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Rakim

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Biography

Rakim (pronounced rah-KIM) (Born William Michael Griffin Jr. on January 28, 1968 in Long Island, New York, USA) is an American rapper and pioneer of the musical genre of hip hop. He is consistently cited as one of the most skilled (and top amongst the most influential) MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship, he revolutionized hip-hop lyricism with his complex flow, elaborate metaphors and rapid delivery. Together with Eric B, he released a number of classic albums between 1987 and 1992. To date his most successful album is 'The 18th Letter,' released in 1997 as his solo debut album.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    New York City, whaddup? Ya'll ready or what?
    Check, I think they ready now, baby
    It's the return of the Wild Style fashionist
    Smashin' hits, make it hard to adapt to this
    Put pizazz and jazz in this, and cash in this
    Guess Who's Back  -  285,226 plays
  2.  
    Lyrics
    It's been a long time
    It's been a long time
    It's been a long time
    It's been a long time
    Rakim the microphone soloist
    It's Been A Long Time  -  197,962 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Clark Kent bring it on
    What you wanna say to make me stay a while?
    What you wanna say to make me wanna stay?
    What you wanna say to make me stay awhile?
    What you wanna say to make me wanna stay?
    Stay A While  -  101,667 plays
  4.  
    Lyrics
    Hardcore, real ill niggas
    Im internationally known
    When I be on the mic
    Hardcore, real ill niggas
    Im internationally known, yo
    when i be on the mic  -  75,153 plays
  5. Outro  -  58,966 plays
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