop. Although they do not perform together anymore, Rakim has become acclaimed as a solo artist and also as one of the best MCs in the industry. As he has been working in the music industry for 30 years, he knows very well how to make successful songs and please his fans.

If you consider how rich Rakim is, it can be said that Rakim’s estimated net worth is $1 million. He mainly gained this sum of money because of his career as a rapper. Another activity which added a lot to Rakim’s net worth is him being one of the best MCs. Now the main source of Rakim’s net worth is his work as a solo artist.

Rakim Net Worth $1 Million

Rakim’s aunt, Ruth Brown, is a well-known singer and actress so he became familiar with the music industry from the very young age. When he was 18 years-old he met the famous record producer, Marley Marl and started working with him. This was the time when Rakim’s net worth began growing. In 1986 the duo called “Eric B. & Rakim”,was created, and in 1987 they released their first album called “Paid in Full”. This album included such singles as “I Know You Got Soul”, “I Ain’t No Joke”, “Move the Crowd” among others, and gained considerable acclaim which had a huge impact on the growth of Rakim’s net worth. One year later they released their second album, called “Follow the Leader”. After that “Eric B. & Rakim” released two more albums, which also became popular and added a lot to Rakim’s net worth.

Despite the success this duo had, in 1992 they decided to go their separate ways and start their solo careers. In 1997 Rakim released his first studio album as a solo artist, called “The 18th Letter”, and it received a lot of praise. He has since released 2 more albums, “The Seventh Seal” and “The Master”. Rakim has recently announced that he is working on his new album.

During his career, Rakim has also collaborated with various artists, including “The Roots”, “Linkin Park”, “DMX”, Pharrell Williams and others. It is clear that Rakim is one of the most acclaimed and respected rappers in the industry. He has his own unique rapping and musical style, which separates him from other rappers in the industry.

In hois personal life,Rakim has been married to his high school sweetheart Felicia for 25 years. All in all, it can be said that Rakim is a very talented and hardworking artist, who has already achieved a lot during his career. There is no doubt that he is respected and acclaimed among other musicians. He has also influenced many contemporary artists and has fans all over the world. Now he is 47 years old and still continues working and creating new music. Finally, Rakim’ talent has made a huge change in the hip hop world and his name will, undoubtedly, be written in the history of the music industry.

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 28, 1968
Birth place: Wyandanch, New York, United States
Profession:Rapper, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
Nationality:United States of America
Children:Jabar Griffin
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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Producer

Producer

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

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Off-Timepost-productionMack Griffin

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Down with the Kings2008Short special musical thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
Gunmen1993Himself
In Living Color1992TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Soul Train1987TV Series documentaryGuest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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

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