Rakim

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by Rakim

Biography

William Michael Griffin Jnr., 28 January 1968, Wyandanch, Long Island, New York, USA. Between 1987 and 1992, Rakim released four influential albums in partnership with Eric B that have accorded him the status of one of rap’s greatest figureheads. His complex, cross-referencing lyrics and relaxed delivery style inspired a new generation of hip-hop artists in the 90s, including the hugely successful Wu-Tang Clan, Nas and Dr. Dre. Following the duo’s split in 1992, Rakim worked on the... Read more

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hip-hop
rap
hip hop
old school
new york
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