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William Michael Griffin – more commonly <a href="http://www.authenticbroncosshop.com/...r-jersey-c-1_21.html">Steve Atwater Jersey</a> known as his stage name Rakim, is undoubtedly one of the most influential emcees of all time. A member of the hip-hop duo Eric B. & Rakim from the golden age, he first rome to fame in the music scene in the late 80’s. Since then, he has amassed a number of industry awards and has also been inducted into the renowoned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As far as net worth goes however, how wealthy exactly is the MC? Let us take a look.

Born on January 28, 1968 in Long Island, New York, Rakim first made live recordings while still in high school under the moniker, Kid Wizard. At the age of twenty, his talents caught the attention of DJ Eric Barrier, who at the time worked for the WBLS radio station. Recruiting the help of the aspiring MC, Barrier soon took Rakim as his protege. Later that year in 1986, they released a track entitled, Eric B. Is President, which ended <a href="http://www.authenticcowboyssale.com/...y-jersey-c-2_16.html">Dan Bailey Youth Jersey</a> up being a success. Little did the two know at the time, that they would eventually become one of the most popular hip hop duos of the era. Wanting to capitalize on the success of their single, the pair- now known as Eric B. & Rakim, forged a recording contract with 4th & Broadway Records; they subsequently released two singles, I Know You Got Soul and Ain’t No Joke. Finally a year later, they came out with their debut album, Paid in Full. A smash hit, it eventually went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies within the United States alone, which resulted in much profits for the artists.

Continuing to record together over the next fews years, Rakim ultimately earned much of his initial wealth while performing and recording with his partner in crime, Eric Barrier. For instance just a year later, they released a second studio album entitled, Follow the Leader, which quickly proved to be yet another hit on the charts. Since then, it <a href="http://www.authenticcowboysstore.com/...n-jersey-c-2_10.html">http://www.authenticcowboysstore.com/...10.html</a>has sold more than 500,000 copies domestically- a fact that undoubtedly helped Rakim’s growing wealth at the time. Following up, Eric & Rakim eventually dropped a third album, Let the Rhythm Hit’Em in the summer of 1990; it marked the duo’s third RIAA-certified album. Regarded as the premier MC team in all of hip hop during the late 80’s, they were one of the most influential combos during that period. Just with Eric alone, Rakim has sold well over a million records across the globe.

然而,他的成就并没有结束,除了他与埃里克的成功之外,Rakim也开始了成功的个人音乐生涯。继二人' S IN 1993年分裂,Rakim的与环球音乐集团与他后来发表一份名为他的首张录音室专辑,在1997年秋季第18届书在成名沐浴已经从他的时间作为嘻哈的成员签署二重奏,专辑只增加了<a href="http://www.officialvikingssale.com/...n-jersey-c-2_12.html"> http://www.officialvikingssale.com/店铺的播放器,特伦斯-纽曼球衣-C-2_12.html </A>他已经极高的人气。在美国Billboard Top 200排行榜中排名第四,后来售出超过50万份,从RIAA获得黄金认证。