To some, it may seem like AkPrime appeared out of nowhere. This once unknown name is recently becoming one of the hottest names in the streets, and in the clubs. At six foot-two inches tall, 215 pounds, AkPrime is really beginning to throw his weight around the South and Mid-south. AkPrime’s popular new single “I Be (Throwing it back)” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb8pFmijmk4 is continuously gaining momentum causing an overwhelming amount of anticipation for his follow up single, “Parking Lot”.
AkPrime’s newly found popularity in music has been a plot he’s been planning his whole life.
AkPrime grew up in a poor family where financial hardships created many restrictions, leaving music sometimes as an only pastime and escape from the reality of utility shut-off notices and empty refrigerators.
AkPrime's relationship with music meant more than making songs for head-bobbing purposes. His music was his melodic vehicle maneuvering him through and beyond life's bullshit.
AkPrime's attitude towards music was similar to his competitiveness as an athlete...He was determined to be the best!! With a high volume of dreamer’s strivings to become the 'next hottest rapper', AkPrime worked to distance himself from the mass and do more than just 'spit lyrics'. AkPrime took a strong interest in producing his own original beats. Childhood friend/musical mentor, Chuck Sweet, introduced AkPrime to Hip Hop EJ beat maker. It was at that point AkPrime abandoned his dual tape player, singleTomTom drum and mini keyboard and began producing for himself.
AkPrime's college years were a turning point in his musical development; not in terms of text book studies and lecture seminars, but in life. Entering college as a prize athlete, a series of injuries crippled AkPrime's dreams of playing professional ball. As a result, AkPrime indulged himself into his music; at times, only to maintain a grip on his sanity. It was also during those years that AkPrime became completely musically self-sufficient. He made his own beats; wrote, rapped, sang, mixed and mastered his own music, making AkPrime a quintuple threat as his own artist, songwriter, producer, engineer, and graphics designer all in one.
Furthermore, AkPrime strives diligently daily to perfect his craft. Born under a poor man's circumstances, with a rich man's vision (and a hungry man's work ethic), AkPrime is leaving the bottom, on the rise to the top.
AkPrime, On the Rise