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Akeem Ali

Mar 18, 2023

10:45pm – 10:55pm CT

Mala Vida

The ingenuity and passion that drives Akeem Ali both personally and professionally are
beyond self-limiting constraints. With his mindset firmly on inspiring, motivating, and
changing lives through his quick-whited lyricism and trend-setting sound; Akeem is
working hard to earn and maintain the “greatest’ hip-hop artist of all time. To Akeem, his
music and art are boundless, founded on versatility and originality as he strives to ensure
his words elicit vivid visuals that his audience will escape into. Akeem is known for his
great punch lines/bars and the unique manner he structures his songs. He is never afraid of
creating thematic music with no topic ever off-limits; his music runs deeper than just
rhyming words or stringing together catchy beats. It comes from a place that will make you
reflect and think on it for years to come having left a lasting impression.
When Akeem decided at 15 that he wanted to be an artist, little did he know that the rough
Jackson, Mississippi environment he grew up in was just the motivating factor he needed to
get to where he is today. Having built the thick skin and resilience required to keep going
no matter what stumbling blocks were in the way,

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Jackson, MS
Hip-Hop / Rap