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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
    "Once again back is the incredible"
    Yeah, yeah
    It's the return of the Wild Style fashionist
    Smashing hits, make it hard to adapt to this
    Put pizazz and jazz in this, and cash in this
    Guess Who's Back  -  303,074 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  -  205,223 plays
  3.  
    Lyrics
    Rakim, Clark Kent bring it on
    [Repeat: x2]
    What you wanna say to make me stay awhile
    What you wanna say to make me wanna stay
    Just me and my peeps we getting buzzed, looking for clubs
    Stay A While  -  103,195 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  -  75,530 plays
  5. Outro  -  59,757 plays
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