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Professor Griff Net Worth

Professor Griff net worth is

$5 Million

Professor Griff Wiki Biography

Richard Griffin was born on 1st August 1960 in Roosevelt, Long Island, New York, USA, and as Professor Griff is a hip hop artist probably best known for being one of the members of the hip hop band Public Enemy, and the founder of the band The Last Asiatic Disciples. He is also recognized in the media for being not only a spoken word artist, but also a lecturer. His career has been active since 1982.

Have you ever wondered how rich Professor Griff is, as of late 2016? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of Griff’s net worth is over $5 million, an amount which has been accumulated through his successful career in the music industry as a rapper. Other sources are coming from his careers as a spoken word artist, and lecturer. He also increased his net worth publishing the memoir “Analytixz” (2009).

Professor Griff Net Worth $5 Million

Professor Griff spent his childhood in his hometown, and right after matriculation from high school was drafted into the US Army. When he returned he established Unity Force, a party security service. His musical beginnings were quite odd; while working in security, he met Carlton Ridenhour, a.k.a. rapper and producer Chuck D, who was a part of the Spectrum City DJ-for-hire service, owned by Hank Shocklee. Griff`s firm and Spectrum City often worked together, and he and Chuck D became close friends. Following the formation of Public Enemy of which Chuck D was a member, he invited Griff to be a sideman. Griff then renamed his Unity Force to the Security of the First World, better known as S1W, and Griff`s group served as dancers to the original lineup of the group, while he himself was road manager, and regarded as ‘Minister of Information’. The group released two albums with him on board, including the debut “Yo! Bum Rush the Show” (1987), which achieved golden status, and “It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back” (1989), which topped the US R&B charts, while it achieved platinum status, increasing Griff`s net worth significantly. However, he was fired as a result of several controversial statements he made in interviews.

After that he started his solo career by forming the group Last Asiatic Disciples and has released five albums, including the “Pawns in the Game” (1990), “Kao’s II Wiz*7*Dome” (1991), “Blood of the Profit” (1998), and “And The World Became Flesh” (2001), based on Afrocentric ideas embracing several religions and cultures, but which hasn’t found enormous popularity with the general population, otherwise his net worth could be considerably higher.

When it comes to speak about Professor Griff’s personal life, there is no information in the media about relationships; in free time he is very active on his official Twitter account. Perhaps unsurprisingly Griff was a part of the Nation of Islam, which is a political and religious movement. He has attracted his share of controversy, which has effected his professional career somewhat.


Title Year Status Character
Enter the Fist and the Golden Fleece 2016 Narrator
The Legend of Hip Hop 2016 Books
Chip Factor 2007 Video Joe
Turntable 2005 Jonny


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Shadow Boxing 1993 Short lyrics: “Shut Em Down” / music: “Shut Em Down”


Title Year Status Character
Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation – The First London Invasion Tour 1987 2005 Video documentary Himself
G-Phoria 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself – Public Enemy
Public Enemy Live from House of Blues 2001 Video documentary Himself
And Ya Don’t Stop: Hip Hop’s Greatest Videos, Vol. 1 2000 Video Himself – Public Enemy (segment “Fight the Power”)
Public Enemy: Fight the Power 1989 Short Himself
Soul Train 1987 TV Series documentary Himself – Guest
A Fatherless America 2017 Documentary Himself
Thoughts from L.A. 2 the U.K. 2015 TV Series Himself
Vib3sTV Music 4 the Masses 2015 TV Series Himself
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 TV Movie Himself – Honoree / Performer
Diary of a Decade: The Story of a Movement 2012 Documentary Himself
Public Enemy Feat DMC: RLTK 2012 Short Himself
Public Enemy: Prophets of Rage 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Bridging the Gap: The Joe Dulin Story 2011 Documentary Himself
Public Enemy: Welcome to the Terrordome 2007 Documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2007 TV Series Himself
Public Enemy: Where There’s Smoke 2007 Video documentary Himself
Public Enemy: Making the Public Enemy Comic Book 2007 Video short Himself
The Story of the Public Enemy Comic Book 2007 Video short Himself

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