Hip hop owes a lot to the pioneers and veterans of the genre, and Rakim is definitely one of those people. The legend has contributed a lot to the culture, as well as the city of New York, and his work with Eric B. played a big part in that. The OG has had a very extensive career, with a lot of high’s and low’s, but always staying as one of the greatest spitters in the game. Let’s take a look back at the like and rap career of Rakim.
Check out the up’s and down’s of Rakim on the following pages.
He began his rap career under the name ‘Kid Wizard’
Rake started rapping under that rap name at the age of 18 years old.
He is introduced to the Nation of Islam in 1986
This is when William Michael Griffin Jr. changed his name to Rakim.