How rich is Rakim?
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|Birth date:||January 28, 1968|
|Birth place:||Wyandanch, New York, United States|
|Profession:||Rapper, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Composer|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Rakim Net Worth 1 Million
Rakim is a renowned Rapper from the Golden age hip hop days. His real name is William Michael Griffin Jr. “Rakim is one half of the famed Golden age Hip Hop Duet, Eric B. & Rakim. He is frequently regarded as one of the most talented MCs of all time. His record, Paid in full, was regarded as the greatest Hip Hop record by MTV in 2006. “Rakim was ranked number 4 on the MTV’s list of the greatest MCs of all time. Steve Huey of Allmusic said that, “Rakim is near-universally recognized as one of the greatest MCs — possibly the greatest — of all time within the hip hop community.” The source magazine named him #1 on their list of the Best lyricists of all time. He is the nephew of the famed R&B vocalist, Ruth Brown. He indulged in the Hip Hop arena at age 18. He was earlier known as Child Wizard. He converted to Islam at age sixteen and adopted the name, Rakim Allah. The single was heard by the owner of Island records and they were immediately signed.
Rakim and Eric B.
In 1987, the Duo released their first record, Paid in full, and it went to become one of the most powerful hip hop record of all time. The record achieved a moderate Success and sold more than five hundred thousand copies. It was declared gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. It was lyrically more coherent compared to the previous albums by the duet. It received rave reviews from the critics for it is thick lyrics. Do not Sweat the Technique was the last record declared by the celebrated Duet in 1992. It was a small hit. The couple split as a result of legal and private problems afterwards.
As a solo artist Rakim released albums such as 1997 ‘The 18th Letter’, 1999 The Master, 2008 The Archive: Live, Lost & Found, and 2009 The Seventh Seal. Rakim’s solo attempt was critically accepted. “Rakim worked with Dr. Dre as well for a while but they separated because of creative differences. About his record The Seventh Seal, Rakim once said, he number 7 has a lot of importance. The Seventh Seal deals with that and also some disclosures in the Bible. By me naming my record that, I’m using it metaphorically in hip hop. I’m hoping to kill the old state of hip hop and start with the new.” He once said, “The seals are from the Bible—Revelations and the coming of the Apocalypse. But Islam, Judaism, Christianity—all have a model of the same events. The Lion of Judah breaks the seven seals one by one, each imparting knowledge and inflicting calamity, ending with seven trumpets declaring the end of Times. After the Apocalypse, God rises from the ashes to recreate the Kingdom, choosing just the greatest components from days gone by together. When you have a look at Hip Hop, I wish to accomplish that: to spit fire and require our greatest from the ashes to build our kingdom; to understand all the regional styles, aware lyrics, the tracks, underground, mainstream, the way we treat each other. Lose the rubbish and reconstruct our scene. I’ve consistently tried to fit consciousness and spirituality within my records, interpreting the writings of cultures and religions and how they apply to life these days.”
Among the most powerful rappers of all time!
Rakim was known for his laid back, relaxed yet powerful lyrics. Rakim has been mentioned as an inspiration by many rappers such as Eminem,Tupac, Nas, Kool G. Rap, Jay-Z, Biggie and Kendrick Lamar. His velvet smooth flow, internally elaborate rhymes and powerful lyrics make him one of the greatest rappers of all time. Rakim’s subject matter generally included, own rapping abilities and Islamic religion.
“To be truthful, being the game has changed so much, you come hoping for the best and expecting the worst. To my surprise, there’s a lot of love out here for me.”
“What was once easy became bemused and difficult, which brings us back to the mystic issue, who is God?” “I’ll take seven emcees, set ’em in a line. Add seven more brothers who believe they could rhyme. It’ll take seven more before I go for my, and that’s 21 emcees ate up at exactly the same time.” “Letting off ammo in every direction, Allah is my only protection. But wait a minute, Saddam Hussein begs the same.”