- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
Jurassic 5, James Brown, Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force and more.
Another interview by CJ Dread @ the Boileroom, Guildford; Akil discusses his influences, the black panthers and the struggle of growing up in L.A. Hailing from the west coast, 1 of the mc's from the infamous hip hop group Jurassic 5 . 1999 re-releasing the J5 Ep Known for their old school flavorful harmony and uplifting lyrical content, which Akil played a big part in building. Songwriting being one of his strong points Akil has penned many of the infamous songs noted by Jurassic 5, Concrete school yard, Quality Control, Thin Line, featuring Nelly Furtado and many other favorites. Besides lending his expertise in penmen ship, Akil also added his talent as a producer to help create the Jurassic 5 formula. This formula opened doors for Jurassic 5 to travel worldwide planting seeds for hip-hop culture. With the current state of Jurassic 5 taking a vacation Akil has perused a solo career. Releasing his mixtape collection of expressions. Thanks to Derek & Rachel , Dom, Lauren and Junkbwoy.