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Akinyemi

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Rising lyricist Akinyemi [ah-kin-yeh-me] has grabbed the attention of audiences with his unapologetically honest take on the struggles and beauty of the human condition.
The Nigerian 23-year-old’s name means “fated to be a warrior” in Yoruba. Akinyemi embodies that inner warrior in his music. Although his sound mirrors hip-hop legends such as A Tribe Called Quest as well as newer artists like Mick Jenkins and Anderson Paak, he creates original and experimental melodies that include sounds and samples considered foreign in hip-hop.
Akinyemi, who lives in Queens, recently opened for acts Berhana, Sylvan LaCue, Heems, GASHI, Chester Watson, Mal Devisa, and many others. His debut EP, Summers, has received global recognition; it’s even in rotation at Adidas flagship stores worldwide. Akinyemi has been featured in The Village Voice, Mass Appeal, and Huffington Post's "BARS" (which drew over a million views via Facebook), and many others. Akinyemi also has also dabbled in modeling, including for Spike Lee's clothing line, Defend Brooklyn, and for Steve Harvey, among others.

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