VIPER RECORDS and REBEL ARMZ member, AKIR, premiers the visuals to his new record “NO RESTRICTIONS” from the upcoming EP entitled “FOCUS”. The video, which was directed by Sebastian Maldanado of CB4TOS, was shot on location in Santa Monica and Long Beach, California and co-stars Felicia Khong of Jazmin. “NO RESTRICTIONS” finds AKIR expressing his need for a relationship with no strings attached. With a soulful backdrop, AKIR shows why living with “NO RESTRICTIONS” is as refreshing as a change in the weather.
New York Emcee AKIR returns with a brand new video for “SOUL” which features Lessondary’s Che Grand from his upcoming EP “Focus”. The hard hitting single was shot entirely in the Netherlands and directed by Jere-Me. The video shows the Rebel Armz representative spitting his trademark flow over a dark instrumental from the man himself. Whether in the streets or the studio, AKIR showcases why the system will never be able to buy his “SOUL”.
“Repping where they’re at, What they do, and Where they’re from Centri, Supastar Straps and Blaq Poet craft a street banger in ‘That’s Why I Rap Like This.’ produced by Nickel Plated. Regardless of where you rest the same rules apply: Stick to the street code,”Say Waddup” and “Keep it moving.” Off that ‘Rise Of a Veteran’ mixtape and ‘Headless Nobody’ album.
‘Rise Of A Veteran’ the mixtape, mixed/cuts by DJ Jedi, and prequel to the ‘Headless Nobody’ album will be available online on July 4th. This veteran of the military and veteran MC is returning to the war with mic in hand and fighting to be ranked as a top lyricist in the game. This mixtape will feature Planet Asia, Skyzoo, Sha Stimuli, Akir and few others.
“Children of the ghetto, runnin’ wild and free/ in a concrete jungle, filled with misery…”
-Philip Bailey (Earth, Wind & Fire)
Four emcees. One struggle. For “Children of the Ghetto”, the One Eyed Kings (Mr. Bostic & Bravo One) enlisted the services of Molina, Akir (Rebel Armz), and Big Samir (The ReMINDers) to help tell the story of that very struggle. The four politically and socially conscious rhyme spitters take turns sharing their commentary sprinkled with street tales over the laid-back Mr. Bostic-produced beat. Read the rest of this entry »
“After meeting brothers and sisters from all over the world and overstanding the hardships we endure to persevere, I had no choice but to write this for my people. I wanted it to feel like a sobering cup of black coffee.” – AKIR
“It seems like everyone is on a serious grind right now. I can feel the electricity in the air. Between the revolutions taking place all over the world, me quitting cigarettes, preparing for these new albums, solidifying tour dates and this week’s All-Star game, my energy and hunger have been restored. For “Win,” this week’s download, I had to call out one of the most positive, inspirational and talented woman I know… Keesha Mishawn.”