Music Birthday: Rakim

🔊🎉Today, January 28, 1968, Rakim was born William Michael Griffin Jr., Wyandanch, New York. A month after it’s release, “The 18th Letter,” his debut solo studio album, was certified gold by the RIAA, on December 11, 1997. This album also had international success, peaking at no. 72 on the UK Official Albums Chart.

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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