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AKD & Deepstar

Years Active 2015

Genre Hip-Hop

Members AKD (Arise King David) & Deepstar The Abyss Dwella.

Describe Your Sound

AKD’s lyrics hit to the heart with passion, depth and represent the life your average head can relate to, avoiding thug fantasy, and false claims of fame and wealth.

Deepstar’s instrumental works aim to capture the spirit of the 90’s NY vibe whilst being unafraid to abandon the generic sounds common today among Hip Hoppers, trying to both relive the essence of the past and bring something fresh to peoples’ ears.

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Formation

An international partnership spanning from the UK to Australia forged from an unlikely meeting on the now defunct social media platform Conspiracy Worldwide Connect, which rolled from collaboration on one track to plotting an EP only to eventually evolve into the album Universal Language.

Influences

DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Buckwild, 9th Wonder, Blackstar, EdO G, Masta Ace, O.C.

Career Highlights

Together AKD & Deepstar have managed to collaborate with some of their
favourite artists from the old school of Hip Hop and today such as: Rapsody, Masta Ace, A.G. of D.I.T.C., Rob Swift of The X-ecutioners, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Tragedy Khadafi, Nutso, G.dot & Born, Dälek, Phoenix Da Icefire, Cyclonious, Big Cakes

Current Activity

Currently working on solo projects. Deepstar has begun a new group with UK artist Cosha Don under the name Abyss Dwellas and is also secretly working on a project with a well known US Emcee. AKD is currently working on a solo album and was just featured on the re-release of the Iconic Masta Ace album 'A Long Hot Summer'

Releases by AKD & Deepstar

"Universal Language", Monad Records (CD & digital) & Effiscienz (Vinyl and digital in Europe only), 2015, Vinyl due out Feb 2016