Only 3 more dates on the Immortal Technique REVOLUTION tour ft. AKIR Hasan Salaam and DJ Static. Don’t miss it!!!
Q. Thank you for the chance to interview you. Could you explain why and how did you choose your artist name Akir?
I grew up with great admiration for graffiti. So around high school I decided to find my own tag. At the same time I was finding my identity as an emcee. The acronym (AlwaysKeepItReal) came later prompted by a good friend of mine.
Q. Was there any special event or moment that make you decide to become a rapper?
It all started when the record skipped. Southpaw and I had a radio show with some friends and one day the turntable was not working. He started beat boxing, I started rhyming. The rest is history
Q. Within the hip hop movement recently the word conscious gets used a lot. What is your take on the word within the context of hip hop and would you class yourself as a conscious rapper?
I am glad that out of the other sub-hip hop genres there something overtly positive however, I am not really into labels. I would hope we are all conscious.
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June 7th -21st 2013 Come out and see us. I look forward to seeing #thenetwork
Special shout out to all the mothers out there. Sometimes it may seem that your care and attention has been overlooked but, none of this would be possible without you. #ThankYou #WithLove #HappyMothersDay
My home girl @DJSARASA found me and my son in #Japan in a shop. We took a picture at the @brooklynbodega@bkhiphopfest like 2 years ago and never knew what happened to it. #Crazy
#tbt some more pictures from my #sxsw #2013
Since I was on the streets of #NY and #DMV slanging my cd hand to hand #NapoleonDaLegend @teamNDL been nice. As a matter of fact, after we first linked we made several tracks all of which he also produced. He let me use one, which is on what we now know as #StreetEdition Pt. 2. I’m glad he’s finally getting recognized. You want to talk lyricism foreal get at this project. The grimey gentleman is back. Can’t wait to listen to this while I’m on tour, I’ma zone out. Oh shiiitttt, peep my man Swave Sevah in the video aiiighghhtt. #RASalute
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