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Rakim is an American Rapper with a net worth of Rakim is $2 Million. Rakim is also known as the former pop duo Eric and one-half of Rakim and was born on 28 January 1968 in Wyandanch. he was born in New York to Cynthia and William Sr . Rakim’s Birth name was William Michael Griffin Jr . Rakim’s aunt was the queen of R&B . As a teenager Rakim attended Wandanch High School. He played as a quarterback on the school football team there. after meeting local DJ Eric B, Grafing began to focus more on music and moved away from football. then they started writing songs for it. 

Rakim started his career in 1980. Rakim’s wife’s name is Felicia, and both of them started dating during school time. Rakim has two sons and one daughter. his sons named Jabar and Tahmell and his daughter named Destiny. he also has a son from an old relationship with Nicole Smith. Rakim has also been arrested several times for failing to raise his son. 

What is Rakim’s net worth?

Net Worth$2 Million USD
Age55 Years
Born28 January 1968
ProfessionMusician, Singer and Songwriter
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$0.2 million
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Rakim whose original name was William Michael Griffin Jr was Born on January 28, 1968. Then he chose the name “Rakim” as his stage name like all other artists. His life was full of struggles and like every celebrity, he had to face so many hardships. Rakim has other names by which people know him are The God MC, Kid Wizard, The R, and The 18th Letter. Our rakim’s family belonged to the entertainment industry and he was the nephew of the famous late singer R&B and Worldwide famous Actress Ruth Brown. He was born on Long Island in the city of New York, area of Wyandanch. Micky Mouse was his favorite character and he wrote his first poem about him when he was just 7 years old. 

Firstly he chose to be an athlete and was a very good player in Football and he used to be a quarterback on his high school team.  one day his friend Alvin Toney came to him and arranged a meeting between DJ Eric B and Rakim. Rakim started writing lyrics that matched the instrumental style of Eric DJ. Then he enjoyed writing lyrics by imagining different scenarios and he started to be a musician and a singer in his future.Later in year 1985 after debuting by releasing his first recording in his high school Wyandanch High School, all students gave him the title of Kid Wizard. 

RAKIM became a part of the nation of Islam but later on, Rakim changed his mind and became a part of the 5% nation which was the nation of Gods and Earths. HE changed his name from Rakim to Rakim-U-Allah. Rakim also tried to use this name as his stage name but to avoid religious controversies he chose GOD MC. 

Career

In 1985, Eric B and Rakim Used to create music together and they were like best music buddies. Then because of some reasons they got separated suddenly in 1992. The Famous journalist Tom Terrell of channel NPR declared them “The most influential duo of POP industry to make Contemporary pop Music. Both of them were nominated for two awards one is Rock and Roll and the other one is Hall of Fame. Both were got nominated in 2011 but they did not win the awards. 

Marley Marl was a very good friend and roommate of Eric B, so he let them use his music studio to create duo albums with Rakim as Rakim decided to be the Top MC of New York. Independent Zakia Records released two songs named “Eric B is President” and “My Melody” in 1986. Founder of Def Jam Recordings “Russell Simmons” heard the single and decided to sign them to record albums for him. Both signed the contract with Island Records and in Manhattan’s Power Play Studios, both started creating music for their new albums.

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Finally, these two music birds released their album on July 7, 1987, with the title Paid In Full which was created in 4th and B’way Records. Rakim got lucky and all his stars were in his favor this time his album was in the 58th number on the Billboard 200 chart. Then they released 5 more single songs which were “I Ain’t No Joke, Move The Crowd, Eric B is President, “I Know You Got Soul” and Paid In Full. 

Breakthrough 

In his breakthrough era, Karim took a gap of two years to improve his music and stage performances. He worked on his performance style and he also practiced his vocals. Meanwhile, his already-released albums started getting fam and love again and reached 22nd number on the Billboard Pop Albums Chart of the US. Then Recording Industry Association of America certified these songs with the title of “Gold” as more than 500000 copies of this album were sold in the US. 

The third album was released by Rakim and Eric B which was “Let the Rhythm Hit ‘Em” in 1990. In This sound Fans loved the change in the voice of Rakim as his Voice became More Deeper and aggressive. In 1998 this album was announced as the 100th best rap Album by Source. The back cover of the album was dedicated to producer Paul C and Rakim’s Father “William”. 

Personal Life

Rakim is an American Rapper with a net worth of Rakim is $2 Million. He was born on 28 January 1968 in Wyandanch. He was born in New York to Cynthia and William Sr . Rakim’s Birth name was William Michael Griffin Jr . His wife’s name is Felicia, and both of them started dating during school time. Rakim has two sons and one daughter. his sons named Jabar and Tahmell and his daughter named Destiny. Rakim also has a son from an old relationship with Nicole Smith. Rakim has also been arrested several times for failing to raise his son. 

Career Highlights  

  • In 1985, Eric B and Rakim Used to create music together and released single albums and duos.
  • In 2011, Hall of Was released.
  • Later in 2011, Rakim and Eric released “Rock and Roll”.
  • In 2015, Eric B is president was released.
  • in 1986, they released “My Melody”.
  • On July 7, 1987, both released another album “Paid in Full”
  • Then in the same year, “I Ain’t No Joke” Was released.

Rakim Net worth

Rakim is a famous American Rapper and also a successful record producer. He owns a total net worth of $2 Million. In Rap music, Rakim was one of the best Rappers in the US. 1987 was his best-selling year as he earned about $1 Million this year from his album “Paid In Full”. In 1988 he made $500k for his album “Follow the Leader”. In 1990, he made $550k through the album “Let the Rythem Hit ’em”. Then near 1996 he made $520k for his famous album “The 18th Letter”. Later  in 2009, he made $12k for his album “The 7th Seal”. Keep reading more interesting articles on our page for more entertainment.

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