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NEW YORK, New York, United States

NEW YORK, New York, United States
Hip Hop


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"AKIR - XXL Magazine"

"...his commanding performance on "Politricks" (Viper) is the stuff that street disciples are made of. Flowing like a young Mr. Jones over a superb arrangement of strings and hand claps..."
Chairman Mao - XXL Magazine - XXL Magazine

"AKIR - Source Magazine"

"...his musical movement definitely derives from a hustler's mentality... Upon relocating to NYC and releasing his double-packaged, underground sensation Street Edition Vol. 1 & 2, which moved nearly 12,000 units on the street, the credited rapper/producer won the hearts of the 'hood with his intellectual, true-to-life poetry."
T.F. - Source Magazine - Source Magazine

"AKIR - UCLA Daily Bruin"

“Akir, took the stage, I was about ready to call it quits. Akir (which stands for Always Keep It Real) launched straight into his first song, and I was hooked. Though I had never listened to any of his music in my life, I found it hard not to connect with his energetic style and seemingly effortless rhyming ability. His songs were interspersed with spoken word pieces, which further showcased his penchant for rhyme. By the end of his set, I was convinced: There was hip-hop out there that I could actually enjoy.”
Niran Somasundaram - UCLA Daily Bruin - UCLA Daily Bruin


By Katie McDonnell

Twenty-two-year-old rapper/entrepreneur AKIR isn't trying to jump into mainstream pop-hop and come out with another "hit" about drugs, sex and violence. This intellectual lyricist has something to say.

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