|Mon, August 12, 2013 at 11:47 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
For Akir, words aren't just words-they're credos, rallying cries; a way of life. His name, for example, an acronym for "Always Keep It Real", has zero to do with tired rap clichés, or a small-minded view of what rap is and can be. Akir's trademark raspy flow, his intricate nonstop rhyme patterns and his ear for soulful, dramatic beats (many of them self-produced) aren't some gangster fantasy and if there is one thing that comes across in Akir's music-its real life.
2013 finds Akir bringing the spotlight back to music with his new forthcoming LP The Plan; which will be released on 9-24-0213 via Immortal Technique's Viper Records imprint and again, words aren't just words and his album title is not just an album title. "The Plan is just that" Akir states, "My map for a musical journey on the way to becoming better."
The Plan is produced in majority by Akir and his beat-making parternership with Ty Steez (The Sound) along with Omen with features from his "Rebel Army" brothers Immortal Technique, Poison Pen & Swave Sevah and is a major-step forward for the lyricist and producer.
The Plan promises to make 2013 a huge year for Akir as he says "This album has another level of music presence, taking my pre-existing formula to a larger audience. My first-project, Street Edition, was for the streets, but now I am aiming for the world"!
Tracklisting and credits for Akir's "The Plan" LP:
1.) Balance [Prod by Akir]
2.) Bear Arms (ft. Swave Sevah) [Produced by Akir]
3.) Blow Me Away (ft. TL Cross) [Prod by The Sound]
4.) Explore [Prod by The Sound]
5.) Future (ft. Immortal Technique) [Prod by The Sound]
6.) Listen (ft. Sheena Grier) [Prod by Omen]
7.) Love (ft. TL Cross) [Prod by The Sound]
8.) Power (ft. Poison Pen) [Prod by The Sound]
9.) Ride [Prod by Akir]
10.) Shine [Prod by Ty Steez)
11.) Sun (ft. Lo Diggs) [Prod by Ty Steez]
12.) The Plan [Prod by Deborahs Son]
Upcoming Akir Tour Dates (with Immortal Technique & Brother Ali):
9-28-2013 - Rock The Bells DC.
9-29-2013- Philadelphia, PA
10-1-2013 - Boston, MA
10-2-2013- New haven, CT
10-3-2013- Northampton, MA
10-4-2013- South Burlington, VT
10-5-2013- Rock The Bells NYC
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|Wed, November 07, 2012 at 6:07 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Bodies of Art a fundraiser for ArtsATL
The Goat Farm Arts Center
1200 Foster Street
Atlanta , GA 30318
Attendees will be treated to "Fire Woman," a multimedia installation by Felipe Barral, the premiere of "Night of the Flying Horses," a site-specific performance by Wabi Sabi, and a performance by the Teaching Artists of the Atlanta Music Project.
Prior to Bodies of Art, Zach and Cristina Meloy of PushStart Kitchen, a southern speakeasy located at
The Goat Farm, will host a VIP Pre-Party for 35 attendees.
Guests will be treated to inventive light fare and cocktails prepared by Zach and Cristina. Tickets to the VIP Pre-Party are $125 and include a ticket to Bodies of Art. General admission is $60.
Bodies of Art is #where2go
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|Wed, April 11, 2012 at 12:25 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Red carpets, camera lights flashing, bottles popping, VIP sections behind exclusive velvet ropes...it's like floating on a drug-induced high. Exotic women, high rollers packaged with the default swagger that accompanies a black card, perfectly manufactured smiles, indulgent cuisine, secret parties complete with designer barely there dresses, and tomato-red soles everywhere..and liquor flows like water in the middle the Atlantic Ocean it's like taking a delicious hit of the purest heroine and exhaling slowly,it's access to the promise land, and I can be your guide.
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No one starts at story at the end so we know her end will justify her means, so don't worry about the expiration before you've gotten started. Who wouldn't take a chance to be adored and worshipped by the masses? To know every man lusting over your image in the latest magazine is secretly or not-so-secretly wishing your legs were wrapped around his waist? To know every woman you encounter is yours for the taking, all without you even opening your mouth? Waiters in restaurants, cashiers behind registers, even the doctor at the local clinic are all vying to take a picture, be in your space, get near that high you're on and perhaps take a piece of it with them, just for the moment. Don't fight it, give in to its seduction. It's a heady existence, complete with a ticking clock so faint its barely audible. For some the sand never runs out, that could be you!
Once you put me on retainer, we can map out your next fix. Undoubtedly you'll want a more potent hit after those first few pulls. It starts with a local showcase, then graduates to performing for a packed club. What could be better than seeing strangers sing along with the words of a song you wrote, except being featured at MTV's spring break excursion or perhaps walking the red carpet at the hip hop awards, to winning a Grammy, an Emmy? I can take you from the Magic City, to Vanquish, to the Palms in Vegas to exclusive parties for fashion week in Paris, each high comes with more sacrifice, more money, more exposure, more consequence, until it's all a blur. We start at gold, then push for platinum then diamond..then start back at one.
I can't see a drawback to this drug I sell called FAME. I dare you to find something that makes you feel better, that's desired by more people than what I'm offering. Sure the ride down is rocky, but that's a risk you take with any dream, right? Yes its rigid and demanding but the payoff is like no other. The boundaries are strict, but again its well worth it and we all know the risks going in. This is a young man's drug, not for the aged or experienced. For men the expiration date isn't as strict but women know the window is short. Apply Kanye's workout plan to botox, restylane and endermologie, along with my fee of course and you can enjoy FAME well up through your forties. It doesn't have to end, until its over. I'
|Thurs, March 12, 2009 at 8:47 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
U.S. pop star Michael Jackson has extended his run of comeback concerts in London to 50, starting on July 8 and ending on February 24, 2010, promoters said on Thursday.
When the 50-year-old announced his plan to return to the stage last week, he committed to only 10 concerts at the 20,000-capacity O2 Arena.
Demand has been such that dozens of extra shows have been added, and now an estimated one million people will be able to see Jackson perform.
Hundreds of tickets have turned up on online auction sites like eBay amid criticism of the handling of the sales.
A pair of "VIP" tickets to the opening show are being offered on eBay for 16,000 pounds ($22,000), compared with the official face value of the tickets at between 50 and 75 pounds.
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