OneBeat 2018 Fellow

Rapper, Singer

Queens, United States

Akinyemi has grabbed the attention of audiences with his unapologetically honest take on the struggles and beauty of the human condition, mixed with the drive to create and experience something new. The Nigerian 23-year old, who hails from Queens, has a name that 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.