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Rakim was born on January 28, 1968 in Wyandanch, New York, USA as William Griffin. See full bio »
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 2015 Togetherness (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ghost in Chains (2015) ... (performer: "Don't Sweat the Technique")
 2015 Dope (writer: "Juice (Know The Ledge)" - as William Griffin)
 2014 Top Five (performer: "When I B On tha Mic")
 2014 EA Sports UFC (Video Game) (performer: "Guilty All the Same") / (writer: "Guilty All the Same")
 2012 Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap (Documentary) (performer: "Follow The Leader", "The 18th Letter (Always And Forever)") / (writer: "Follow The Leader", "The 18th Letter (Always And Forever)", "My Melody") / (writer: "Microphone Fiend" - as William Griffin)
 2010 Dance Central (Video Game) (writer: "Don't Sweat The Technique" - as William Griffin)
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "Follow the Leader" - as William Griffin)
 2009 Dance Flick (writer: "Know the Ledge (Juice)" - as William Griffin)
 2009 Fish Tank (writer: "Juice (Know the Ledge)", "Don't Sweat the Technique" - as William D. Griffin)
 2008 Center Stage: Turn It Up (writer: "Don't Sweat" - as William Griffith)
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 (2005) ... (performer: "Know the Ledge")
 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) (performer: "I Know You Got Soul") / (writer: "I Know You Got Soul")
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Soul Brother #1" - as William Griffin)
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Know the Ledge (Juice)", "Microphone Fiend" - as William Griffin)
 1998 The Rugrats Movie (performer: "Take the Train") / (writer: "Take the Train")
 1992 Juice (producer: "Juice (Know the Ledge)") / (writer: "Juice (Know the Ledge)" - as William Griffin)
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Album, "The Master," Universal Records 542 082, 1999. See more »

Alternate Names:

Eric B. & Rakim

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