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William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim (), is an American rapper. He is one half of golden age hip hop duo Eric B. & Rakim, with whom he released four albums: Paid in Full (1987), Follow the Leader (1988), Let the Rhythm Hit 'Em (1990), and Don't Sweat the Technique (1992). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rakim has received more than 3,278,635 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Rakim is the 1,887th most popular singer (down from 1,600th in 2019), the 10,122nd most popular biography from United States (down from 8,663rd in 2019) and the 491st most popular American Singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 3.3M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 43.47

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 27

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.87

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.90

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Rakims by language

Over the past year Rakim has had the most page views in the with 394,895 views, followed by German (23,246), and French (18,901). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (114.98%), West Frisian (57.14%), and Turkish (39.13%)


Among singers, Rakim ranks 1,887 out of 4,381Before him are Cheryl Studer, Ezio Pinza, Pascal Obispo, Romeo Santos, Rim Banna, and Duncan James. After him are Bade Ghulam Ali Khan, Ronnie Hawkins, Soraya Arnelas, Claes-Göran Hederström, Pierre Rapsat, and June Anderson.

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Among people born in 1968, Rakim ranks 352Before him are Ricardo Rosset, Andriy Sadovyi, Orlando Jones, Yuliia Paievska, Martin Max, and Sydnee Steele. After him are Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Clovis Cornillac, Espen Bredesen, Katarina Barley, Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, and Antonio Tarver.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rakim ranks 10,122 out of 20,380Before him are Pearl Bailey (1918), Robin Morgan (1941), Zebulon Pike (1779), Ronnie Ray Smith (1949), Katie Couric (1957), and Gladys Egan (1900). After him are Donald H. Peterson (1933), Johnny Sheffield (1931), Herbert Boyer (1936), Jeanne Bates (1918), Anna Chlumsky (1980), and Grady Booch (1955).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Rakim ranks 491Before him are Mavis Staples (1939), Arthur Alexander (1940), Richard Tucker (1913), Doc Pomus (1925), Cheryl Studer (1955), and Romeo Santos (1981). After him are Ronnie Hawkins (1935), June Anderson (1952), Johnny Otis (1921), Eddy Arnold (1918), MC Ren (1969), and Bruce Hornsby (1954).