11 posts tagged hip hop
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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