Hollywood is famous for hip hop songs. 70% of young artists are working with song rapping nowadays. They reinvented the genre with much humor and interest. They include different fusions oi typical hip hops.
In this article, you will know about the rising star of a Rap song.,this guy has the talent to flourish himself in the modern music industry. So let’s know about RAKIM’S net worth and his personal life.
Who is Rakim?
William Michael Griffin, popularly known as Rakim ( his stage name), is a talented rapper and record producer of America.
He is famous for talent and skill. You may know that everyone related to the rapping industry longed for skills like Rakim.
He has a strong music background. His uncle, Late Ruth Brown, was a famous R&B singer.
In childhood, he wanted to be a football player, but as time passes by, he introduced to local DJ Eric B and began writing lyrics from that time. He also used Eric’s instrument to play music.
How he became Rakim from William Michael Griffin?
In 1986, he was primarily introduced to Islam’s nation and then adopted the name, “Rakim Allah. He also used the name as his stage me.
However, this rapper is known with lots of names like,’ ‘RAKIM’, ‘The Emcee,’ ‘The God’ etc.
Rakim’s Bio at a glance
|Name||William Griffin Michael|
|Celebrity name||Rakim, Ra, The God|
|Date of Birth||28th January 1968|
|Birthplace||Wyandanch, New York, United States|
|Zodiac sign||Aquaria(water bearer)|
|Age||52 years old|
|Education||Wyande High School|
|Parents||William Griffin, Sri. (Father) Cynthia Griffin (mother)|
|Siblings||Steve Griffin ( brother)|
|Net worth||$4 million.|
|Last updated||October 2020|
Rakim Net Worth
According to October 2020, Rakim has an estimated net worth of 4 million dollars.
Rakim earned this enormous amount of money from his concerts, music albums, and earned more than $ 500 thousand from his famous album “The 18th letter” His other album “Seven seals” sold more than ten from that, he earned $12 thousand.
He is a legend in the hip hop arena. Starting from an early age, the singer earns all the names and games with much diligence and Don’t of his extraordinary talent.
Rakim’s Rap journey
In 1986 he met with Eric B, and they both started producing studio albums together. They gain the fame of being the most influential combo of Pop music.
After ranking as the top 4 famous duos among the ten best ones they got the nomination for Rock and Roll of fame in 2011.
After the initial popularity in 1987, they released their 1st debut album, “Paid in Full,” which peaked 58th position among 200 top billboards in the USA.
They produced five famous singles like: “Eric is president”, “I ain’t no joke”, I know you got soul,” “Move the crowd,” and “Paid in Full.”
Their singles attained moderate success, and they got Gold as their certificate from RIAA. Both critics and listeners received their album wholeheartedly.
Career from 1990
In 1990 Eric B and Rakim Launched Their third album, “Let the rhythm hit ’em. After eight years, in 1998, the album received recognition from The source. It was enlisted among the top 100 best rap songs.
Rakim dedicated the back cover to his father, and his favorite producer Paul C. Paul worked at the beginning of Rakim’s career.
“Don’t Sweat the Technic” was Rakim and Eric duo’s fourth and final album. After the successful recognition of the final album, Eric and Rakim broke up with each other.
Then from 1993 to 2000, he sang for solo albums. At that time, he made some appearances in films like “Gunmen.”
In 1997 he signed with Universal record and released his debut solo album “The 18th letter. The album was finally released with a record of #4 among the top 200 billboards.
Rakim had a high expectation from the album, and as a result, he got Gold from RIAA for his superb singing quality.
Later in 1999, he released another album, but it sold poorly. Then he appeared on three music albums like: “The seduction of Claus Debussy,” drum n bass, etc.
Then in 2007, he signed for the album,’ The seventh seal.” And it was finally released in 2009.
At last, in 2016, after the 26years of detached Eric and Rakim joined together again. Both of them were as friendly as before.
They planned to go on a trip and selected four places for the journey. Their fans are early waiting to see their collaborated studio album soon.