Over the past year, Queens Village-born Akinyemi moved more times than you can count on one hand. His path took him across three boroughs in NYC to Colorado and then finally to Brooklyn, NY. The Nigerian-American independent artist rediscovered parts of himself throughout his journey, which is reflected in his debut record that is releasing this summer. Akinyemi has received praise from Vice, NPR, Complex, Ones To Watch, Lyrical Lemonade, Highsnobiety, Wonderland, Huffington Post & many more. His music has been featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Alternative Hip-Hop and Spilled Ink playlists as well as Apple Music’s The New New York and Chill Rap playlists.
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