A Black Clan
"some poetic-like, G music. I produce all of my music. I am Alkebulan. All rights reserved under ASCAP publishing."
Alkebulan Bio - “If you combine the ingenuity of Big Daddy Kane, the rebelliousness and G of Tupac, the slick talk and punch lines of B.I.G., the poetic ness of Mos Def, the intricate, syllabic, vivid imagery flow of Andre 3000, the smoothness of Erykah, the ability to make women melt like that of LL Cool J’s caliber, the consciousness of Lauryn Hill, the power of Public Enemy, and finally, the creativeness and ego of Kanye West- you will then have an artist so amazing, he’d be able to step to me… I often battle myself in the mirror.”
ALKEBULAN, a powerful name being the ancient name for Africa meaning “land of the original man,” came to be the first born in a family of seven children. ALKEBULAN began his music journey constantly kicking and pressing on his mama’s insides where she felt he was either a restless baby letting her know he was ready to come out or giving her a taste of one of his early talents…dancing. By the time ALKEBULAN was two years old, he was picking out his favorite cassette tapes, Public Enemy’s “Fear of a Black Planet” and “Apocalypse 91: The Enemy Strikes Black,” to put in the tape player so he could do his favorite Flavor Flav dance over and over again. This was just the first step proving he was meant to be involved in the entertainment industry.
When ALKEBULAN reached the age of six, he and his brother asked their parents if they could model. Never pushing their sons, ALKEBULAN’s parents enrolled him and his brother into a school to first learn and see if they would like it. The next several years brought ALKEBULAN joy in doing runway fashion shows for Sean John clothing, voice-overs for Hip-Hop Station HOT 97 and commercials for TNT & TBS. ALKEBULAN also conducted an interview with the then Chris Lova Lova “Ludacris” at a private function questioning him about his song position on EA Sports Madden 2000 and telling Luda his career was about to take off. Dancing finally came forth when ALKEBULAN landed a spot on the Atlanta Hawks Junior Dance Team, being one of only two boys (the other being his brother) to dance at Atlanta Hawks basketball games.
It wasn’t until middle school that ALKEBULAN’s talents began beating to a different drum… influenced heavily by his father (who was in the marching band in high school), ALKEBULAN was given a practice pad at a young age instructed on rudiments so ALKEBULAN decided to take band. His Uncle, an engineer and producer, shared a program- Fruity Loops that led ALKEBULAN in making beats for fun to put on mix tapes for his friends to rap on. By the time ALKEBULAN enters high school he continues in band, yet his passion begins to take form in a direction he concentrates on consistently…producing. ALKEBULAN began working in his own pre-production studio learning to master programs needed to guide him around a music studio. Local groups began to take notice in how ALKEBULAN manipulates the virtual instruments in Fruity Loops to where it doesn’t sound like he is using such a program. Listening intuitively to all kinds of music for how sounds merge and marry one another, ALKEBULAN started getting paid for his production skills.
Enter rhyming - during high school ALKEBULAN was challenged by being dissed on a song. Not many knew he actually did music as a profession, so when he answered back, his peers were astonished and gave him props for annihilating the boy lyrically. ALKEBULAN’s vocabulary was boosted for all those times he wasn’t whooped for doing something stupid he was given a dictionary. With this newfound spark and boost from classmates, ALKEBULAN began to take rap more seriously.
Destined to be a total entertainer, this is only the beginning for ALKEBULAN who wants to make music to enlighten people while giving listeners something to feel good to and enjoy life. Currently he has a mixtape and working on an album. ALKEBULAN’s chosen name makes him an original man bringing forth new and revolutionary talents who is now primed to share his gifts with the universe.