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William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), 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.

Eric B. & Rakim's classic album Paid in Full was named the greatest hip hop album of all time by MTV in 2006, while Rakim himself was ranked #4 on MTV's list of the Greatest MCs of All Time. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that "Rakim is near-universally acknowledged as one of the greatest MCs -- perhaps the greatest -- of all time within the hip-hop community." The editors of About.com ranked him #1 on their list of the 'Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007)'. Rakim began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, who in 2011 were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012, The Source ranked him #1 on their list of the 'Top 50 Lyricists of All Time'.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 The 18th Letter Rakim 3
1999 The Master Rakim 5 1
2009 The Seventh Seal Rakim 3 1

Album + Compilation + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 The Archive: Live, Lost & Found Compilation Live Rakim 1


Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1997 Guess Who's Back Rakim 1
1998 Buffalo Gals Stampede Malcolm McLaren & The World's Famous Supreme Team versus Rakim & Roger Sanchez 1
2002 Addictive Truth Hurts feat. Rakim 3

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