Rakim Net Worth

Hip-Hop and Rap was born in the streets in the late 1970’s. In the following decade it emerged as the primary form of music for the black community to outrage their anger towards law enforcement brutality directed at them. Gangsta-rap and commercial rap rose from the ghetto to the mainstream media and is now one of the most popular music genres around. Rakim is a Rapper, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Composer from unknown. A very talented writer and vocalist Rakim started his journey in the rap game since the 1’st birthday on unknown. The rapper comes from United States of America and has Jabar Griffin offsprings. Some nicknames that have been applied to Rakim are William 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. Many records sold and tons of tours and concerts later Rakim is estimated to have a net worth of $1 Million.

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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.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Rakim
  • Net Worth: $1 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 28, 1968
  • Place Of Birth: Wyandanch, New York, United States
  • Profession: Rapper, Record producer, Singer-songwriter, Composer
  • Nationality: United States of America
  • Children: Jabar Griffin
  • Parents: William Griffin Sr.
  • Siblings: Steve Griffin
  • Nicknames: William 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
  • Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/rakimallah
  • MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/rakimallah
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0707582
  • Awards: BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award
  • Music Groups: Eric B. & Rakim
  • Nominations: VGX Award for Best Song in a Game
  • Movies: Chuck D’s Hip Hop Hall of Fame

Facts

  • Was once signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label, but due to creative differences no album came about.
  • Has 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.
  • Nephew of Ruth Brown.
  • Converted 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.
  • Hip-hop MC; half of the duo Eric B. & Rakim.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Togetherness 2015 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Dope 2015 writer: “Juice Know The Ledge” – as William Griffin
Fresh Dressed 2015 Documentary writer: “Move The Crowd”
Top Five 2014 performer: “When I B On tha Mic”
EA Sports UFC 2014 Video Game performer: “Guilty All the Same” / writer: “Guilty All the Same”
Battle of the Year 2013 writer: “Know the Ledge” – as William Griffin
Parenthood 2012 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary 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 Lawyer 2011 writer: “Don’t Sweat the Technique” – as William Griffin
Limitless 2011/I writer: “Don’t Sweat The Technique” – as William Griffin
Dance Central 2010 Video Game writer: “Don’t Sweat The Technique” – as William Griffin
Cop Out 2010 writer: “Follow the Leader” – as William Griffin
Dance Flick 2009 writer: “Know the Ledge Juice” – as William Griffin
Fish Tank 2009 writer: “Juice Know the Ledge”, “Don’t Sweat the Technique” – as William D. Griffin
Center Stage: Turn It Up 2008 writer: “Don’t Sweat” – as William Griffith
Step Up 2: The Streets 2008 writer: “Money in the Bank” – as William Griffin
Skate. 2007 Video Game performer: “Juice Know the Ledge” / writer: “Juice Know the Ledge”
So You Think You Can Dance 2005 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004 Video Game performer: “I Know You Got Soul”
Tony Hawk’s Underground 2 2004 Video Game writer: “Soul Brother #1” – as William Griffin
Old School 2003 writer: “Papered Up” – as William Griffin
Brown Sugar 2002 writer: “Paid in Full 7 Minutes of Madness Remix” – as William Griffin
Paid in Full 2002 writer: “Paid in Full” – as William Griffin
The Wash 2001 writer: “I Aint No Joke” – as William Griffin
Life as a House 2001 writer: “Rearranged” – as William Griffin
Freddy Got Fingered 2001 writer: “Microphone Fiend” – as William Griffin
Scratch 2001 Documentary writer: “Know the Ledge Juice”, “Microphone Fiend” – as William Griffin
High Fidelity 2000 writer: “Juice Know the Ledge”, “What’s On Your Mind” – as William Griffin
Boiler Room 2000 performer: “New York Ya Out There” / writer: “New York Ya Out There”
American Psycho 2000 writer: “Paid In Full Coldcut Remix” – as W. Griffin
The Rugrats Movie 1998 performer: “Take the Train” / writer: “Take the Train”
The Replacement Killers 1998 writer: “Makes Me Wanna Die”
Tommy Boy 1995 as William Griffin, “I Love It Loud Injected Mix”
CB4 1993 writer: “Paid in Full” – as William Griffin
Juice 1992 producer: “Juice Know the Ledge” / writer: “Juice Know the Ledge” – as William Griffin
House Party 2 1991 writer: “What’s On Your Mind” – as William Griffin
House Party 1990 writer: “Run 4 Cover” – as W. Griffin
Producer
Title Year Status Character
From Scratch: The Birth of Hip Hop 2016 Documentary executive producer / producer
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Off-Time post-production Mack Griffin
Thanks
Title Year Status Character
Down with the Kings 2008 Short special musical thanks
Self
Title Year Status Character
Hip-Hop Evolution 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hip-Hop Evolution 2016 Documentary Himself
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music 2014 Documentary Himself
Memories of Paul C McKasty 2013 Video documentary
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary Himself
Sample: Not for Sale 2012 Documentary Himself – Interviewee
How Hip Hop Changed the World 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 TV Special
The Hip Hop Live Tour 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Classic: Better Than I’ve Ever Been 2007 Video short Himself
Ali Rap 2006 TV Movie Himself
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors 2006 TV Movie Himself – Honoree
The Drop 2006 TV Series Himself
The MC: Why We Do It 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Art of 16 Bars: Get Ya’ Bars Up 2005 Video documentary Himself
3rd Annual BET Awards 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Def Poetry 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Chris Rock Show 1997 TV Series Himself
The Voice of a Nation 1993 Video documentary
Gunmen 1993 Himself
In Living Color 1992 TV Series Himself – Musical Guest
Rapmania: The Roots of Rap 1990 TV Movie documentary Himself
Soul Train 1987 TV Series documentary Guest
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself