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Street Edition Volumes 1&2

by Akir

UNSIGNED HYPE.. (THE SOURCE MAGAZINE JAN/FEB '05)
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: East Coast
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1. Best Friend AKIR
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2. Can't Touch Him AKIR
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3. This Is Your Life AKIR
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4. Survive AKIR
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5. One AKIR
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6. 2003 AKIR
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7. 4daluv AKIR
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8. Number Song AKIR
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9. Rat Race AKIR
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10. Stop Playin AKIR
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11. Got 2 Go AKIR
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12. Earthquake Hits AKIR
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13. State of the Enemy AKIR
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14. Hold You AKIR
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15. Ride Wit Me AKIR
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16. 2002 AKIR
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
ATTENTION!!!

"AKIR" (Source Magazine's Unsigned Hype)
signs contract with Viper Records (www.viperrecords.com)
to Release the long awaited album, "Legacy"


Maybe it was the first concert he saw (Run DMC and the Fat Boys) or the first album he owned (Public Enemy) that sparked his creative flame for hip-hop. But it was the turmoil of his early surroundings and his life's struggles that ignited his hunger to develop into the artist "A.K.I.R." The acronym and the promise to Always Keep It Real, gave him a name and a prophecy to live by. AKIR grew up throughout New York City, DC, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Atlanta, and Maryland. The harsh realities of becoming a black man in today's world would prove to be a main catalyst. "They say that we're endangered species/ AKIR's thesis/ Is to survive 10x's 10/ not in a 10 by 10/10 times out of 10/ they got a plan for my hard rocks to have not/ have babies and start again..." THIS IS YOUR LIFE.



AKIR first entered the hip-hop scene as an on-air personality with WNMH 97.9 (Mass.) in 1994. In 1998, he ranked 2nd out of 50 in Howard University's Verbal Armageddon emcee competition, and he guest appeared on DJ Arsonist's (Heat Makers) first mix tape release. Collaborating with partner SOUTHPAW (formerly Ray Dogz of Daddy's House Recording Studios) he co-produced "The Getaway" for Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol.1. AKIR released his first single "Best Friend" on DJ N'finit's mix cd The Blockbuster Vol. 1 (A One Enterprises Product) followed by the EP Street Edition Vol. 1. At the end of 2001, the project was added to, re-packaged and, distributed as Street Edition Vol. 1&2 helping "One" sell over 12,000 copies through an extensive street team network. Being recognized as #9 CMJ Hip Hop Music Charts (June 2004), and the cameo on "One Remix" for Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol.2 lead to AKIR's appearance on the Van's Warped Tour (Summer 2004) followed by the honor of The Source Magazine's Unsigned Hype (Jan/Feb 2005). Currently, AKIR is working on his first major release, performing, and doing cameos. AKIR has performed with a diverse array of talented and legendary artist including: KOOL G RAP, THE GAME, MASTA ACE, SLUM VILLAGE, BRAND NUBIAN, BROTHER ALI, VAST AIRE, VORDUL MEGA, and IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE.



AKIR's strongest influences include: the finesse of SLICK RICK, the mellow vibe and consistent originality of Q-TIP, the smooth delivery and GQ style of BIG DADDY KANE, the complexity and pietism of NAS, the rapid fire flow and intensity of KOOL G RAP, and the lyricism of RAKIM. "Spittin sparks of light, to guide you through the flight." CAN'T TOUCH HIM. AKIR's vocals are, to say the least, persuasive, melodious, and addictive. His flow is compelling and vividly euphonic with lyrics that are a testament to hip-hop in its purest form.



Look for the new Vinyl Single!!!
(POLITRICKS B/W Treason Ft. Immortal Technique)



DISCOGRAPHY:
AKIR: "The Manhattan Project," Manifest Media '98
DJ R'SONIST: "MixTape," Heatmakers '98
NEW BREED: "New Breed Compilation", One Enterprises '00
AKIR: "Always," Promo, One Enterprises '00
ASHA: "Got it Goin' On," Screw Records '02
AKIR: "Street Edition, Vol. 1," One Enterprises '02 (www.oneenterprises.com)
DJ N'FINIT: "The Blockbuster," One Enterprises '02
NAPOLEON DA LEGEND: "World Conquest," N.D.L. '02 (www.napoleondalegend.com)
AKIR: "Street Edition, Vol. 2," One Enterprises '03 (www.sandboxautomatic.com)
IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE: "Revolutionary, Vol. 2," Viper Records '03 (www.immortaltechnique.com)
LIVE FROM THE BLOCK: Live From The Block DVD (DC) '03 (www.livefromtheblock.com)
BLOCK MONEY: Block Money The Album '03
WAX POETIC: Heavy Traffic 2 (Road Rage) '03 (www.waxpoeticproductions.com)
D-EN-D: D-EN-D at the movies '04
DJ CHELA: Chela 4 President '04
LONGSHOTS (featuring AKIR): "Thugs Prayer" '04
DJ HYPHEN: Presents Beats, Rhymes, and Life Vol. 3; I will not lose '05
THIRD I REVOLUTION: Revolutions Of The Mind Mixtape '05
DJ 730: Presents Hiphop Disciples 4 mixtape hosted by Cormega '05
DJ 730: Presents Hiphop Disciples Volume 7 Hosted by Stimuli '05
DJ CHELA: Embedded Reporter
BACKWOODS STUDIOZ: Terror Firma (coming soon) '05
LIVE FROM NY: DVD Soundtrack '05 (coming soon)



VENUES PERFORMED:
-Apache Cafe (ATL)
-Georgia State (ATL)
-SOB's (NYC)
-Club NV (NYC)
-Downtime (NYC)
-Lion's Den (NYC)
-Harvest Moon (NJ)
-American University (DC)
-Howard University (DC)
-Metro Cafe (DC)
-State Of The Union (DC)
-Club Aqua (DC)
-Club U-Turn (DC)
-Ben-N-Mo's (DC)
-Kili's (2k9) (DC)
-Capitol City Records (DC)
-First Ave (Minneapolis)
-Broken Bottle (Chicago)
-EL REY THEATER (LA)
-WHITMAN COLLEGE - WALLA WALLA, WA
-PALLADIUM - OLYMPIA
-NEUMO'S - SEATTLE, WA
-SONAR - VANCOVER, BC
-LOLA'S - PORTLAND, OR
-THE STARLIGHT - FT. COLLINS, CO
-FOX THEATRE - BOULDER, CO
-32 BLEU - COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
-SUNSHINE THEATER - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
-CLUB CONGRESS - TUCSON, AZ
-CLUB FREEDOM - TEMPE, AZ
-Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee
-UMB Bank Pavilion, St. Louis
-Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Indianapolis
-Tower City Aphitheatre, Cleveland
-Tweeter Center, Chicago
-Metrodome, Minneapolis
-Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Kansas City
-HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta
-Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando
-Vinoy Park, Tampa
-Pompano Beach Amphitheatre, Miami
-Jacksonville Fairgrounds, Jacksonville
-Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Charlotte
-Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach
-Nissan Pavillion D.C.

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STUDIO: 646.266.6064
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Henry

natural talent
I got his Legacy album before this one and I wanted this one to see how his older stuff sounded. He's got a great flow with beats that suit him great. As far as comparisons, he could go head to head with Lupe or Kanye anyday and put them both to shame. He's a lyricist and he's always straight-up.

alonzo daarow

a true lyricist
yhis guy is freakin phenomenal. lyric after lyric no throwaway rhymes just pure heat. a definite must have.

Endeva the BeatZmith

Tight.....
Nice CD!....Keep it live!

Jay9210

Must have CD
Akir is a tight lyricist and this CD contains the track one, which is just amazing. I cannot stop playing it, one of the best to come out for a while.

Slim Tha Snoman

FUCK!
This cd is amazing. Akir has so much talent. This cd is by far the best. If you like Legacy, this cd is a must!!

Illpoetic Representing OddvizionMediaDesign

Hip Hop in its truest form.
Refreshing contribution to the culture of Hip-Hop. I advise any true Hip-Hop head to pick this album up, Akir's delivery and content is well worth the listen.

onemicent.com "akepele"

clear the stage 4 a.k.i.r
keep hitting hard son. were at war with rap were going to need u to help bring this hip-hop back. one love!

Skinny Corleone

TIGHT TIGHT TIGHT ! ! !
Aaawww Man!!! Wazzup Akir - your music is sr8 up tight as fuck. Keep this kind of banging tracks coming?! Question: What CD is the "Kunte Kente" and "Thugs Prayer" tracks on? Buy this CD - It's a true winner!?

luis

this is hip hop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
crazy album yo!!!!! i was waiting for ra's album, but this cat has it all.... keep it up son, we need more soldiers like you for this revolution!!!! peace...

Capital-"X"

This joint is Butta, straight smooth as butta 4 real
Been a minute since I heard a joint like this. From the first listen, I was hooked. Erytime I pump this CD in my set it plays from 1st cut ta last. A must hear if you into that realism. One Love 4 eva! "X"
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