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AKIL JENNINGS

Finally, a rap artist who brings heat to beats.  Akil is a Northern Californian MC who grew up in the Raw Kem, EPMD, KRS 1, RUN DMC era.  When listening to Akil’s 1st release “Serious” you can feel the emotion and passion in the story lines.  With songs like “My Life”, Hard Times” and “You’re A Man Now”, Akil shares stories about real life struggle he’s seen and experienced in his life.

 

Akil reaches out to the youth by offering words that are intended to motivate and inspire.  Akil puts his money where his mouth is, He is the founder of The Urban Fatherhood Project and He’s producing a CD compilation called “Promote the Peace Project”.  This project will contain 21 songs and 21 essays  from students in Sacramento High Schools.

 

“I’ve watched many friends and family members die violent deaths.  I’ve watched young people all around me loose their freedom.  When you have a felony record before you turn 20, it makes it hard to find work and support your family.  Many of my friends are mentally and economically trapped.  I’ve understood this and since I was a teen,  I wanted to do what I could to help my people find unity and peace. That’s why I started the Urban Fatherhood Project and the Promote the Peace Teen Summits” – Akil Jennings

 

Akil has received airplay on 102.5 KSFM breaking out a show with hosts Derrick “DOA” Allen, Big Al, and Wayne Wayne.  The show was called  “The Future Flava Show”.   In November, 2005 Akil began getting Airplay on ”916 Leak” on 103.5 The Bomb in Sacramento.  He was becoming known for his strong lyrics and tight tight production.

 

He produced some great songs getting airplay called “Cell Phone feat. Ghetto Romeo”,  “Your Vibe feat. J Ali & Thugg Miss”, and “Something Special – feat. MR, Chris Jones, & SWIFF”.

 

Akil’s began an open mic in downtown Sacramento called “the Acoustic Couch”  That was a platform for all types of musicians to come and play.  Akil say’s “I wanted to find a place to play my guitar without worrying about making mistakes… I called on the all experience level musicians to come.  We had horn players, guitarists, percussionists, then the singers…  mannnn, … it was a blast. “

 

in 2008, Akil founded the Home Grown Soul Show on V101.1 FM and begin producing weekly live band open mic that featured the areas best singers and musicians.  The weekly Thursday event became the talk of the town and the who’s who of Sacramento made it the place to be in Sacramento.  Only now after a 5 year run on radio and stage, Akil is finally working on his art of music.

 

Akil is a very talented producer who produced, arranged, mixed and mastered all his albums.  He has much to offer the music industry,  the urban community, and young people all over America.  Take a moment to listen to Akil and you be the judge.  – J. Jennings PBMG