Sunday, October 17, 2010

Rakim - Aces Lounge - October 17, 2010

From the goin' back to Cali department... Rakim @ Aces Lounge tonight, Oct 17th!

More info:

William Michael Griffin, Jr. (later changed his name to Rakim Allah,[1] born January 28, 1968),[2] better known by the stage name Rakim , is an American rapper and one of the pioneers of the musical genre of hip hop. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential and most skilled MCs of all time due to his exceptional flow and complex lyrical craftsmanship.[2][3][4][5]

Rakim is the nephew of American R&B singer and actress Ruth Brown. He grew up in Wyandanch, New York, and became involved in the New York hip hop scene at a young age. Eric B brought him to Marley Marl’s house to record "Eric B. is President." At the time Griffin was fresh out of high school and on his way to college, but he decided to forgo higher education and instead chose to record with Eric B.[2]

When Griffin turned 16, he joined The Nation of Gods and Earths (also known as the 5 Percent Nation) and legally changed his name to Rakim Allah.[6]

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