Rakim Net Worth 2020 Education and CareerAlthough his father William Griffin Sr. was a soft-speaking and sensitive man his mother sang opera and jazz, and his brothers played various musical instruments. His aunt Ruth Brown was a distinguished actress and RB performer. Rakim attended Wyandanch High School, where he played the school band’s baritone saxophone. He has also been an active member of several new rap groups at school, including the Love Brothers and the Almighty 5 MCs. He displayed precocious musical talent even at that early age, as is evident from a recording of a performance at the school in 1985 along with Biz Markle who later became a star himself. Perhaps this is the first show in which he is billed as Rakim. He converted to Islam at the age of 16, taking the name Rakim Allah after entering the Five-Percent Nation party. Over time he emerged as the most outspoken spokesman for somewhere in the five-percent nation; his luminescent confidence in his lyrics. He currently lives with his childhood sweetheart Fee in Connecticut, with whom he has three children Destiny Jabar and Tahmell. Rakim is credited with growing rap music’s vocabulary and adding complicated similes and metaphors in an era when many of his contemporaries lacked the creativity required. His music is remarkable for the vitality of the lyrics and a freshness that even several years later refuses to wilt.