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William Michael Griffin Jr. (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper and record producer. 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.Rakim is considered a transformational figure in hip hop by raising the bar for MC technique higher than it had ever been. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rakim has received more than 2,169,143 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Rakim is the 1,626th most popular singer (down from 1,474th in 2019), the 8,954th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,462nd in 2019) and the 472nd most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.2M

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  • 55.21

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  • 24

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  • 3.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.41

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Rakim ranks 1,626 out of 3,541. Before him are Raekwon, Joey Belladonna, Billy Fury, Tones and I, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Alesha Dixon. After him are Redfoo, Benjamin Biolay, Grimes, Origa, Andrea Berg, and Siti Nurhaliza.

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Among people born in 1968, Rakim ranks 283Before him are Rafael Alkorta, David Bisconti, David Ayer, Jeanne Balibar, Ol' Dirty Bastard, and Rica Matsumoto. After him are James Allison, Akihiko Hoshide, Brad Wilk, Arvind Kejriwal, Clovis Cornillac, and Fernando Escartín.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Rakim ranks 8,954 out of 15,968. Before him are Richard Lewis (1947), D. J. Caruso (1965), Mary L. Cleave (1947), Jerome Biffle (1928), David Costabile (1967), and Giuseppe Rossi (1987). After him are Redfoo (1975), Floyd Landis (1975), Benjamin Harrison V (1726), Cherie Currie (1959), Rip Taylor (1931), and Rain Phoenix (1972).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Rakim ranks 472Before him are Jan Peerce (1904), Eddie Money (1949), Irma Thomas (1941), Raekwon (1970), Joey Belladonna (1960), and Ol' Dirty Bastard (1968). After him are Redfoo (1975), Nelly (1974), Greg Graffin (1964), Lawrence Tibbett (1896), Bruce Hornsby (1954), and Jeremy Camp (1978).

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