Rakim is the legendary mc that showed up in the late eighties as a part of group Eric B and Rakim. Over the years he established himself as one of the most influential and popular mc of his time. One of his albums “Paid in Full” can be found on MTV`s list of the best hip-hop albums of all time.
The list was created in 2006. Plus, in the list of the greatest emcees of all time, he was in fourth place. His rapping skills are widely recognized across the world. We are going to introduce you to his biography and his net worth.
Rakim was born as William Michael Griffin Junior, on the twenty-eighth of January 1968. He was born and spent his childhood in New York. His aunt was Ruth Brown, who was a famous actress and singer. His personal life is mostly unknown due to his private nature. Recently, a piece of information surfaced about him being single and looking for a woman to marry.
Since he had eighteen years, he was a part of the New York hip-hop scene and was its very influential member. In 1986, his friend and colleague Eric B. was the one that brought him to the record label where he got the chance to record something in the studio.
In the early days of his career, he was known as a Kid Wizard. His first couple of live shows were at his High School named Wyandanch. Next year, he was introduced to the Nation of Islam, he converted to Islam, and changed his name to Rakim Allah.
Along with his friend Eric B. he recorded several studio albums. Some of them were considered nothing less of a classic. They were active from 1983 to 1993, then they stopped recording, and in 2016 they started working together again.
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The wealth of Rakim has only one source, his musical career, and all that comes with it. Some of his albums were very successful during his career, both solo studio albums, and Eric B. and Rakim albums. He has a high number of tours and shows throughout the year.
Also, he acquired some endorsements, that increased his wealth. His net worth is estimated at $3 million. His career is very long since he started working in the music industry when he was at a really young age. Today, he is considered to be one of the legends in the hip-hop industry.