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Who is Rakim?

Rakim: William Michael Griffin Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. One half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time.

  • also known as 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, William Michael Griffin Jr., Kid Wizard
  • born on (47 years ago) in Wyandanch
  • nationality: United States of America
  • profession: Rapper, record producer, singer-songwriter, composer
  • member of musical groups:
  • genres: East Coast hip hop, Hardcore hip hop, Hip hop music
  • albums: "Guess Who's Back", "The Master", "The 18th Letter", "The Seventh Seal", "The Archive: Live, Lost & Found", "Addictive", "Buffalo Gals Stampede", "Guilty All the Same"
  • filmography: "Chuck D's Hip Hop Hall of Fame"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to VGX Award for Best Song in a Game - "Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure" (for the song Getting Up Anthem: Part I), with Talib Kweli
      • BET Hip Hop Awards I Am Hip-Hop Icon Award


"Rakim" is a composition.

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Google previewUniversity Studies (1908)

by Cincinnati (Ohio). University

But rakim means sole, and while vr'ikos is used to this day for a head-covering, ...

Google previewReadings in Folk-lore (1893)

Short Studies in the Mythology of America, Great Britain, the Norse Countries, Germany, India, Syria, Egypt, and Persia by Hubert Marshall Skinner

AL RAKIM is a dog in the Mohammedan paradise, having charge of correspondence and messages. SHADDAD was a mythical hero who prepared the sumptuous gardens of Iran, in imitation of paradise, but on entering them was killed by ...

Google previewThe Rap Year Book (2015)

The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed by Shea Serrano

Rakim is a member of the Five Percent Nation. They are “an American organization founded in 1964 in the Harlem section of the borough of Manhattan, New York City, by a former member of the Nation of Islam.” And “members of the group ...

Google previewChristian Wisdom (1916)

A Key to Lessons in Earth Life by Franklin Ellsworth Parker

Rakim means the external manifestation of the solar principle in man, evoluting through the seven ganglia in its external manifestation." KATMIR " Katmir is the letter T added as a continuation of the solar principle in mortal." " No sincere effort ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

Rakim ( Rakim Allah), ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of the Persian Language (1891)

by Edward Henry Palmer

ej, rakim. A writing. A. as; y rakimah. An epistle, writing. A. Jo rikáb. A stirrup.

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Cults, Sects, and World Religions (2010)

Revised and Updated Edition by Larry A. Nichols, George Mather, Alvin J. Schmidt

Popular groups include King Sun, The Supreme Team, Lakim Shabazz, Rakim Allah, Brand Nubian, and The Poor Righteous Teachers. 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Notes 1 2 ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present (2009)

From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century Five-volume Set by Paul Finkelman

The group also maintained a New York hip-hop tradition started by artists like Rakim and Brand Nubian by mixing vivid street tales with the beliefs of the religious group Nation of Gods and Earths, the so-called Five Percenters. Signing with the ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 12: Music by Bill C. Malone

& Rakim, 246 Estefan, Emilio, ...

Google previewDictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations (1996)

by Ernest Cashmore

both presents stimulating ideas surrounding the exposition of a people's historical " roots and routes" and passes on the proposition (originally made by rap artist Rakim) that ...

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The value of this 5-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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