10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rakim – Interesting Things about the...

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rakim – Interesting Things about the Rapper

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rakim

10 Facts You Didn't Know About RakimAmerican rapper Rakim besides being famous and talented rapper was also an athlete. Read these 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rakim, most Interesting Things about the Rapper Rakim. He’s famous rapper who is one half of the hip hop duo Eric B & Rakim. Yes!! From Eric B & Rakim, William Michael Griffin, Jr. Aka Rakim’s name has been named one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time.

Rakim proved to be gifted not only as an artist but also as an athlete, and he aspired to a career in professional football. As, all through his early life goes as a hip-hop entertainer, after then when Rakim was 17 years old called himself Kid Wizard; he later adopted the name Rakim, in honor of the ancient sun god Ra and the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Kim. As we gear up for one of the hottest concerts this year, ”Return of the Legends”….I dug up some little known facts about The Microphone Fiend, Rakim, that I thought you would enjoy. So, read these 10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rakim and enjoy……

10 Facts You Didn’t Know About Rakim

#1 RAKIM’S REAL NAME

Rakim real name is William Michael Griffin Jr.

#2 NOW HE BELONGS TO ISLAM….

He converted to Islam at age 16.

#3 BEFORE HONORED HE WAS…

Before taking on the name Rakim he went by Kid Wizard

#4 RAKIM’S NAME WAS TAKEN AS AN HONOR

He took the name Rakim in honor of the ancient sun god Ra and the ancient Egyptian kingdom of Kim.

Read Also: Rakim Biography & Life Story

#5 AN ATHELTE

He was an athlete who aspired to play in professional football.

#6 ACTUAL BIRTH PLACE

Rakim grew up in the suburb of Wyandanch, Long Island, New York.

#7 HIS WAS DISCOVERY BY….

He was discovered by WBLS DJ Eric B

#8 @THE AGE OF 18

He recorded “Eric B. Is President” at 18, fresh outta High School and decided to forgo college.

Check Out: Rakim Discography

#9 RETURN OF THE LEGENDS

He will be live on stage at The DPAC this Friday, October 18th for Return of the Legends!!!!

#10 HIS RECOGNITION…

It was disc jockey Eric Barrier of radio station WBLS who first recognized Rakim’s talent while seeking an MC to complement his experiments with sampling in 1985.

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