The name may not instantly ring a bell, so let me refresh. The world caught wind of Akil on Missy Elliot’s show “The Road to Stardom” that aired in 2005. Missy was under the impression that he was a little too laid back and lacked the break-out star quality that she was looking for. He was discovered based on his demo CD that came out in 2003. The Music of Akil Dasan is a really relaxing, jazz-soul fusion sound that kind of puts you in the mind of Digable Planets. I don’t remember how I stumbled across this album, but I’m glad I did. This one really gets a lot of mileage and I’m sure most folks who check out this site will enjoy it. Since 2005, he’s been staying steady getting gigs all across the globe and doing what he loves. I’ve posted up a link to one of his latest videos from YouTube. Make sure you take some time to cop this CD and make sure to Turn Yo’ Headphones Up to all things Akil Dasan.
Listen: Akil Dasan – “The Jawn”
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“Jazz vs. Hip Hop” – Akil Dasan