Akil the Mc (Jurassic 5) with support from Louis Logic – Camden Barfly Monday 4th October
Akil The Mc ( Jurassic 5)
+ Louis Logic (New York) + Support from FLASH FRY RECORDS Showcase with + Reps + Rup + Uncle Dicky + DJ Sqeeeze and Zeeny
Doors – 7:30 PM
Tickets £11 (advance)
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Who is Akil the mc? When asked this question one would expect a simple answer. Truly an artist at heart. Mc, Producer, Song writer, Actor, Photographer, Model, Live Show Coordinator, Hip hop scholar, Break dancer, Entrepreneur, and Entertainment Consultant.
Hailing from the west coast, 1 of the mc’s from the infamous hip hop group Jurassic 5. Branding their name in the hip-hop history books, Jurassic 5 was picked up by Interscope. 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” (Top 35 single) “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 the hip-hop culture.
With the current status of Jurassic 5 taking a vacation, Akil has pursued a solo career. Releasing his mix tape “Collection of expressions”. Showing his skills on his first solo project Akil takes the opportunity to present his talent. Collection of Expressions is full of Lyrical display as well as tracks that Jurassic 5 fans are waiting for.
The stage has been set the levels have been tone adjusted and the mic is ready for Akil The Mc. He will be mixing up classic Jurassic 5 material and new solo work.
With three studio albums and an EP under his belt (Sin-A-Matic, The Odd Couple “Alcohol/Ism”, Misery Loves Comedy and Spork Kills “Beaches Love US” EP) and a laundry list of collaborations with artists such as J-Zone, Jedi Mind Tricks and MF DOOM , louis logic uses a unique singer/songwriter approach to crafting rap records. With the help of long time producer/partner in crime, J.J. Brown, louis has grown to infamy as the king of drinking anthems and quirky adult love songs.
His musical exploits have taken him on extensive tours throughout the United States, Canada, Europe & Australia. Most recently, louis, J.J. & Dan The Deacon Maier reinvented the Sin-A-Matic album with the 80’s Edition, a special five year anniversary re-release of louis logic’s 2003 cult classic debut album. 2009 also saw louis & Danish production superduo Beatman & Rockin’ create hip hop’s first Surf Rap band Spork Kills.2010 began with a unique project featuring the best of louis’ collaborations with hip hop’s next crop of newcomers and artists on the rise called “Me & Everyone You Know”.